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Training on Monitoring and Evaluation in Food Security and Nutrition

27/08/2018, Nairobi, Kenya

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 Food Security and Nutrition 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) of FSN programs
  • Design a FSN project using logical framework
  • Understand Food Security and Nutrition programs specific indicators
  • Track performance indicators over the life of the project
  • Evaluate FSN programs against targets
  • Understand gender role in M&E in FSN programs
  • Conduct impact assessment of Food Security and Nutrition 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

 

Food Security and Nutrition M&E Frameworks

 

  • Food security and Nutrition Conceptual Frameworks
  • Food security and Nutrition Results Frameworks
  • Logical Framework Analysis (LFA)
  • LogFrame - Design of Food security and nutrition projects using LogFrame

 

Food Security and Nutrition Indicators

 

  • FSN indicators definition: Dietary diversity score, Food Consumption Score, Coping Strategy Index, Nutrition indicators
  • Indicator metrics
  • Linking indicators to results
  • Indicator Matrix
  • FSN indicator performance tracking

 

M&E System design and M&E Planning in FSN

 

  • 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
  • M&E plan vs Performance Management Plan (PMP)

 

M&E Considerations for Sector Specific Programming

 

  • Food Security Programs: Food Availability, Seasonality, Food Access, Food Utilization
  • Health and Nutrition Programs; Selection of Indicators, sources of data, Reproductive Health
  • Integrating Cross Cutting Issues into Data Collection

 

Data Management for M&E in FSN

 

  • Different sources of M&E data
  • Qualitative data collection methods
  • Quantitative data collection methods
  • Participatory methods of data collection

 

Gender integration in M&E for FSN

 

  • Gender integration during project activities design
  • Gender indicators in Food Security and Nutrition programs
  • Cross cutting gender issues in FSN
  • Measure of gender outcomes

 

Evaluation of Food Security and Nutrition 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 findings sharing and dissemination

 

Impact Assessment of Food Security and Nutrition Programs

 

  • 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 FSN 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.

 

Certification

 

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:  training@devimpactinstitute.com

 

Training venue

 

The training will be conducted at Devimpact Institute Training Centre, Nairobi Kenya.

 

Payment

 

The training fee covers tuition fees, learning materials, and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.

 

Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to   training@devimpactinstitute.com

 

 

   
   
   
   
   

Country: Kenya
Region: Africa
Author: DEVIMPACT INSTITUTE
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