In this new century, because of reduction in research and development (R&D) budgets, program/project managers, scientists, and researchers in public / private institutions are confronted with new demands and challenges: They are constantly being requested by their donors and governments to make their R&D more relevant to beneficiaries (producers and consumers), to take on new research priorities that will help in poverty and hunger alleviation, and to be more accountable for their use of resources. These managers, scientists, and researchers must have good M&E system and information at their fingertips that they can use when making decisions and setting priorities. They must also be able to provide timely reports showing how scarce resources have been allocated, what research programs they are involved in, and what impact their R&D outputs have had on beneficiaries. This calls for an efficient and effective training on monitoring and evaluation theories, concepts and systems. This one week training course is targeted at M&E practitioners, project/program managers, scientists, researchers and database managers. It seeks to enhance participants understanding of M&E with the view to improving implementation, decision-making, and management capacities through learning and action.
Key training methods to be used in this workshop will include lectures, group discussion and presentations, hands-on exercises and case studies. Participants are encouraged to come with case studies on M&E to share and to be used as material for practice.
Ms. Achu Arboleda