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.
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 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.
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
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.