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Monitoring and Evaluation: Project Management Tools

 

Date: October 20-24, 2014

Venue: Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan

Course Description

CERP conducted the second PMT workshop of 2014. The objective was to highlight the importance of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practices and evidence based policy making for the design and implementation of social development programs. The event was designed on a pattern similar to the previous trainings.

The workshop was comprised of a series of lectures, STATA training, and case study discussion session over a period of 5 days. The first 4 days covered lectures and group discussions on case studies. Instructors from LUMS, Pomona College, World Bank, IGC and Duke University delivered lectures on theory, while Training Associates led the interactive group sessions. On the final day the participants engaged in presentations, where each group presented their own evaluation programs which were designed using material covered over the course of the workshop.

Participant Profile

A total of 28 participants from the government, NGOs, and donor agencies attended the workshop. About 50% of the participants came from outside Lahore specially to attend the training, and stayed till the end of the workshop. The participant portfolio had 39% of the female attendees.

The basic statistics of the participants can be found below:

Lecture Evaluations

A survey was conducted at the end of the workshop that asked the participants to rate all the sessions on quality, relevance, effectiveness, knowledge building, and applicability. The rating was on a scale of 1 – 5 (5 being the highest). The lectures fared well in all evaluation features, receiving ratings above 3.5 on all criteria.

Monitoring and Evaluation: Project Management Tools

 

Date: Jan 6-10, 2014

Venue: Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan

Course Description

The objective of the CERP-CLEAR M&E Workshop was to highlight the importance of M&E for effective program implementation and robust data management necessary for good Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) practices in Pakistan. Three key aspects discussed included; management, method and data.

The course took place over five days. The first four days consisted of lectures and case studies based group discussions. One the last day the participant groups presented their own evaluations which they designed using material learnt through case studies, project solving exercises, and data labs. On the third day a guest lecture by Dr. Sajjad Mubin (Director General M&E-Planning and Development Department Punjab) was organized for the participants. Topics covered on rest of the days can be divided into two broad categories: (i) theoretical content and (ii) interactive content such as case studies and group discussions. The instructors delivered lectures on theory while the TAs led the interactive group sessions. Each group designed an evaluation project and delivered a presentation on it on the last day.

Participant Profile

A total of 38 participants from government, non-government and academic institutions attended the entire workshop. About 50% of the participants came out of Lahore specially to attend the training and stayed till the very end of the workshop.

Basic statistics of the participants for this course can be found below:

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Lecture Evaluations

A survey was carried out on the last day of the workshop that asked the participants to rate all sessions on quality, structure, usefulness of knowledge and applicability. The participants were asked to rate the lectures on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being lowest, 3 as average and 5 as highest. The lectures fared well in all evaluation features, receiving ratings above 3.5 on all criteria.

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Monitoring and Evaluation: Data Management Tools

 

Date: Oct 30-Nov 3, 2011
Venue: Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan

Course Description

The focus of the M&E: Data Management Tools Workshop was to introduce data management tools used in various monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methods. Broadly, the topics covered were: theory and practice of M&E, design and management of an impact evaluation study as well as data management. A major focus of the workshop was to impart technical skills in data management and analysis through hands-on training in software packages like Microsoft Excel and Stata.

The workshop lasted four days. The content covered can be divided into four categories: (i) theoretical content, (ii) practical issues and (iii) interactive content such as case studies and group discussions and (iv)problem solving using software. The instructors delivered lectures on the first two categories while the TAs led the interactive sessions whereby the participants designed an evaluation project and delivered a presentation on it. The problem-solving sessions were held in computer labs where participants completed different data management and analysis exercises using Stata.

Participant Profile

A total of 37 participants from government, non-government and academic institutions attended the workshop, with most of them being young researchers.
Basic participant statistics are as follows:

 

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Lecture Evaluations

A survey was carried out on the last day of the workshop that asked the participants to rate all sessions on quality, structure, usefulness of knowledge and applicability. The participants were asked to rate the lectures on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being lowest, 3 as average and 5 as highest. The lectures fared well in terms of all evaluation features, receiving above-average ratings on all counts as shown below:

 

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