For better performance of developmental projects, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is a key aspect within the initiative. Economic Development, which plays an important role in the growth of any society, can be achieved through SME/ Business Development, which provides new employment opportunities of Income Generation and Self Employment from within different socio-economic sectors. During the last two decades, the positive role of SMEs has come to be recognized as a key factor in the economic development of the developing nations. The countries have lent support to this development initiative although the success rate varies. The task within M&E is to identify positive M&E strategies that could be applied to strengthen the performance of such programs.
In order to improve the prospects for sustainability of the economic development programs, M&E strategies have to be developed with a focus on basic performance and based on tangible as well as intangible outputs. With the growing concern of donors and financial agencies on “how well” and “how effectively” development funds have been utilized, the need to monitor and evaluate outputs of micro enterprise development programs is unquestionable. Monitoring and Evaluation is the control mechanism of development programs. Often implementing and planning agencies do not possess expertise on specific M&E approach and hence the tangible/intangible outputs are below standard, and developmental cost becomes too expensive.
Monitoring involves making observations and keeping records of progress of activities with periodic discussion/analysis to determine the implementation process, thereby, enabling to take corrective action in a timely manner, whereas evaluation is a part of the total developmental process. The main purpose of M&E is to control the quality and effectiveness of the project and determine how well it can meet the performance objectives. This system contributes to the success of economic development programs and it is essential to retain it as an integral part of the system. To enable organizations to develop focused M&E systems, ICECD offers this program for integrating the M&Ein their projects.
- To integrate M&E in projects, programs and organizations for optimum effectiveness
- To understand various factors influencing M&E
- To learn how M&E can be turned into a (Participative) learning experience
The modules in this Course will include:
- The strategies and process of M&E for social and economic development project
- Identification of the key impact areas (e.g. Credit, Technology, Enterprise Management Training etc.)
- Developing M&E: tools and techniques
- Methods of assessment/measurement and Developing indicators and pointers
- Designing and communicating M&E findings
- Developing organizational capabilities to monitor programs efficiently
- To use and test validated monitoring techniques developed by ICECD
The program is designed based on 23 years of experiences of monitoring and evaluating socio-economic interventions in 30 developing countries. This course will enable the participants to develop skills and evolve appropriate strategies/tools as per the requirement of their country specific projects for M&E
This program is designed for trainers, facilitators, instructors, government officers, policy makers and people involved in the training and promotion of micro enterprises and businesses, donors and funding agencies
- Duration: 1 Weeks
- Fees: US $450