Given the current situation in Yemen, we were thankful to have the opportunity to work with UNDP on a tailor made training focusing on Monitoring and Evaluation of the Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY) Joint Programme. Funded by the European Union, ERRY is a three-year initiative implemented by four Participating UN Organisations, Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), International Labour Organisation (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and World Food Programme (WFP). Our participants were from UNDP which supports community resilience planning and self-help initiatives, emergency employment and livelihood strategies, social cohesion and conflict transformation and access to solar energy.
During the week we covered Logframe quality assurance, including identification of data requirements, creating an M&E Plan, drafting TORs, establishing baselines and identifying non-tangible high level impacts, designing and systemizing data management systems for an effective data flow from the lowest to highest level, activity monitoring using real time data & reporting, tools for mapping outputs, outcomes and impacts, and coordination with stakeholders, including harmonization between partners, an essential skill in challenging situations.
The chance to focus the training using the strategic documents, and current Logframes of UNDP ERRY was appreciated by our participants, and we wish UNDP ERRY and its hardworking staff all the best for the future.