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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) & Impact Assessment of Food and Nutrition Security Programmes Course

This training programme aims to improve the effectiveness of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of Food Security and Nutrition programs through identifying and disseminating successful methods, tools and practices. This will, in turn, improve the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) skills of the personnel implementing food security and nutrition programmes in the implementing agencies.

This is a general training is targeting variety of programme staff, management team members and thematic staff, Project Management Officials, government officials, programme managers; policy makers and programme implementers; development practitioners and activists and NGO and CSO members, Research organizations among others for Agriculture support activities.

10 days


The training will enable participants to;

  • Gain insight into the principles of monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment in food and nutrition security.
  • Strengthen their competence in the designing, monitoring, and evaluation of FSN programs.
    Come up with clear ideas for improving monitoring, evaluation and impact assessments for food security and nutrition programs.
  • Appreciate the need to integrate gender role in the development of FSN programs.
    Gain skills in both qualitative and quantitate data collection and analysis in M&E for food security and nutrition programs.


Module 1: Fundamentals of Monitoring and Evaluation

What is M&E?
Significance of M&E
Principles and concepts in M&E
M&E and the project lifecycle
Complementary roles of monitoring and evaluation

Module 2: Food Security and Nutrition M&E Frameworks

Food security and nutrition conceptual frameworks
Food security and nutrition results frameworks
Logical framework analysis
Food security and nutrition projects design using LogFrames

Module 3: Food Security and Nutrition Indicators

Food security and nutrition indicators
Indicator metrics
Link between indicators and results
Indicator Matrix
FSN indicator performance tracking

Module 4: M&E System design and M&E Planning in FSN

Importance of an M&E Plan
Components of an M&E Plan
Design Principles for monitoring and evaluation
Using M&E plan to implement M&E in a project
M&E plan against performance management plan

Module 5: M&E Considerations for Sector Specific Programming

Food availability
Food access
Food utilization
Market Information

Module 6: M&E Considerations for Health and Nutrition

Selection of indicators
Integrated disease surveillance and nutrition surveillance systems

Module 7: Data Management for M&E in FSN

Sources of M&E data
Qualitative data collection methods
Quantitative data collection methods
Participatory methods of data collection

Module 8: Data Analysis

Data cleaning
Qualitative data analysis
Quantitative data analysis
Data interpretation and reporting

Module 9: Gender consideration in M&E for FSN

Gender integration during project activities design
Gender indicators in food security and nutrition programs
Cross-cutting gender issues in FSN
Role of M&E in addressing gender
Measure of gender outcomes

Module 10: Evaluation of Food Security and Nutrition Programs

Determining evaluation points from results framework
Components of evaluations, implementation and process evaluations
Evaluation designs
Performance evaluation process
Evaluation findings, sharing, and dissemination

Module 11: Impact Assessment of FSN Programs

Introduction to impact evaluation
Impact assessment in program design
Attribution in impact evaluation
Impact evaluation methods

Module 12: M&E Results Use and Dissemination

Use of M&E results to improve and strengthen FSN projects
Use of M&E Lessons learned and best practices
M&E reporting
Design, monitoring, and evaluation of resilience interventions


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


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.


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


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

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 16th November 2020

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Payment for 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 23-11-2020
Event End Date 04-12-2020
Cut off date 16-11-2020
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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