International Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Results course

International Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Results course

Introduction:

Welcome to the International Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Results course! In the realm of global development, effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) play a crucial role in assessing the progress and impact of development programs and projects. This comprehensive course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to design, implement, and manage M&E systems for international development initiatives. Whether you're a development practitioner, project manager, donor agency representative, or government official, this course will equip you with the tools and techniques necessary to ensure accountability, learning, and results-based decision-making in development projects.


Course Objectives:

  1. Understanding M&E Concepts: Gain a solid understanding of key monitoring and evaluation concepts, frameworks, and methodologies used in international development contexts.
  2. Designing M&E Systems: Learn how to design and develop M&E systems tailored to the specific needs and objectives of development projects, including setting indicators, designing data collection tools, and establishing baselines.
  3. Data Collection and Analysis: Develop skills in data collection techniques, including surveys, interviews, and focus group discussions, as well as data analysis methods to derive meaningful insights from collected data.
  4. Performance Monitoring: Explore techniques for monitoring project performance and progress, including tracking indicators, analyzing trends, and identifying early warning signs of potential challenges.
  5. Impact Evaluation: Learn how to design and conduct impact evaluations to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of development interventions.


Organization Benefits:

  1. Improved Project Management: By implementing robust M&E systems, organizations can better track progress, identify challenges, and make informed decisions to ensure the successful implementation of development projects.
  2. Enhanced Accountability and Transparency: Effective M&E promotes accountability and transparency by providing stakeholders with reliable information on project performance, outcomes, and impact.
  3. Evidence-Based Decision-Making: Organizations can use M&E data and insights to make evidence-based decisions, allocate resources efficiently, and adapt strategies to achieve desired development results.
  4. Learning and Knowledge Sharing: M&E fosters a culture of learning and knowledge sharing within organizations and across development sectors, enabling stakeholders to learn from successes and failures and improve future interventions.
  5. Stakeholder Engagement and Participation: Involving stakeholders in the M&E process fosters ownership, buy-in, and participation, leading to more inclusive and sustainable development outcomes.



Target Participants:

 This course is designed for professionals working in international development organizations, donor agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, and consulting firms involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of development projects. Target participants include project managers, M&E officers, program coordinators, policymakers, researchers, and development practitioners seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge in international M&E.


Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation in Development
    • Overview of M&E concepts, principles, and frameworks
    • Importance of M&E in international development
    • Case Study: Introduction to an M&E framework for a health intervention project
  2. Designing M&E Systems for Development Projects
    • Setting project objectives and indicators
    • Developing M&E plans and frameworks
    • Establishing baseline data and targets
    • Case Study: Designing an M&E system for a water and sanitation project
  3. Developing M&E Tools and Instruments
    • Designing data collection tools (surveys, questionnaires, checklists)
    • Conducting participatory M&E activities
    • Training field staff and enumerators
    • Case Study: Developing a data collection tool for a livelihoods program
  4. Data Collection Methods in Development M&E
    • Quantitative data collection techniques (surveys, assessments)
    • Qualitative data collection methods (interviews, focus group discussions)
    • Participatory data collection approaches
    • Case Study: Conducting a household survey for a poverty alleviation project
  5. Data Management and Analysis in M&E
    • Data management principles and best practices
    • Data entry, cleaning, and validation
    • Data analysis techniques (descriptive statistics, regression analysis)
    • Case Study: Analyzing M&E data using statistical software
  6. Performance Monitoring and Reporting
    • Monitoring project activities and outputs
    • Tracking progress against indicators and targets
    • Reporting on M&E findings and recommendations
    • Case Study: Quarterly performance monitoring of an education program
  7. Outcome and Impact Evaluation
    • Understanding outcome and impact evaluation concepts
    • Designing impact evaluation studies (experimental and quasi-experimental designs)
    • Conducting baseline and endline surveys
    • Case Study: Impact evaluation of a maternal and child health program
  8. Theory of Change and Logical Framework Approach
    • Understanding the theory of change and its components
    • Developing a logical framework (logframe) for M&E
    • Using the logframe for project planning and evaluation
    • Case Study: Developing a theory of change for a youth empowerment initiative
  9. Participatory M&E and Stakeholder Engagement
    • Engaging stakeholders in the M&E process
    • Participatory monitoring and evaluation techniques
    • Stakeholder feedback mechanisms
    • Case Study: Participatory evaluation of a community development project
  10. Gender and Equity in M&E

·       Understanding gender and equity considerations in M&E

·       Incorporating gender-sensitive indicators and analysis

·       Assessing the impact of interventions on gender equality and social inclusion

·       Case Study: Gender-sensitive evaluation of a women's empowerment program

  1. Utilization of M&E Findings for Decision-Making

·       Using M&E findings for adaptive management

·       Integrating M&E into project planning and implementation

·       Communicating M&E results to stakeholders

·       Case Study: Using M&E data to revise project strategies and activities

  1. Learning from M&E: Successes and Challenges

·       Reflecting on M&E successes and lessons learned

·       Identifying challenges and barriers to effective M&E

·       Strategies for overcoming M&E challenges

·       Case Study: Learning from M&E experiences in community development projects

  1. Emerging Trends and Innovations in Development M&E

·       Exploring emerging trends and innovations in M&E (mobile data collection, remote sensing, big data analytics)

·       Assessing the potential benefits and challenges of new M&E approaches

·       Case Study: Using mobile technology for real-time monitoring of agricultural project

 

Essential Information

 

1.     Our courses are customizable to suit the specific needs of participants.

2.     Participants are required to have proficiency in the English language.

3.     Our training sessions feature comprehensive guidance through presentations, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and collaborative group activities. Our facilitators boast extensive expertise, each with over a decade of experience.

4.     Upon fulfilling the training requirements, participants will receive a prestigious Global King Project Management certificate.

5.     Training sessions are conducted at various Global King Project Management Centers, including locations in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kigali, Dubai, Lagos, and others.

6.     Organizations sending more than two participants from the same entity are eligible for a generous 20% discount.

7.     The duration of our courses is adaptable, and the curriculum can be adjusted to accommodate any number of days.

8.     To ensure seamless preparation, payment is expected before the commencement of training, facilitated through the Global King Project Management account.

9.     For inquiries, reach out to us via email at [email protected] or by phone at +254 114 830 889.

10.  Additional amenities such as tablets and laptops are available upon request for an extra fee. The course fee for onsite training covers facilitation, training materials, two coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a certificate of successful completion. Participants are responsible for arranging and covering their travel expenses, including airport transfers, visa applications, dinners, health insurance, and any other personal expenses.

Course Date Duration Location Registration
10/06/2024 To 21/06/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
08/07/2024 To 19/07/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
05/08/2024 To 16/08/2024 10 Days Kigali, Rwanda
02/09/2024 To 13/09/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
30/09/2024 To 11/10/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
28/10/2024 To 08/11/2024 10 Days Mombasa, Kenya
25/11/2024 To 06/12/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
23/12/2024 To 03/01/2025 10 Days Dubai, UAE