Monitoring and Evaluation of Agricultural Programmes

Course date: 09/12/2019 to 13/12/2019 Duration: 5 Days Course fee: USD 800, KES 65,000

INTRODUCTION

Agriculture forms the backbone of many developing countries and is the main economic activity for the rural communities. Since its modest beginnings, the agricultural sector has become increasingly complex and multi-faceted. The challenge agriculture faces today is how to feed the world population in an equitable manner while protecting the environment from irreversible negative changes. Monitoring and Evaluation tools and techniques plays a key role in ensuring Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) projects are designed, implemented as planned to aid in ending hunger and poverty. This course equips the participants with adequate skills to develop and manage robust M&E systems for effective management of ARD projects and programs. The learner is introduced to M&E frameworks indicators, tools and techniques for M&E for ARD.

 

DURATION

 5 Days

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for ARD programs
  • Design ARD projects using logical framework analysis approach
  • Define different ARD indicators
  • Track performance indicators over the life of the project
  • Evaluate ARD programs against objectives and targets
  • Understand gender role in M&E in ARD programs
  • Conduct impact evaluations of ARD programs

 

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1

Introduction to M&E

  • Definition of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Why Monitoring and Evaluation is important
  • Key principles and concepts in M&E
  • M&E in project lifecycle
  • Complementary roles of Monitoring and Evaluation

 

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy issues

  • Sustainable agriculture and rural development
  • Economic contribution of agriculture
  • Link between agriculture and rural development
  • Agriculture and food security

 

Module 2

M&E Frameworks in Agriculture and Rural Development

  • ARD Conceptual Frameworks
  • ARD Results Frameworks
  • Logical Framework Analysis (LFA)
  • LogFrame - Design of ARD projects using LogFrame

 

Agriculture and Rural Development Indicators

  • Indicator metrics
  • Linking indicators to results
  • Indicator Matrix
  • ARD indicator performance tracking
  • Sector-wide indicators for Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Specific indicators for Sub-sectors of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Indicators for Thematic Areas related to Agriculture and Rural Development

 

M&E System and M&E Planning in ARD

  • Importance of an M&E Plan
  • Documenting M&E System in the M&E Plan
  • Components of an M&E Plan-Monitoring, Evaluation, Data management, Reporting
  • Using M&E Plan to implement M&E in a Project

 

Module 3

Data Management for M&E in Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Sources of Data: Information systems, surveys, participatory poverty assessments, financial management tools
  • Use of different Surveys in data collection for ARD
  •  Participatory methods of data collection for ARD
  • Data analysis for ARD

 

Gender integration in M&E for Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Gender integration during project activities design
  • Gender indicators in ARD
  • Cross cutting gender issues in ARD
  • Measure of gender outcomes

 

Module 4

Performance Evaluation of Agricultural and Rural Development programs

  • Determining evaluation points from results framework
  • Components of evaluations: implementation and process evaluations.
  • Evaluation designs- experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental
  • Performance evaluation process
  • Evaluation questions
  • Evaluation findings sharing and dissemination

 

Impact Evaluations for Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Introduction to impact evaluation
  • Attribution in impact evaluation
  • Estimation of counterfactual
  • Impact evaluation methods: Double difference, Propensity score matching

 

Module 5

M&E Results Use and Dissemination

  • Use of M&E results to improve and strengthen ARD projects
  • Use of M&E Lessons learnt and Best Practices
  • Organization knowledge champions
  • M&E reporting

 

 

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TRAINING CUSTOMIZATION

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org  

 

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.

 

TRAINING FEE

The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: +254732776700

or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org  

 

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to FineResults Research Limited bank before commencement of training. Send proof of payment through the email: training@fineresultsresearch.org  

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.

 

Course Date: 09/12/2019 to 13/12/2019 Duration: 5 Days Course fee: USD 800 , KES 65,000
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