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Training Course on M»


The interest for information on the effect of approaches, projects and interventions on food and nutrition security is growing rapidly. The public sector, including the civil society and governments, frequently monitor data on food and nutrition in order to determine the existing trends and conditions, and the impact of interventions and policies.

International agencies, NGOs, governments and other agencies carry out monitoring, evaluation, and impact assessments regularly. With regard to this fact, this course lays emphasis on the need to carefully select the right set of indicators when designing information support systems at various administrative levels as well as the skills required for the analysis and interpretation of collected data.

The course adopts and interactive training approach and provides participants the chance to learn from each other as well as from the expert facilitators.


5 days


• Understand the role of food security and nutrition for attaining the MDGs

• Gain fresh insights on the values of participatory & learning-oriented design, monitoring, and evaluation with regard to food security and nutrition.

• To strengthen your competence in designing an M&E-system 

• Have clear ideas for the improvement of M&E systems and impact assessment for food security and nutrition.



• Food Security frameworks and concepts

M& E Fundamentals

• Data sources collection and use

• Defining a good M&E system

• Identifying the challenges that face Monitoring and evaluation in the Food Security and Nutrition sector

• Including M&E in food security program design

• Indicators

• M&E Frameworks

• M&E Plans

• Participatory M&E systems

• Relating Monitoring and evaluation to your project cycle

• What is M&E?

M&E Frameworks

• Developing and operationalizing M&E frameworks

• Linking M&E frameworks to indicators

• M&E Frameworks

• M&E Frameworks basics for Food Security and other programs

• M&E in Food Security and Nutrition context

• Monitoring results and impacts using a logical framework

• Using data

Gender M&E

• Exploring gender in M&E plans

• Gender considerations for data collection 

• Introduction to M&E in Gender and Food Security

• Selecting indicators to measure gender-related outputs and outcomes

• Prioritizing gender in M&E plans

Step by Step approaches to M&E

• Agree on and design core documents to setup an M&E system

• Agree on field monitoring data collection and management process

• Agree on Monitoring data analysis process

• Agree on process for monitoring data utilization and reporting

• Agree on process of evaluation management

• Agree on the principles and purpose of the project M&E system

• Establish project M&E system

• Review and revise M&E plans based on progress

Interpreting and Communicating results for M&E

• Communication and reporting for M&E

• Contemporarily methods of dissemination

Data collection, management and data quality

• Data collection methods  (quantitative and qualitative)

• Data collection versus data analysis

• Data quality and data management

• Data quality dimensions

• Double counting

• Functional areas of data management systems

• Increasing questionnaires response rates

• M&E field trips

• Obtaining data from Social media

ICT tools for data collection, monitoring and evaluation in food security and nutrition

• Case study

• Dashboards; data management analytics, and stakeholders access

• Data collection implementation models

• ICT innovations

• ICT tool for Data processing

• Key choice of application to collect data in rural areas

• Using Mobile phones for data collection

Data demand for food security and nutrition programs

• Data demand

• Data use frameworks and key concepts

• Information availability

• Information use

Introduction to Data analysis Food Security and Nutrition Programs

• Basic analysis

• Data analysis key concepts

• Introduction

• Types of variables

Summarizing data

• Graphs and charts for continuous variables

• Graphs and charts for dichotomous and categorical variables

• Graphs and charts for ordinal variables

• Numerical summaries for discrete variables

• Tables for categorical variables

• Tables for dichotomous variables

• Tables for ordinal variables

• Tabulations for summary statistics for continuous variables

Introduction to qualitative data Analysis

• Coding the data

• Introduction to qualitative data analysis software (NVivo)

• Organizing your data

• Planning for qualitative data analysis

• Reviewing the data

Quantitative data Analysis

• Basics for statistical analysis

• Choosing the correct statistical test

• Comparison of Data analysis packages

• Confidence intervals

• Hypothesis testing

• Hypothesis testing versus confidence intervals

• Interpreting the data

• Planning for qualitative data analysis

• Testing for normality of data

• Tests of statistical significance  

 Assessing Programme Impact on Food Security

• Impact Assessment in Programme Design

• Introduction to Impact Assessment

• Programme Design Implications

Methods and Approaches for Assessing Impact

• Overview of Methods and Approaches

• Qualitative Methods

• Quantitative Methods: Household Surveys

• Quantitative Methods: Secondary Data

• Selecting Methods and Approaches


Start Date: 04/02/2018
End Date: 04/06/2018

Ksh 70000, $ 800

Course Description

Course Duration: 5 days

Training Center: Datastat Research Center

Start Date: 04/02/2018

End Date: 04/06/2018

Fee: Ksh 70000, $ 800

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