Advanced Project Monitoring And Evaluation For Development Projects

Advanced Project Monitoring And Evaluation For Development Projects

Introduction:

Welcome to the Advanced Project Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Projects course! In the realm of development projects, effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are essential for ensuring project success, accountability, and impact assessment. This advanced course is meticulously designed to equip participants with the necessary skills and techniques to conduct comprehensive project monitoring and evaluation in the context of development projects. Whether you're a development practitioner, project manager, evaluator, or policymaker, this course will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of M&E processes and drive positive change in development interventions.


Course Objectives:

  1. Advanced M&E Methodologies: Explore advanced monitoring and evaluation methodologies, tools, and techniques used in the context of development projects to assess project performance, measure outcomes and impacts, and enhance accountability and learning.
  2. Data Collection and Analysis: Develop proficiency in collecting, managing, and analyzing data for M&E purposes, including qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, data management techniques, and statistical analysis.
  3. Results-Based Management: Gain insights into results-based management principles and practices, including logical framework approach (LFA), theory of change (TOC), and results-based monitoring (RBM), to enhance project planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  4. Impact Assessment and Attribution: Learn advanced techniques for assessing project impact and attributing outcomes to project interventions, including quasi-experimental designs, counterfactual analysis, and contribution analysis.
  5. Utilization-focused Evaluation: Understand the principles of utilization-focused evaluation (UFE) and participatory approaches to evaluation, emphasizing stakeholder engagement, learning, and utilization of evaluation findings for decision-making and adaptive management.


Organization Benefits:

  1. Enhanced Project Effectiveness: Equipping project staff with advanced M&E skills enhances project effectiveness by enabling timely and evidence-based decision-making, fostering accountability, and maximizing project impact and outcomes.
  2. Improved Learning and Adaptation: Implementing advanced M&E methodologies promotes organizational learning and adaptation by providing valuable insights into project performance, identifying lessons learned, and facilitating adaptive management and continuous improvement.
  3. Enhanced Stakeholder Engagement: Integrating participatory approaches and stakeholder engagement techniques in M&E processes fosters greater stakeholder ownership, participation, and collaboration, leading to more inclusive and sustainable development outcomes.
  4. Increased Accountability and Transparency: Strengthening M&E systems enhances project accountability and transparency by providing stakeholders with credible and transparent information on project progress, results, and impact.
  5. Enhanced Resource Allocation and Management: Utilizing evidence-based M&E findings enables organizations to optimize resource allocation, prioritize interventions, and allocate resources more efficiently to achieve desired development outcomes.



Target Participants:

 This course is designed for development practitioners, project managers, M&E specialists, policymakers, donor agencies, NGOs, and other professionals involved in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of development projects. It is suitable for individuals with a basic understanding of M&E concepts and practices who seek to deepen their knowledge and skills in advanced M&E methodologies and techniques.


Course Outline:

  1. Advanced M&E Frameworks and Approaches
    • Review of M&E frameworks and approaches
    • Advanced M&E methodologies and techniques
    • Case Study: Applying a theory of change approach to M&E in a community development project
  2. Data Collection Methods and Tools
    • Advanced data collection methods (e.g., surveys, interviews, focus groups)
    • Data collection tools and instruments
    • Case Study: Conducting a baseline survey using advanced data collection techniques
  3. Data Management and Analysis
    • Data management principles and best practices
    • Advanced data analysis techniques (e.g., regression analysis, thematic analysis)
    • Case Study: Analyzing project data using statistical software and qualitative analysis tools
  4. Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBME)
    • Introduction to results-based management (RBM) principles
    • Designing and implementing RBME systems
    • Case Study: Developing a results framework for a health intervention project
  5. Impact Assessment Methods
    • Advanced impact assessment methodologies (e.g., experimental and quasi-experimental designs)
    • Attribution and contribution analysis
    • Case Study: Conducting an impact evaluation of a poverty alleviation program
  6. Utilization-Focused Evaluation (UFE)
    • Principles of utilization-focused evaluation
    • Participatory evaluation approaches
    • Case Study: Facilitating a participatory evaluation workshop with project stakeholders
  7. Adaptive Management and Learning
    • Principles of adaptive management
    • Learning and knowledge management strategies
    • Case Study: Implementing adaptive management practices in a climate change adaptation 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.

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
17/06/2024 To 21/06/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
15/07/2024 To 19/07/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
12/08/2024 To 16/08/2024 5 Days Mombasa, Kenya
09/09/2024 To 13/09/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
07/10/2024 To 11/10/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
04/11/2024 To 08/11/2024 5 Days Kigali, Rwanda
02/12/2024 To 06/12/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
30/12/2024 To 03/01/2025 5 Days Nairobi Kenya