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M&E, Data Management & Analysis for Agriculture, and Rural Development Programmes

10 September 2018 - 21 September 2018


Food security is paramount in any particular nation and plays a major role towards the achievement of the other sustainable development goals; that is poverty eradication, good health and well-being, decent work and further towards economic growth goals. Rural development not only plays a major role in eradicating poverty by providing alternative sources of livelihoods but also significantly contributes to agricultural growth which in turn contributes to food security.

This training , therefore, aims at aiding personnel in the agricultural sector in; monitoring and evaluating of rural development ; assessing their impact, and data management and analysis and its interpretation for policy making for development agenda.


10 day


By the end of the training, the participants will be able to;

Gain skills in research design, data management and analysis in agriculture and rural development .
Learn how to integrate gender issues in agriculture and rural development .
Understand the role of food security in attaining the sustainable development goals.
Gain skills on how to improve M&E systems in food and nutrition security .
Strengthen their skills to evaluate impact assessments of food and nutrition .

Module 1: Fundamentals of Monitoring and Evaluation

What is M&E?
Significance of M&E
Principles and concepts in M&E
Challenges facing M&E personnel in rural development and agricultural
M&E and the programme lifecycle
M&E in agriculture and rural development programme design
Complementary roles of monitoring and evaluation
Module 2: M&E frameworks

Basics of M&E frameworks for rural development programmes
M&E in rural me development context
Development and operationalization of M&E frameworks
Link between M&E and indicators
Using data
Using logical frameworks in monitoring and evaluation of rural and agricultural programmes
Module 3: Gender consideration in M&E for Rural Development

Gender integration during programme activities design
Gender indicators in agriculture and rural development
Cross-cutting gender issues in rural development
Role of M&E in addressing gender
Measure of gender outcomes and outputs
Module 4: Demand for data use in Agriculture and Rural Development

Data use frameworks and basic concepts
Data demand
Information availability
Information use
Module 5: Introduction to Research approaches for M&E in Agriculture and Rural Development

Basic statistics concepts
Research designs
Data collection techniques and tools advantages and disadvantages
Descriptive analysis techniques
Inferential analysis techniques
Module 6: Data Management

Data management dimensions
Data management
Data quality
Module 7: Data Analysis

Descriptive analysis
Inferential analysis
Interpretation of findings
Module 8: Evaluation of Rural Development programmes

Determining evaluation points from results framework
Components of evaluations, implementation and process evaluations
Evaluation designs
Performance evaluation process
Evaluation findings, sharing, and dissemination
Module 9: Impact Assessment of Rural Development programmes

Introduction to impact evaluation
Impact assessment in design
Attribution in impact evaluation
Methods and approaches to assessing impact
Module 10: M&E Results Use and Dissemination

Measuring results in agriculture and rural development
Use of M&E results to improve and strengthen agricultural and rural development
Use of M&E lessons learned and best practices
M&E reporting
Design, monitoring, and evaluation of resilience interventions

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on details below:

Tel: +254 (0) 739167709.

Email: training @versedpro.com

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