Project Monitoring and Evaluation Focused On Poverty Reduction And MDG

Date: 
25 Jan 2010 - 29 Jan 2010
Unit: 
Public Sector Capacity Building
Organizing Team: 
Phyu Sin

INTRODUCTION

Approaches to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are changing with the changes taking place in development as a whole. Inevitably, the trend from bilateral towards multilateral aid mechanisms and partnerships will influence the practice of evaluation in coming future. Further, the appearance of global initiatives such as Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with a focus on poverty reduction are also influencing their part in the development of new evaluation approaches. These changes will surely bring considerable challenges to M&E.

It is learnt that the Local Governance Support Program– Learning and Innovation Component (LGSP-LIC), are largely involved in poverty reduction and MDG achievement through building the basic service delivery capacities of Union Parishads of local government in the rural Bangladesh.

In this light, this training course was designed under the request of LGSP-LIC, UNDP, Bangladesh as a part of their capacity building initiatives. This programme has been designed to draw lessons from best practices, which might help to improve managing Poverty Reduction projects across sectors and facilitate the transplanting of success stories to other settings.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This one week study visit program will assist participants in understanding basic concepts and principles of Project Monitoring & Evaluation, technical tools used for planning, monitoring, assessing and reporting results. The course will upgrade knowledge of participants on practical approaches and applications on Project Monitoring & Evaluation into their own field of work. The participants will have opportunity to upgrade their skill in the integration of project logic models of national and local level which will equip them in prioritization, monitoring and evaluation and measurement of the outcomes. Further, the result-based approach will provide a basis for a time-bound coherent strategy for implementing rural poverty reduction programs. It will enable the participants to identify outputs and outcomes of country programs and prepare report in an integrated and consolidated manner.

TRAINING APPROACH

The course will apply participatory approach. The facilitators will create an environment where participants will be able to explain their possible scenarios amongst themselves and the resource person. Participatory methods comprising discussions, group work, case study, and role play will be extensively used.

Each topic/key learning issue will be addressed using appropriate approaches, including case studies, and individual / group assignments. Prior to the study visit programs, participants will be acquainted with scenarios in the field and the ways to explore issues through case analysis. AIT facilitators will guide the participants to reflect the situations to their own experiences, to ask relevant questions, and discuss critical points which can be used to enhance their knowledge.

Essentially, in the whole process, participants will gain substantive inputs from classroom sessions, professionals’ views, group discussions and site visits which will largely enable them to reflect on learning.

LIST OF RESOURCE PERSONS AND FACILITATORS

Prof. Jayant Kumar Routray
Course Director
Professor / Director-ASEAN Regional Center of Excellence on MDGs
Regional and Rural Development Planning
School of Environment, Resources and Development
Tel: +66 2524 5609
Email: routray@ait.ac.th

Prof. Gopal Bahadur Thapa
Professor
Regional and Rural Development Planning
School of Environment, Resources and Development
Tel: +66 2524 5624
Email: gopal@ait.ac.th

Dr. Soparth Pongquan
Associate Professor
Regional and Rural Development Planning
School of Environment, Resources and Development
Tel: +66 2524 5696
Email: soparth@ait.ac.th

Dr. Mokbul Morshed Ahmad
Assistant Professor
Regional and Rural Development Planning
School of Environment, Resources and Development
Tel: +66 2524 5664
Email: morshed@ait.ac.th

Dr. Muhammad Abu Yusuf
Project Manager
SEA-UEMA Project
Urban Environmental Management
School of Environment, Resources and Development
Tel:+66 2524 8338
Email: yusuf@ait.ac.th