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Training on Monitoring and Evaluation in Food Security and Nutrition


Training on Monitoring and Evaluation in Food Security and Nutrition

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.

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.

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

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: dHJhaW5pbmcgfCBkZXZpbXBhY3RpbnN0aXR1dGUgISBjb20=

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