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      August 10, 2020

      Monday   8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (on various days)

      Muthithi Road
      Nairobi, Nairobi Municipality

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      Training on Monitoring and Evaluation for Agriculture and Rural Development

      About the course

      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.
      Target Participants

      This course is designed for researchers, project staff, development practitioners, managers and decision makers who are responsible for project, program or organization-level M&E in Agriculture and Rural Development programs.
      Course duration

      5 days
      What you will learn

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      Training Approach

      This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

      Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

      Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.
      Tailor-Made Course

      We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more:

      Cost: Kenyan Cost (KES) 80,000 Non Kenyan Cost ($) 950

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