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M & E, Data Management & Analysis in Food Security & Nutrition Programmes Course

INTRODUCTION

The demand for data on impact of policies, programmes and interventions on food and nutrition security is rapidly growing. Both governments and civil society have a need for information on food and nutrition conditions and trends and the impact of policies and interventions.

Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment are undertaken by governments, NGOs, international agencies and donors. The course emphasizes the need for careful selection of indicators in designing information support systems at various administrative levels and the skills required for analysis and interpretation of data collected for policy making.

The course is job-oriented and the training approach is interactive. It provides the participants with the possibility to learn from expert facilitators as well as from each other.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • Understand the role of food and nutrition security for attaining the MDGs
  • Understand the principles of participatory and learning orientated planning, monitoring and evaluation in food and nutrition security
  • Have new insights in the principles of participatory and learning-oriented planning, monitoring and evaluation in food and nutrition security;
  • Have strengthened your competence to design an M&E-system including assessments for food and nutrition security programmes and/or projects;
  • Have clear ideas for improving M&E systems and impact assessments for food and nutrition security.

TOPIC TO BE COVERED

Introduction

  • Food Security concepts and frameworks

M& E Fundamentals

  • What is M&E?
  • M&E Plans
  • M&E Frameworks
  • Indicators
  • Data sources collection and use
  • Defining a good M&E system
  • Relating Monitoring and evaluation to your project cycle
  • Including M&E in food security programme design
  • Identifying the challenges facing Monitoring and evaluation professionals in the Food Security and Nutrition sector
  • Participatory M&E systems

M&E Frameworks

  • M&E Frameworks basics for Food Security and other programs
  • M&E in Food Security and Nutrition context
  • M&E Frameworks
  • Developing and operationalising M&E frameworks
  • Linking M&E frameworks to indicators
  • Using data
  • Monitoring result and impact using a logical framework

Gender M&E

  • Introduction to M&E in Gender and Food Security
  • Prioritizing gender in M&E plans
  • Exploring gender in M&E plans
  • Selecting indicators to measure gender related outputs and outcomes
  • Gender considerations for data collection, interpretation and use

Step by Step approaches to M&E

  • Agree on the purpose and principles of the project M&E system
  • Agree on and design core documents to setup an M&E system
  • Establish project M&E system
  • Agree on field monitoring data collection and management process
  • Agree on Monitoring data analysis process
  • Agree on process for monitoring data utilization and reporting
  • Review and revise M&E plans based on progress
  • Agree on process of evaluation management

Interpreting and Communicating results for M&E

  • Communication and reporting for M&E
  • Contemporarily methods of disseminating

Data collection, management and data quality

  • Data collection methods: How to undertake data collection (quantitative and qualitative)
  • M&E field trips
  • Increasing questionnaires response rates
  • Data collection versus data analysis
  • Data quality and data management
  • Data quality dimensions
  • Functional areas of data management systems
  • Double counting
  • Obtaining data from Social media

ICT tools for data collection, monitoring and evaluation in food security and nutrition

  • ICT innovations
  • Data collection implementation models
  • Key choice of application to collect data in rural areas
  • ICT tool for Data processing
  • Using Mobile phones for data collection
  • Dashboards; analytics, data management and stakeholders access
  • Case study

Data demand and use for food security and nutrition programmes

  • Introduction
  • Data use frameworks and key concepts
  • Data demand
  • Information availability
  • Information use

Introduction to Data analysis and interpretation for Food Security and Nutrition Programmes

  • Introduction
  • Data analysis key concepts
  • Types of variables
  • Basic analysis

Summarizing data

  • Numerical summaries for discrete variables
  • Tables for dichotomous variables
  • Tables for categorical variables
  • Tables for ordinal variables
  • Graphs and charts for dichotomous and categorical variables
  • Graphs and charts for ordinal variables
  • Tabulations for summary statistics for continuous variables
  • Graphs and charts for continuous variables

Introduction to qualitative data Analysis

  • Planning for qualitative data analysis
  • Reviewing the data
  • Organizing your data
  • Coding the data
  • Introduction to using a qualitative data analysis software (NVivo)

Quantitative data Analysis

  • Planning for qualitative data analysis
  • Comparison of Data analysis packages
  • Basics for statistical analysis
  • Testing for normality of data
  • Choosing the correct statistical test
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Confidence intervals
  • Tests of statistical significance (Parametric and non-parametric tests)
  • Hypothesis testing versus confidence intervals
  • Interpreting the data

 Assessing Programme Impact on Food Security

  • Introduction to Impact Assessment
  • Programme Design Implications
  • Impact Assessment in Programme Design

Methods and Approaches for Assessing Impact

  • Overview of Methods and Approaches
  • Quantitative Methods: Household Surveys
  • Quantitative Methods: Secondary Data
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Selecting Methods and Approaches

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:  outreach@indepthresearch.org   

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail outreach@indepthresearch.org

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 18th  August 2017

Send proof of payment to outreach@indepthresearch.org

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Duration 5 Days
Event Date 25-09-2017
Event End Date 29-09-2017
Cut off date 18-09-2017
Individual Price (Kenyan) KES 75,000.00
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,012.00
Individual Price (International) USD 1,100.00
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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Group Tariffs

Group Size Kenyan Rate Per day (KES) International Rate Per day (USD/EURO)
6-10 95,000.00 $ 1,118.00
€ 1,018.00
11-15 146,250.00 $ 1,721.00
€ 1,567.00
16-20 191,250.00 $ 2,250.00
€ 2,048.00
21-25 230,000.00 $ 2,706.00
€ 2,463.00
26-30 262,500.00 $ 3,089.00
€ 2,811.00
30-50 309,825.00 $ 4,556.00
€ 0.00
3-5 62,500.00 $ 736.00
€ 670.00
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