In order to achieve a world free of hunger and malnutrition, it is vital to provide sustainable solutions that provide the largest impacts on development outcomes. Monitoring and Evaluation tools and techniques plays a key role in ensuring Food Security programs are designed, implemented as plan and that they improve the well-being of the target communities. This course equips the participants with adequate skills to develop and manage robust M and E systems for effective management of FSN programs. The learner is introduced to FSN indicators, tools and techniques for M and E in FSN.
Who Should Attend?
This is a general training is targeting variety of programme staff, management team members and thematic staff, Project Management Officials, government officials, programme managers; policy makers and programme implementers; development practitioners and activists and NGO and CSO members, Research organizations among others for Agriculture support activities.
The training will enable participants to:
- Gain insight into the principles of monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment in food and nutrition security.
- Strengthen their competence in the designing, monitoring, and evaluation of FSN programs.
- Come up with clear ideas for improving monitoring, evaluation and impact assessments for food security and nutrition programs.
- Appreciate the need to integrate gender role in the development of FSN programs.
- Gain skills in both qualitative and quantitate data collection and analysis in M and E for food security and nutrition programs.
Module 1: Fundamentals of Monitoring and Evaluation
- What is M and E?
- Significance of M and E
- Principles and concepts in M and E
- M&E and the project lifecycle
- Complementary roles of monitoring and evaluation
Module 2: Food Security and Nutrition M and E Frameworks
- Food security and nutrition conceptual frameworks
- Food security and nutrition results frameworks
- Logical framework analysis
- Food security and nutrition projects design using LogFrames
Module 3: Food Security and Nutrition Indicators
- Food security and nutrition indicators
- Indicator metrics
- Link between indicators and results
- Indicator Matrix
- FSN indicator performance tracking
Module 4: M and E System design and M and E Planning in FSN
- Importance of an M and E Plan
- Components of an M and E Plan
- Design Principles for monitoring and evaluation
- Using M and E plan to implement M and E in a project
- M&E plan against performance management plan
Module 5: M and E Considerations for Sector Specific Programming
- Food availability
- Food access
- Food utilization
- Market Information
Module 6: M and E Considerations for Health and Nutrition
- Selection of indicators
- Integrated disease surveillance and nutrition surveillance systems
Module 7: Data Management for M and E in FSN
- Sources of M and E data
- Qualitative data collection methods
- Quantitative data collection methods
- Participatory methods of data collection
Module 8: Data Analysis
- Data cleaning
- Qualitative data analysis
- Quantitative data analysis
- Data interpretation and reporting
Module 9: Gender consideration in M and E for FSN
- Gender integration during project activities design
- Gender indicators in food security and nutrition programs
- Cross-cutting gender issues in FSN
- Role of M and E in addressing gender
- Measure of gender outcomes
Module 10: Evaluation of Food Security and Nutrition Programs
- Determining evaluation points from results framework
- Components of evaluations, implementation and process evaluations
- Evaluation designs
- Performance evaluation process
- Evaluation findings, sharing, and dissemination
Module 11: Impact Assessment of FSN Programs
- Introduction to impact evaluation
- Impact assessment in program design
- Attribution in impact evaluation
- Impact evaluation methods
Module 12: M and E Results Use and Dissemination
- Use of M and E results to improve and strengthen FSN projects
- Use of M and E Lessons learned and best practices
- M and E reporting
- Design, monitoring, and evaluation of resilience interventions
- All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants needs
- Presentations are well guided, practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are expert with more than 10years of experience.
- Course duration is flexible, and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.