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About the course                               

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&E systems for effective management of FSN programs. The learner is introduced to FSN indicators, tools and techniques for M&E in FSN.

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

Outline

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

For more information about this course and others please contact us:
[email protected]
+254714349537

Schedules

Oct 07, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019
ENDED
Weekdays 08:00 AM — 04:30 PM
No. of Days: 5
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