Monitoring and evaluation provide answers to questions regarding the output, effects and impact of the project or program in the life of the target population. It establishes the necessary linkage among a set of activities undertaken in project planning and management: identification of problems, feasibility study, design of the project/program, approval process, organization, implementation and supervision processes, completion, evaluation and follow-ups.
Information secured through monitoring and evaluation must be relevant, i.e. geared to specific needs of program and project administrators; timely, i.e. available and accessible at the time decisions are taken; and accurate, i.e. reliable and empirically verifiable.
The course helps the participants to determine the relationship between program inputs, activities and outputs as well as the influence of external factors on program performance. It provides tools for improving project and program management. This course aids the participants in determining the results attained by the project activities designed to accomplish goals and objectives.
During the course, the participants will develop monitoring and evaluation plans in work groups or individually. The results will be presented by the participants and debated.
The course is highly interactive and will enable the participants to develop tools that will help them to monitor, assess and evaluate their projects on a periodic basis.
Who should attend
The course will benefit all persons who participate in the implementation of projects and programs, including:
- Project managers of environment prorammes in the school sector.
- Supervisors and department heads who lead the project planning process
- Team leaders of environment projects
- NGO staff, community leaders and officers involved in designing and implementing a project in environment sector.