Monitoring and Evaluation are basically different, though complementary. Monitoring is a periodically recurring task already beginning in the planning stage of a project or programme. Monitoring allows results, processes and experiences to be documented and used as a basis to steer decision-making and learning processes. It primarily oversees the physical implementations process to verify that inputs are made available on time and properly utilized. Monitoring concerns itself largely with the transformation of inputs to outputs. It is expected to alert stakeholders to (primarily physical) implementation problems, while evaluation is more concerned with immediate and development objectives. It is based on value judgment. Evaluation, on the other hand, analyzes objective achievement in order to maximize the impact of continuing projects and to provide guidance for the planning of new ones. Evaluationshelps to draw conclusions about five main aspects of the intervention: namely; relevance, effectiveness, sustainability, efficiency and impact.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Design and undertake monitoring in private and public sector projects;
- Formulate realistic performance indicators;
- Undertake stakeholder analyses;
- Write effective monitoring and evaluation reports;
- Draft evaluation terms of references.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Those working and dealing with projects in development institutions, banks, government organisations, Planning Coordinators in parastatals and NGOs.
- Work breakdown schedules;
- Developing monitoring schedules;
- Designing indicators;
- Drafting evaluation terms of references;
- Stakeholder management;
- Writing monitoring reports;
- Evaluation techniques;
- Sustainability factors.