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Our monitoring and evaluation

We believe that for a training course to be a real learning experience, participants need to feel they go home with real ‘takeaways’ which they can comfortably put into practice to improve their work. 18 participants from UNDP, World Bank, Ghana Revenue Authority, Rwanda Electricity Corporation, KOICA, Centre for Communication Programmes Nigeria, Danish Refugee Council, Porticus Trust Kenya, SIDA and independents gathered together for 2 weeks at our seafront venue to talk, listen, learn and share experiences. We know that all 18 participants from 11 different countries definitely acquired new skills and tips at a personal level. In terms of professional development, key takeaways ranged from our action learning approach, which fosters incremental and in-depth understanding, to working with and critiquing participant-owned live case studies. In an open and trusting environment, we unpacked daunting concepts and terminology of Monitoring and Evaluation, taking participants on a reflective journey encompassing critical planning for M&E, stakeholder engagement, tools and frameworks, evaluation approaches and participatory M&E. We discussed how Theory of change can support and structure evaluation processes. We also explored the wider role of M&E ‘champions’ as change agents in their own organisational setting, linking to wider knowledge sharing processes for organisational change. The group who were with us for the Certificate in Development Management were able to weave in a leadership perspective.

Highlights included:

  • developing logic models and logical frameworks for access for communities programme in Tanzania; livelihoods programme in Ethiopia; internally displaced persons in Syria
  • developing theories of change for human rights programme in Serbia; communities in the Niger Delta; sustainable development for NE Cameroun.
  • constructive critique of 3 current programmes: WASH in Ethiopia; reproductive health Nigeria; sustainable livelihoods in Sudan
  • World Café methodology to explore how to get ‘buy-in’ for M&E
  • and bowling!

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