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Effective Monitoring & Evaluation for Public and Donor-Funded Programmes Course

INTRODUCTION

This training introduces key principles and practices in the management, monitoring, and evaluation of international development projects, and equips participants with project management, Monitoring, and Evaluation skills. The training blends planning and management principles with skill development related to data collection and analysis.

DURATION

 10 days.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This training is intended for Project Management Officials, government officials, department heads and program managers; policymakers and program implementers; development practitioners and activists and NGO and CSO members, University Researchers among others.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The training is aimed at introducing and equipping participants with skills in;

  • Understand the concepts of monitoring and evaluation
  • Designing M&E systems and frameworks
  • Understand the framework
  • Preparation and implementation of monitoring and evaluation
  • Determine relevant indicators and data necessary for evaluation
  • Defining realistic expected results based on appropriate analysis
  • Monitoring progress toward results and resources consumed with the use of appropriate indicators

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

  1. Basic Concepts in monitoring and evaluation
  • Introduction to M&E
  • M&E and the project/programme cycle
  • Importance of M&E
  • Purposes and uses of M&E
  • Identifying gaps in M&E
  • Barriers to effective M&E
  • Introduction to Problem Analysis
  1. Results-based M&E
  • Definition of Result Based M&E
  • Why results-based management?
  • Results-based M&E outline and cycle
  • How to use results-based management M&E
  • Result Based M&E tools
  • The performance Indicators and performance measurement framework
  • Steps to complete a Performance Measurement Framework
  1. Readiness Assessment & Determination of Outcomes for M&E
  • Readiness Assessment
    • M&E readiness assessment and its significance
    • Aspects of M&E readiness assessment
    • How to conduct Readiness Assessment
    • Determination of Outcomes
  • The Importance of Outcomes
    • Issues to Consider in Choosing Outcomes to Monitor and Evaluate
    • Selecting Key Performance Indicators to Monitor Outcomes
    • How to choose Good Performance Indicators
    • The Use of Proxy Indicators
    • The Pros and Cons of Using Predesigned Indicators
    • Constructing Indicators
    • Setting Indicators
  1. Baseline Assessment
  • What is a baseline assessment?
  • Importance of baseline assessment
  • Setting baselines and indicators
  • Gathering data on baseline Indicators
  • Use of Baseline data on indicators
  • Examples of baseline studies
  1. M&E Systems and Frameworks
  • Principles of the M&E system
  • Identifying the purpose and scope of the M&E system
  • Design & set up of M&E system
  • Practical on designing the M&E system
  • Definition of M&E frameworks
  • Developing and implementing M&E frameworks
  • Linking M&E frameworks to indicators
  1. PerformanceM&E for Results
  • Types and Levels of Monitoring
  • Links between Implementation Monitoring and Results Monitoring
  • Needs of Every Results-Based Monitoring System
  • Evaluation techniques
  • Gender disintegration in M&E planning
  • Communicating M&E findings
  • The Use of Monitoring and Evaluation Findings
  • Assessing program impact
  1. Statistical Concepts, Research Methodology, Data Collection, and Management
  • Meaning Qualitative and quantitative data
  • Types of variables (Numerical, discrete variables, dummy variables,
  • Determination of research designs
  • Sampling techniques and sample size
  • Designing research tools, Data collection techniques
  • Entering categorical and continuous data
  • Defining and labeling variables
  • Validation and Sorting variables
  • Transforming, recording and computing variables
  1. Tabulation and graphical presentation of data
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Frequency tables
  • Tables for categorical data
  • Graphs and charts
  1. Data analysis and interpretation for M&E
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Comparing Means.
  • Regression and Correlation Analysis
  • Interpreting the data
  • Introduction to analyzing qualitative data and qualitative data analysis software (NVIvo)
  1. Mobile Based Data Collection (ODK) and mapping
  • Introduction to mobile phone data collection
  • Advantages and challenges of Mobile Applications
  • Components of Open Data Kit (ODK)
  • ODK platforms and formats
  • Downloading and install ODK Collect into mobile devices or using file
  • Designing and creating Forms
  • ODK Aggregate Server
  • Transform data and Using GPS Coordinates for Mapping/Visualizing

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.

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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.

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PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 25th November 2019.

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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

Event Duration 10 Days
Event Date 02-12-2019
Event End Date 13-12-2019
Cut off date 25-11-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 139,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,592
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,853
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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