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Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Projects (IARM 511)

By: Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI)  

Kwara State, Nigeria

13 - 31 Oct, 2014  19 days

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Premise: Development agencies/organizations need to know how effective their efforts have been. Who should make those judgments, and what basis? Usually, it has been outside experts who take charge. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) is a different approach which involves the project beneficiaries, development agencies and policy makers deciding together how progress should be measured, and results acted on. It reveals lessons and improves accountability. Development Project Managers and Officers need to be trained to acquire the commensurate knowledge and attitude in participatory monitoring and evaluation for development project sustainability.

Objectives: The training programme seeks to equip participants with the practical skills and techniques required for participatory monitoring and evaluation of development projects. At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Design a monitoring and evaluation system that allows participation;
  • Apply appropriate skills and techniques to facilitate participation in project monitoring and evaluation;
  • Disseminate monitoring and evaluation results to development projects management; and
  • Facilitate data collection, collation and interpretation in development projects
  • Concept of participation in development project management
  • Overview of participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM & E)
  • Hierarchy of project objectives
  • Logical framework design for PM & E
  • Selection of indicators for PM & E
  • Questionnaire design techniques in PM & E
  • Gender/Vulnerable group monitoring and evaluation
  • Interview techniques in PM & E
  • Sequence of steps in project sustainability PM & E
  • Reporting formats for PM & E

Training Methods:
Lecturettes, group discussion, group exercises, field visits/study and plenary presentations.

Who Should Attend?
Professionals with responsibilities for monitoring and evaluation in agriculture and rural development projects – crops, livestock, fisheries, forestry and other community development activities – both in public and private sectors, including financial institutions.
Agricultural & Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin Oct 13 - 31 Oct, 2014
US $3,025 (including VAT)
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