Results-Based Monitoring & Evaluation Training and Coaching

Program Date

23 Sep 27 Sep 2024

Program Location

Yerevan, Armenia

Program Venue

Royal Plaza

Registration & Payment Deadline

31 Jul 2024

Program Overview

An increased pace of globalization has been driving novel challenges across nearly every sector be it public or private. Meanwhile, the public sector along with non-governmental entities and other donor recipients have ended up under enhanced scrutiny. Society has been calling for greater accountability, transparency, and effectiveness of development programs and both internal and external stakeholders demand tangible results. As program performance transforms itself into a global phenomenon, building and sustaining effective monitoring and evaluation systems become crucial.

Designing and implementing a results-based M&E system does not fall under the list of easy tasks. Continuous efforts, commitment, time, and resources are vital inputs that need to be spared to achieve desired results. In addition, creating a system that works and then sustaining it requires thorough knowledge of its architecture and peculiarities.

This training aims to help its participants gain a detailed knowledge and thorough understanding of results-based monitoring and evaluation system architecture, its applications, and the challenges associated with the implementation. Upon the completion of the program, its delegates shall possess the required skills, along with holistic and functional knowledge to deploy, develop, and advance M&E systems within their respected organizations and projects.

Target Audience

Results-Based Monitoring & Evaluation Training and Coaching in Yerevan, Armenia is the best suit for:

  • Development Project Managers and Officers
  • Project and Program Performance Specialists
  • M&E officers and Specialists
  • MEAL Advisors, Directors, and Other Professionals
  • Members of Donor Agencies
  • Senior Level Staff of Non-Governmental, Governmental, and Intergovernmental Organizations
  • Policy and Strategic Decision Makers
  • External Evaluators and Consultants

Program Objectives

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

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of results-based M&E system design
  • Understand the benefits of results-based M&E over traditional implementation-based M&E
  • Work Across Results value chain and formulate precise results statements
  • Perform Readiness Assessment and help agree on project/program outcomes
  • Select matching performance indicators and help establish a baseline
  • Define project/program targets and establish a performance-based framework
  • Track and Monitor Project/Program Indicators, Analyze Performance Data and Assess the progress towards achieving the targets
  • Conduct Quality Evaluations
  • Report, Present, and Use M&E Findings
  • Help sustain results-based M&E System within the organization
  • Contribute to the validation and evaluation of M&E Systems

Program Contents

First Day

  • Challenges with Public Sector Management and Development Financing
  • Monitoring and Evaluation – What is it all about?
  • Monitoring and Evaluation in Development Project Cycle
  • Traditional Implementation M&E VS Results-Based M&E
  • The Applications of Results-Based M&E
  • The Definition and Importance of Results
  • Results Value Chain
  • Results Statements
  • Introduction to Results-Based M&E System Model

Second Day

  • Approaches to Adopting Results-based M&E Systems
  • M&E Experience across countries and projects
  • The Readiness Assessment and Its Key Questions
  • The Importance of Agreeing on Outcomes
  • Building a consultative and Participatory Process
  • What to consider when setting and agreeing upon Outcomes
  • The Need for Performance Indicators
  • Translating Outcomes into Outcome Indicators
  • Characteristics of Good Performance Indicators
  • Proxy Indicators and Predesigned Indicators
  • How to construct and Match the Indicators with Development Projects

Third Day

  • Establishing Baseline
  • Determining Indicator Data Sources
  • Data Collection Methods
  • Indicator Piloting
  • Defining Targets
  • What to consider while selecting performance targets?
  • Performance-Based Framework
  • The importance of identifying assumptions and risk
  • Monitoring for Results: Types and Levels
  • Principles for Building Effective Monitoring System
  • Data Quality Triangle
  • Analyzing Performance Data
  • Pretesting Data Collection Instruments

Fourth Day

  • The uses and the timing of evaluation
  • Evaluation Types
  • What are the characteristics of Quality Evaluations?
  • Reporting M&E Findings
  • Presenting Performance Data
  • Using M&E Findings
  • Sustaining M&E system in an organization
  • Validating and Evaluating M&E Systems

Fifth Day – Practical Session

The last day of the program will entirely be dedicated to hands-on practice and knowledge reinforcement. The delegates will have a chance to actively participate in simulated project evaluations, design M&E strategy and plans, select performance indicators, and work across the project/program results chain.

Program Methodology

An action-oriented, highly participatory approach will be employed throughout Results-Based Monitoring & Evaluation Training and Coaching in Yerevan, Armenia, with particular attention paid to sharing experience with a view to adaptation and practical application. The presenter will apply modern adult-learning techniques in order to augment the effectiveness of the session delivery and achieve successful results. The methods deployed will include open presentations, group discussions, individual assignments, practical exercises, and case studies. At the end of each session, the trainer will request feedback and consider comments received for the coming days. This way program delegates will be able to demonstrate better results and maximize the understanding of the material covered.

Program Fee

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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 (complimentary)

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report