RESULTS-BASED MANAGEMENT, MONITORING & EVALUATION
Design, Monitor & Evaluate Development Projects That Get Results & Attract Donor Support
ISTANBUL – TURKEY
2 – 6 DECEMBER 2019
“RBM is not a tool – it is a mindset, a way of working that looks beyond processes and activities, to focus on the actual social and economic benefits of projects for beneficiaries.”
– UN Habitat
- Let us welcome you to vibrant Istanbul, where we will be training / coaching a small group of international development professionals on RBM / M&E.
- Learn a step-by-step process for designing projects that address genuine development issues, reflect stakeholders’ needs and attract donor support.
- Develop the skills to monitor your project, keeping it on target and supporting effective decision-making.
- Walk away with your own Logical Framework and detailed Monitoring & Evaluation plan, ready to implement.
- Share the learning with your team, improving their ability to deliver the best possible results for your stakeholders.
WHAT IS RESULTS-BASED MANAGEMENT?
RBM is a management strategy by which all actors ensure that their:
- Products; and
contribute to the achievement of desired results of:
- Outcomes; and
- Higher-level Goals / Impact.
Information on results is then used to support decision-making on the design and delivery of programmes and activities, and for accountability and reporting.
RBM is integrated into the whole project cycle from identification to evaluation.
It begins with planning – such as setting the vision and defining the results framework. Next, implementation starts and monitoring becomes essential to ensure results are being achieved. Throughout the project M&E provides vital information for decision-making as well as lessons learned for the future.
(Adapted from: UNDG Results-Based Management Handbook 2011)
Through this practical training, you will:
- Understand the philosophy and principles of RBM
- Be able to apply Results-Based Management throughout the project cycle (identification – formulation – implementation – monitoring/evaluation and reporting)
- Be able to apply the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) for project identification, design and planning
- Be able to monitor and evaluate your projects in a systematic way, leading to more effective achevement of project results
- Develop your own project plan using LFA and design a Monitoring & Evaluation Plan to support effective implementation.
WHAT TO EXPECT
While this course covers all the essential theory, the focus is on practical application of skills.
Presentations, tasks and group discussions will be supplemented with regular practical work as you apply the skills and design your own project and build your own M&E Plan. Expect lots of group work and practical tasks.
Only a small number of participants will be admitted for the training to ensure sufficient practical work, and that everyone is able to apply all the concepts and tools.
A selection of the “best of the best” resource materials will be provided on flash disc, as well as all training slides (in PowerPoint) and all key sessions on video. Participants will also receive two free ELD Toolkits (PDF, 250 pages each) on Reporting Skills and Proposal Writing – self-study manuals to further develop their skills after the course.
Each participant will be invited to submit their M&E Plan for one-to-one feedback after the course is over.
PRINCIPLES OF RBM
- WHAT ARE RESULTS?
- WHAT IS RBM?
- WHY RBM?
- COMMON FEATURES OF RBM
- RBM AND THE PROJECT CYCLE
- STRATEGIC SELECTION OF PROJECTS
- APPLYING RBM
THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK APPROACH: INTRODUCTION
- WHAT IS THE LFA?
- WHAT IS A LOGFRAME?
- VERIFYING THE PROJECT DESIGN
- OVERVIEW OF THE LFA STEPS
THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK APPROACH: ANALYSIS
- CONTEXT ANALYSIS
- PROBLEM ANALYSIS
THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK APPROACH: ANALYSIS**
- STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS AND ENGAGEMENT
- SETTING OBJECTIVES
- SELECTING A STRATEGY
THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK APPROACH: PLANNING
- PROJECT EFFECTS: OUTCOME AND IMPACT
- PROJECT OPERATIONS: OUTPUTS, ACTIVITIES AND INPUTS
- PROECT CONTEXT: ASSUMPTIONS AND RISKS
PROJECT MONITORING AND EVALUATION**
- WHAT IS MONITORING?
- WHAT IS EVALUATION?
- TRADITIONAL VS. RESULTS-BASED M&E
- M&E PLANNING
- DESIGNING INDICATORS
ESTABLISHING AN M&E SYSTEM
- DEFINING THE RESULTS
- REFINING INDICATORS
- DATA SOURCES AND METHODS
- RISKS AND ASSUMPTIONS
- GROUPING INDICATORS FOR MORE EFFICIENT M&E
- DESIGNING DATA COLLECTION TOOLS
- SURVEY ANALYSIS
- MIND MAPPING ANALYSIS
- PURPOSE OF REPORTING
- RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE REPORTER
- SETTINGREPORTING OBJECTIVES
- FOUR LEVELS OF EVALUATION
- PROGRESS REPORTS
- PERIODIC REPORTS
REVIEW, REFLECTION AND EVALUATION
- WHAT IS RBM?
- COMMON FEATURES OF RBM
- WEAKNESSES, LIMITATIONS AND CHALLENGES OF RBM
- OPERATIONALISING RBM
- PERSONAL ACTION PLANNING
- OPEN SPACE DISCUSSION
- COURSE EVALUATION & CERTIFICATION
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
RBM isn’t just for managers – and it isn’t just for M&E staff, either. However, if you oversee a project, or have an M&E role, then this course is definitely for you.
However, RBM and M&E aren’t / shouldn’t be the domain of only managers and M&E people. In a healthy project, M&E is everyone’s responsibility, and the first-hand knowledge of implementation staff offers positive benefits to the planning process.
For too long, planning and M&E have been seen as separate functions, disconnected from project operations. However, all project staff will benefit from this training (and their projects will also benefit as they integrate this approach into their work). We have trained entire teams of INGO staff in this area, ensuring greater synergy within projects, more effective delivery of services and, ultimately, better outcomes for their stakeholders.
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Neil Kendrick is a trainer and facilitator on Results-Based Management, Logical Framework Approach, Reporting Skills and Proposal Writing with over 20 years’ global experience training and consulting to aid organisations.
He founded ELD Training in Nepal in 2000, designing and delivering training courses and consultancy assignments to NGOs, INGOs and International Organisations, and building and managing a team of consultants / facilitators, before extending ELD’s operations into Thailand, Ethiopia, Kenya and Turkey.
His work has included travel to over 25 countries in 4 continents for clients such as IADB, Oxfam, Save the Children and various UN agencies.
While the primary focus has been training / capacity building, assignments have also included such things as Strategic Planning workshops, programme evaluations and grant / proposal development.
He has published 3 toolkits – Reporting Skills (adopted by UNICEF), Project Planning & Proposal Writing and Case Study Writing.
Over last 5 years he has specialised further into Results-Based Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, resulting in more than 20 workshops in Nepal, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Thailand, Turkey, Kenya and the UK, as well as many customised training assignments.
Participants regularly refer to his ability to demystify complex ideas in a simple, straight-forward and humorous way.
WHAT OTHER PARTICIPANTS SAY
“The course was a game-changer. As a result, I’m now coordinating M&E in 4 countries – Ethiopia, Uganda, Mali and Nigeria.”
Ande Okiror Ongura
Technical Director Public Private Partnerships & Market Access
SASAKAWA AFRICA ASSOCIATION
“As a result of the training, RBM is now our in-house tool for project evaluation and appraisal, and we mainstream RBM in all our 37 project offices across Nigeria. Neil opened my eyes to critical issues of linking activities to results and impacts, and his ability to deconstruct and demystify M&E made the training a life-changing experience.”
Dr Steve Ogidan
National Coordinating Consultant
NIGERIA INCENTIVE-BASED RISK-SHARING SCHEME FOR AGRICULTURAL LENDING
“The training is a ‘must’ for project planning and implementation and will have a positive impact.”
RELIEF INTERNATIONAL, TURKEY
“The course is well-structured and covers everything from situation analysis to project outline and objectives. The training is very interactive and motivating. Working in groups with people from different countries, organisations and sectors meant that even during coffee breaks we kept on exchanging ideas on how to apply the learning in our own professional work!”
“The training helped me to improve my knowledge on how to develop social projects more efficiently. The course provides good learning on how to develop projects/programs with better performance and greater accountability by applying a clear logical framework to plan, manage and measure an intervention with a focus on the results you want to achieve.”
TAMEB (German-Turkish Partnership for Vocational Skills Development)
“Neil is a wonderful trainer who lets the participants have in-depth knowledge. The way the course has been designed and is conducted really helps to grasp a good knowledge on the subject matter.”
Monitoring and Evaluation Associate
WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE (WWF) NEPAL
COURSE FEES, REGISTRATION & LOGISTICS
To ensure the best outcomes for all, only 12 participants will be accepted for this course. When those places are filled registration will close.
Course fees cover:
- 5 days training at a quality hotel in Istanbul, Turkey
- All training materials
- A library of extra resource materials on flash disc – including a selection of the best current resources on RBM / M&E, ELD Training’s toolkits “Reporting Skills & Professional Writing” and “Project Planning & Proposal Writing” and the complete videos from our online Result-Based Management, Monitoring and Evaluation course
- Lunch daily
- Refreshments & tea / coffee breaks
- Training certificate
- Personal feedback after the course on your M&E Plan
The per-person course fee is USD $1200. Participants who pay the full fee before 30 October 2019 pay just USD $1000.
For other logistics details, registration and payment, please visit https://www.eldtraining.com/rbmme-istanbul.html
You can also download this as a PDF HERE.
USD 1200 (Early-Bird USD 1000 unitl 30 June 2019). Course fees cover: 5 days training at a quality hotel in Istanbul, Turkey, all training materials, a library of extra resource materials on flash disc – including a selection of the best current resources on RBM / M&E, ELD Training’s toolkits “Reporting Skills & Professional Writing” and “Project Planning & Proposal Writing” and the complete videos from our online Result-Based Management, Monitoring and Evaluation course, lunch daily, refreshments & tea / coffee breaks, training certificate and personal feedback after the course on your M&E Plan. Not included are local or international travel, visas, accommodation, breakfast / dinner or incidental expenses.