Monitoring and evaluation of agricultural projects for their impact on household food insecurity and nutrition is important given the paucity of data documenting successes and failures in such projects, and because possible adverse effects in such projects need to be identified and addressed rapidly. Recognizing, however, the lack of capacity and/or reluctance of some agriculture project managers and planners to incorporate nutrition considerations in their project planning or their management information systems, a feasible alternative approach is needed – one capable of meeting agriculture-nutrition M&E objectives without encumbering project managers.
This programme aims to improve the effectiveness of Monitoring and Evaluation of Food Security and Nutrition programs through identifying and disseminating successful methods, tools and practices. This will, in turn, improve the monitoring and evaluation skills of the personnel implementing food security and nutrition programmes in the implementing agencies.
Introduction to M&E
Definition of Monitoring and Evaluation
Why Monitoring and Evaluation is important
Key principles and concepts in M&E
M&E in project lifecycle
Complementary roles of Monitoring and Evaluation
Food Security and Nutrition M&E Frameworks
Food security and Nutrition Conceptual Frameworks
Food security and Nutrition Results Frameworks
Logical Framework Analysis (LFA)
Log Frame – Design of Food security and nutrition projects using Log Frame
Use of M&E results to improve and strengthen FSN projects
Use of M&E Lessons learnt and Best Practices
Organization knowledge champions
There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), a research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.