Food Security and Agriculture

Training Course on Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation

Course Overview

The five-day course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of results-based monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methods, equipping them with practical tools and techniques essential for planning, organizing, and managing programs and projects. Through a combination of theory and active learning, attendees will explore the links between results-based measurement, monitoring, and program evaluation. The curriculum covers key topics such as theories of change, indicators of outputs and outcomes, designs for evaluation, data collection (including sampling), and data analysis. The course emphasizes an interactive approach, incorporating practical exercises, group work, and informal Q&A sessions to address common M&E challenges. Additionally, participants will receive valuable resources for further study and research in the M&E field. The workshop is designed to facilitate the translation of theory into practice, allowing participants to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios in their work environments.

Target Participants

This course is designed for researchers, project staff, development practitioners, managers, and decision-makers who are responsible for project or program-level M&E. The course aims to enhance the skills of professionals who need to research, supervise, manage, plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate development projects.

Course Objectives

On completion, you will be able to: 

  • Understand the essentials of M&E, how to design and implement an M&E system and the factors involved in setting up an M&E unit
  • Know where and how M&E fits within the organisational or national framework and strategies for successful integration
  • Set up a database to collect, analyse, interpret and report on performance
  • Design monitoring systems incorporating routine and ad-hoc data collection and reporting techniques
  • Set objectives and design performance indicators and apply M&E techniques to the measurement of outcomes
  • Design and implement a computerised M&E database information system
  • Create and deliver outcome focused data-based reports that provide value-for-money solutions

Duration 

Online Training: 6 days

Classroom Training: 5 days

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Result Based M&E

  • Fundamentals of Results Based Management
  • Result based M&E cycle
  • The emergence of RBM and its development
  • RBM Lifecycle (Seven phases)
  • Areas of focus of RBM
  • Results based management vs traditional projects management

Module 2: What is Monitoring and evaluation?

  • Definition of M&E
  • Why is M&E important
  • M&E and the project cycle management
  • Keys principles and concepts in M&E
  • Participatory M&E

Module 3: Situation analyses/Needs assessment

  • Formative research
  • Situation analysis
  • Needs assessment
  • Tools to conduct a needs assessment
  • Illustrative examples of situation analysis and mappings

Module 4: Designing the M&E system

  • The result chain approches
  • Impact pathways
  • Logical framework vs Theory of change
  • Developing a theory of change
  • Components of a theory of change

Module 5: M&E Frameworks

  • Why are M&E frameworks important?
  • Considerations when developing an M&E framework
  • Steps in developing an M&E framework
  • Results frameworks
  • Logical frameworks

Module 6: Designing indicators and evidence

  • What are indicators?
  • Characteristics of good indicators
  • Challenges and considerations when selecting indicators
  • How many indicators are enough?
  • Process versus result/impact indicators
  • Process indicators
  • Result indicators
  • Output indicators
  • Outcome indicators
  • Impact indicators
  • Developing internationally comparable indicators

Module 7: M&E Plans

  • Importance of M&E Plan
  • Documenting M&E System in the M&E Plan
  • Components of an M&E Plan-Monitoring, Evaluation, Data management, Reporting
  • M&E plan vs M&E Framework vs M&E System

Module 8: Evaluation Techniques

  • Evaluation questions
  • Steps to developing evaluation questions
  • Illustrative examples
  • Designing evaluations for stakeholder benefit and use
  • Choice and use of qualitative and quantitative collection instruments
  • Participatory data analysis
  • Communicating findings meaningfully for comprehensive stakeholder learning

Module 9: Baseline Assessments

  • What is baseline data and how is it collected?
  • Needs assessment versus baseline study
  • Questions to ask about a baseline plan
  • What kind of baseline data is necessary, useful and practical to collect?
  • Examples of baseline surveys

Module 10: Data Collection and Analysis

  • Quantitative data
  • Methods for collecting quantitative data
  • Challenges and limitations of quantitative methods
  • Qualitative data
  • Methods for collecting qualitative data
  • Pre/post intervention focus group discussions
  • Pre/post intervention interviews
  • Illustration and example with selected participatory methods

Module 11: M&E Results Use and Communication

  • Developing a communications strategy based on evaluation findings.
  • Communicating findings to bring about change.
  • Presenting M&E results using different media.
  • Different uses of M&E results
  • M&E Reporting
  • M&E results communication strategies

Note: This outline provides a general structure for the training. The specific content, activities, and duration of each session may be adjusted based on the target audience, learning objectives, and available time.

Classroom Training Schedule

Start Date End Date Location Cost Apply
Jul 08, 2024 Jul 12, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Aug 12, 2024 Aug 16, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Sep 16, 2024 Sep 20, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Oct 21, 2024 Oct 25, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Nov 25, 2024 Nov 29, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register

Virtual Training Schedule

Start Date End Date Location Cost Apply
Jul 22, 2024 Jul 27, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Aug 26, 2024 Aug 31, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Sep 30, 2024 Oct 05, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Nov 04, 2024 Nov 09, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Dec 09, 2024 Dec 14, 2024 Online $ 400 Register

Registration Process

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Group Discounts

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Course Language

This Training course is offered in ENGLISH . Please indicate the language of choice during registration.

Training Approach

Our instructor-led trainings use well guided presentations, practical exercises, and group acivities. Participants are encouraged to bring any data relevant to their job responsibilities. Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

Certification

Upon completion of training, the participant will be issued with a certificate of Completion.

Post Training Support

Our commitment our clients success extends beyond the training program. We offer ongoing 3 months support through Q&A sessions, online forums, and access to our expert instructors.

Tailor-Made Course

We design customized training programs and inhouse workshops to meet specific training needs and organizational goals. Contact us to find out more: training@perk-gafrica.com