Monitoring & Evaluation of Community and Development Projects in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Program Date

13 Sep 17 Sep 2021

Program Location

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Program Venue

Holiday Garden Hotel

Registration Closing Date

31 Jul 2021

Program Overview

Monitoring & Evaluation are essential tools for successful program implementation and management. Their importance elevates for contemporary projects as they are being enacted in extremely complex and constantly evolving environment. The uniqueness of each program’s context and strategy requires an on-going learning effort. As community and development projects are being financed through public sources, the donors and other stakeholders demand for the demonstrated achievement in sustainable changes. Measuring the progress of community and development projects can be attained only through incorporating Monitoring & Evaluation tools into the project design, as M&E is an only tangible way that ensures accountability and transparency throughout project performance.

Monitoring & Evaluation of Community and Development Projects in Kaohsiung, Taiwan has been specifically designed for the professionals in the development sector. The program will equip its attendees with effective techniques and modern approaches to project M&E system for community and development projects, ensuring the direct appliance in practice.

Target Audience

The program is the best suite for:

  • Project Managers, Officers & Coordinators
  • Project & Program Heads
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Specialists
  • Donor Staff responsible for appraising the projects
  • Independent Evaluators
  • Development Project Officers in Government
  • NGO Staff involved in project M&E
  • Any professional interested in the M&E of Community & Development projects.

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this intensive training course, the participants will:

  • Acquire the quality knowledge regarding the theories and approaches of Development Project Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Use various soft and management skills in order to engage the stakeholders in M&E process
  • Design the Mechanisms for Participatory project M&E
  • Plan for an operational monitoring and evaluation system: identify purposes, intended users and define data management plan and allocate resources
  • Activate and run the M&E system: collect, triangulate, process and analyze program or project data and prepare progress reports
  • Improve professional capacity to formulate, monitor and evaluate projects.

Program Contents

Day 1

  • The foundations of Project Management; Concepts and Principles
  • Issues in Development and Development Frameworks
  • Understanding the types of Communities
  • Empowerment and Community Development
  • Distribution of Development resources
  • What are the community and development Projects?

Day 2

  • Essential concepts and theories of M&E
  • Technical competencies and soft skills for M&E related activities
  • Introduction to Results Based Management (RBM)
  • Organizational Readiness for RBM
  • Defining and linking Monitoring, reporting, control, audit, research and evaluation
  • Designing the community Projects
  • Community Involvement in Initiating Development Projects
  • Incorporating M&E system while designing the community Projects

Day 3

  • Project Cycle Management
  • Problem Diagnosis Techniques – Project Stakeholder Analysis
  • Community/Stakeholder Influence Mapping
  • Effective tools and techniques for project implementation and control
  • Managing Development Stakeholders
  • Evaluating Project Management Systems and Practices

Day 4

  • Designing Development Project M&E System
  • Setting and validating Monitoring Indicators and KPIs
  • Defining the Baseline
  • Data Collection Methods
  • Data Processing, Analysis, Use and Storage
  • Effective Monitoring Techniques
  • Community Involvement in Project Monitoring
  • Coordinating with national bodies, project steering committees, and project staff

Day 5

  • Evaluation concepts, purposes, objectives and techniques
  • Utilization-focused approach to evaluation
  • Evaluating social and institutional change
  • Stakeholder Engagement in Evaluation
  • Measuring results and impacts
  • Assessing economic, social and environmental impact
  • Post-project evaluation

Day 6

  • Monitoring & Evaluation Variables, Indicators and Measurements
  • The LOGFRAME Approach
  • Appraisal and Rapid Appraisal Techniques
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Impact evaluation using quantitative methods (e.g. experimental and quasi-experimental designs) and qualitative approaches (e.g. Most Significant Change and contribution analysis)
  • Determining and Presenting Data Outputs
  • Conducting evaluations
  • Developing the Project Performance Audit Report.

Program Methodology

This program is a short term extensive training course with highly practical focus. The presenter will apply modern adult learning techniques in order to maximize the effectiveness of the session delivery and achieve successful results. The methods deployed will include open presentation, group discussions, individual assignments, practical exercises and case studies. At the end of each session the trainer will request for feedback and consider comments received for the coming days in order to improve results and ensure the maximum understanding of material covered for delegates.

Program Fee

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (Complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report

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