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International Training on Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Results Course

INTRODUCTION

This 2 weeks training is design to impact job oriented skills for monitoring and evaluation that are highly demanded in the development industry. After following this course you will be capable of designing and managing Monitoring and Evaluation Systems which meet the standards of donor agencies.

It is aimed at providing an overview of  monitoring and evaluation methods for development results with practical applications of tools and methods. This course will provide participants with M&E tools, techniques and resources needed for planning, organizing, and/or managing programs and projects. Through exercises and group work, participants will learn the links between results-based measurement, monitoring and program evaluation. Time will be allocated for practical exercises and informal question and answer sessions around common M&E problem areas. Participants will also be provided with additional Resources for further study and research in the M&E field.

DURATION

2 Weeks

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Learn how to select data collection strategies and get acquainted with key issues about measures such as credibility, reliability, validity and precision
  • Benefit from a hands-on-approach based on real life cases enabling you to immediately apply the knowledge shared throughout course
  • Work in groups together with professionals from around the world, in a multicultural and diverse environment
  • Gain insights on how multilateral agencies manage their operations
  • Get access to all the resources necessary to start your own training program on Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Build a Monitoring & Evaluation system throughout the course for a real project
  • Use data analysis software package (Stata).
  • Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GPS to gather data, collaborate and share information.
  • Communicate findings to stimulate learning and reflection.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course targets Project Management Officials from NGO’s, National Statistics Offices, Education Researchers, Government ministries, National Institutes and Planning Ministries, Central banks, and University Researchers among others.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

M&E fundamentals

  • Introduction to M&E?
  • Key components of M&E
  • Relating Monitoring and evaluation to your project cycle
  • Identifying the challenges facing Monitoring and evaluation professionals
  • Steps to implementing M&E in a project/programme
  • Type of evaluations
  • Methods and tools for M&E
  • Challenges in M&E

Trends towards result based M&E

  • Managing for Development Results (MfDR)
  • MfDR core principles
  • MfDR and Result based management (RBM)
  • Defining RBM
  • Emergence of RBM and its development
  • Seven phases of RBM
  • Performance measurement, performance indicators and performance monitoring
  • Logical framework and results framework

Introduction to result based M&E

  • What is RBM?
  • Results based M&E outline
  • Result based M&E cycle
  • Performance measurement, performance indicators and performance monitoring
  • Essential actions to build result based M&E
  • The power of measuring results

Situation analyses/Needs assessment

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

Baseline assessment

  • 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

Designing the M&E system

  • The result chain
  • Impact path ways
  • Logical framework vs Theory of change
  • Developing a theory of change
  • Components of a theory of change

M&E frameworks

  • The importance of M&E frameworks
  • Considerations when developing an M&E framework
  • Steps in developing and M&E framework
  • Results frameworks
  • Logical frameworks

M&E plans

  • What does an M&E plan include?
  • Important considerations for an M&E plan
  • When should M&E be undertaken?
  • When monitoring activities should be carried out?
  • When should evaluations be conducted?
  • Can M&E plans be amended?

Designing indicators and evidence

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

Performance monitoring

  • Definition and process
  • Tools used

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

Gender M&E

  • Introduction to M&E in Gender and development
  • Prioritizing gender in M&E plans
  • Exploring gender in M&E plans
  • Selecting indicators to measure gender related outputs and outcomes
  • Gender considerations for data collection, interpretation and use

Communicating M&E results

  • Developing a communications strategy based on evaluation findings.
  • Communicating findings to bring about change.
  • Presenting M&E results using different media

Use of &M&E results

  • Different uses of M&E results
  • To whom to give feedback
  • When to give feedback
  • How to give feed back
  • Embedding learning for personal and organizational benefit
  • Becoming change agents for M&E.
  • Becoming an M&E champion

Assessing programme impact

  • Introduction to Impact Assessment
  • Programme Design Implications
  • Impact Assessment in Programme Design

Economic evaluations

  • Introduction to Economic evaluation
  • Main methods of economic evaluation
  • Case study: cost effectiveness

Data collection, management and data quality

  • Data collection methods: How to undertake data collection (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Increasing questionnaires response rates
  • Data collection versus data analysis
  • Data quality and data management
  • Data quality dimensions
  • Functional areas of data management systems

ICT tools for data collection, monitoring and evaluation in development programmes

  • ICT innovations: Mobile data collection
  • Using Mobile phones for data collection
  • Application
  • How can we use ICTs for qualitative M&E

Introduction to data analysis and interpretation

  • Introduction
  • Data analysis key concepts
  • Types of variables
  • Basic analysis

Summarizing data

  • Numerical summaries for discrete variables
  • Tables for dichotomous variables
  • Tables for categorical variables
  • Tables for ordinal variables
  • Graphs and charts for dichotomous and categorical variables
  • Graphs and charts for ordinal variables
  • Tabulations for summary statistics for continuous variables
  • Graphs and charts for continuous variables

Introduction to qualitative data analysis

  • Planning for qualitative data analysis
  • Reviewing the data
  • Organizing your data
  • Coding the data
  • Introduction to using a qualitative data analysis software (NVivo)

Quantitative data analysis

  • Planning for quantitative data analysis
  • Comparison of Data analysis packages
  • Basics for statistical analysis
  • Testing for normality of data
  • Choosing the correct statistical test
  • Tests Hypothesis testing
  • Confidence intervals
  • Hypothesis testing versus confidence intervals
  • Interpreting the data

GIS techniques for M&E of development programmes

  • What is GIS?
  • Geographic approaches to development
  • GIS advantages for M&E
  • Using GIS software and data
  • Data sources for development issues
  • GIS analysis and mapping techniques

Economic techniques

  • Introduction to Economic evaluation
  • Main methods of economic evaluation
  • Case study: cost effectiveness

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 will be held at the IRES Training Centre in in Kigali, Rwanda . 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: +250 789 621 067 

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.

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 15th April 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 22-04-2019
Event End Date 03-05-2019
Cut off date 15-04-2019
Individual Price(rwanda franc) R₣ 1,112,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,771
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,999
Location Kigali,Rwanda
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Group Tariffs

Group Size Rwandese Rate Per Day( R₣) International Rate Per Day(USD/EURO)
3-5 588,800.00 $ 1,118.00
€ 1,018.00
6-10 894,400.00 $ 1,721.00
€ 1,567.00
11-15 1,376,800.00 $ 2,250.00
€ 2,048.00
16-20 1,800,000.00 $ 2,706.00
€ 2,463.00
21-25 2,164,800.00 $ 3,089.00
€ 2,811.00
26-30 2,471,200.00 $ 4,556.00
€ 0.00
30-50 3,644,800.00 $ 736.00
€ 670.00
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