Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Development

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Description
Course Format
Dates and Fees
Course Overview

Participation’ has become a critical concept in development. Donors, governments and iNGOs are insisting upon participatory approaches in assessing needs and in implementing programmes. With increased emphasis on the importance of participation in development, there is a growing recognition that monitoring and evaluation of development and other community-based initiatives should be participatory.

This course will broaden participants’ understanding of PM&E as a support to program/project management at different levels and as a tool for strengthening participation, enhancing local capacity, and increasing local people’s confidence and control over development decisions and processes. 

What you will learn

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand PM&E Process
  • Develop PM&E Results Levels
  • Define Indicators for Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Develop Logical Framework Approach in PM&E
  • Carryout participatory M&E Planning
  • Understand data collection for PM&E
  • Develop Tools and Techniques for rural appraisal in PME
  • Carryout data Analysis in PM&E
  • Implement Participatory Impact Assessment
Who Should Attend?

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 and who want to implement participatory approaches to their projects.

$3,950.00 Fees + VAT as applicable

(including coffee breaks and a buffet lunch daily)

Duration: 10 Days

6th – 17th May, 2024

23rd Sept, – 4th Oct, 2024

  • Definition of Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Purpose and benefits of Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Principles of Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation
  • The relevance of Participatory Monitoring And Evaluation
  • Challenges in using participatory approaches
  • Planning the PM&E Process and Determining Objectives and Indicators
  • Data Collection methods and tools
  • Data analyzing
  • M&E results chain
  • Components of results chain
  • Linking the result levels
  • What are indicators
  • Types of indicators
  • Characteristics of good indicators
  • Participatory process of indicator definition
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  • LFA – Analysis and Planning phase
  • Design of logframe
  • Risk rating in logframe
  • Horizontal and vertical logic in logframe
  • Using logframe to create schedules: Activity and Budget schedules
  • Components of PM&E plan
  • Developing PM&E plans
  • Implementing PM&E plans
  • Generating objectives for project planning
  • Developing an action plan for implementation
  • Group dynamics of participatory decision making
  • Participatory Information gathering Tools and Methods
  • Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Triangulating data collection sources and methods
  • Preparing data collection methods/tools
  • Participatory Rural Appraisal(PRA) tools
  • Beneficiary Assessment
  • Visual self-evaluation tools
  • Testimonials
  • Photographing the evidence
  • Community records and indicators
  • Tools for PAR
  • Importance of PAR
  • Steps in carrying out PAR
  • Introduction to data analysis in PM&E
  • Using SPSS/Stata in quantitative data management and analysis for PM&E
  • Descriptive and inferential analysis
  • Participatory dissemination of the findings
  • Evaluation questions
  • Evaluation design
  • Participatory data collection
  • Evaluation data analysis
  • Evaluation findings dissemination and action planning
  • What is participatory impact assessment
  • Process of PIA
  • Community defined indicators in PIA
  • Participatory tools and methods in PIA
  • Project attribution
  • Reporting on progress toward outcomes to Stakeholders and Participatory dissemination.
  • Communication activities to partners and stakeholders
  • Lessons learned
  • Key activities and results that need planning
  • Using the information for the action-learning process and reporting

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