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INTRODUCTION

Project Monitoring and Evaluation is the continuous day-to-day assessment of project implementation in relation to agreed schedules, and of the use of inputs, infrastructure, and services by project beneficiaries.

    It Provides managers and other stakeholders with continuous feedback on implementation.
    Identifies actual or potential successes and problems as early as possible to facilitate timely adjustments to project operation.
    It is performed while a project is being implemented, with the aim of improving the project design & functioning while in action.

Monitoring information is collected at specific times - daily, monthly or quarterly. At some point this information needs to be collected, brought together and analyzed so that it can answer questions such as: How well are we doing? Are we doing the right things? What difference are we making? Does the approach need to be modified, and if so how?

 Project Evaluation is the periodic assessment of a project's relevance, performance, efficiency, & impact (both expected and unexpected) in relation to stated objectives: Studies the outcome of a project i.e. changes in income, housing quality, benefits distribution, cost-effectiveness, etc. with the aim of informing the design of future projects.

 This course familiarizes participants with various project monitoring and evaluation systems and tools that focus on results in international development. The course offers participants both a conceptual framework and practical skill development.

FOR WHOM IS THE TRAINING RELEVANT

Project officers, managers and professional evaluators/consultants charged with the responsibility of monitoring and evaluation of projects. Those responsible for project-level Monitoring and Evaluation, Senior managers, Project leaders, researchers in programs working in sectors such as agriculture; climate change and environment; disaster management; education; food and nutrition; health;  humanitarian relief; logistics and telecommunication; recovery and reconstruction; safety and security; water sanitation and hygiene.

REQUIREMENTS

The training is designed for participants who are reasonably proficient in English and have an understanding of basic Statistics and M&E.

TRAINING OBJECTIVE

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

    Acquire knowledge and competence to apply project planning and management and monitoring and evaluation techniques
    An understanding of the issues surrounding project interventions and techniques
    Knowledge and ability to make sound and innovative judgment in project planning and management
    Become familiar with the project development cycle.
    An understanding of the key concepts of monitoring and evaluation
    Knowledge of different methodologies and tools for monitoring and evaluation
    Ability to design and formulate tools for monitoring and evaluating programs and projects
    Communicating research findings to different stakeholders