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Training course on Participatory M&E for Rural Development and Community Managed Programmes


Training course on Participatory M&E for Rural Development and Community Managed Programmes


This course enables participants to broaden their understanding of participatory monitoring and evaluation as a support program management at various levels, and a tool for enhancing local capacity, participation, and people’s confidence and control over development processes and decisions. The training will delve into concepts and principles of participatory monitoring and evaluation as well as the different methods and techniques that have already been tested in the field. 

The course is most suitable to individuals involved in planning, monitoring, and evaluation such as project managers, research officers, extension workers, community facilitators, and advocacy workers with at least two years of direct experience in planning, implementation, or management of activities. Participants will be required to produce information materials describing their experience. English proficiency is another requirement.


5 days





Introduction to Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PME)

• Aims of Participatory M&E

• Applicability, advantages and disadvantages of PME

• Principles of PME

• What is PME?

Steps in the development and implementation of PME process

• Analyzing Data

• Gathering Data

• Planning the PM&E Process and Determining Objectives and Indicators

• Sharing the Information and Defining Actions to Be Taken

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks

• Strategic Framework

• Logical Framework

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Plans

• Developing PM&E Plans

• Implementing and monitoring PM&E Plans

• Mainstreaming PM&E Plans with Project Plans

Techniques and Tools for PM&E

• Beneficiary Assessment

• Community records and indicators

• Participatory Rural Appraisal

• Photographing the evidence


• Testimonials

• Visual self-evaluation tools

Participatory Planning and Design

• Developing an action plan for implementation

• Generating objectives for Project planning

• Group dynamics of Participatory Decision making process.

• Involving the community in implementation

Selecting indicators for Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation

• Definition of an indicator.

• Factors to consider in selecting indicators.

• Formulation of indicators.

• Types of indicators.

Participatory Action Research (PAR)

• PAR Tools

• Research mapping

• Research Planning

• What is Action Research?

• What is social research?

Participatory Baselines

• The need for Participatory baselines  

• Tools used for Participatory baseline surveys

Data Analysis for Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

• Difference between description and interpretation

• Feedback to Stakeholders

• Qualitative data analysis: The basic steps

• Participatory dissemination.

• Participatory Information gathering Tools and Methods

• How to increase trustworthiness of findings

• Using NVivo for qualitative data analysis and management  

• Value of involving others in the process

Participatory Impact Assessment

• 8 stages of a Participatory impact assessment

• Assessing project attribution

• Participatory Tools and Methods for participatory impact assessment

• Community defined indicators of project impact

• Triangulation

• What is participatory impact assessment?

Participatory M & E Report writing

• Communicating the different findings among partners

• Qualities of a good report

• Sharing experiences with others who may be implementing similar projects.

GIS & GPS Techniques for mapping in Participatory M&E

• Participatory Mapping of M & E indicators

• Using Google Maps, Google Earth for participatory mapping   

• Introduction to Participatory GIS Software (Quantum GIS)


Key Notes

•The participant must be conversant with English

•Presentations are well guided, practical exercise, web-based tutorials and     group work. 

•Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with an Authorized Training Certificate

•Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

•The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and A Certificate of successful completion of Training. 

•Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance and other personal expenses.

•Accommodation, pickup, freight booking and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

•One-yearpost-training support Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

•Payment should be done at least a week before commence of the training, to DATASTAT CONSULTANCY LTD account, so as to enable us prepare better for you


The workshop focuses on processing a population census or demographic survey, but participants are encouraged to bring any questionnaire relevant to their job responsibilities. It will be conducted in a hands-on, product-oriented environment. Each participant will have exclusive use of a computer, a tablet or Smartphone, and will receive the latest version of the CSPro software.







START DATE: 07/09/2018

END DATE: 07/13/2018




START DATE: 07/23/2018

END DATE: 07/27/2018





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