Advanced Course on Monitoring & Evaluation training centre in Bangladesh


Advanced Course on Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Date : 23 October - 11 November 2018
  • Duration : Evening(6.30 pm-9.30 pm)
  • No. of Classes/ Sessions : 6 Sessions
  • Class Schedule : Sunday & Tuesday
  • Total Hours : 18
  • Last Date of Registration : 22 October, 2018
  • Venue : Bdjobs Training, BDBL Building (Level 19), 12 Kawran Bazar C/A, Dhaka 1215.

Introduction Training, through its grueling journey over the years, had located that many organizations and the professionals of NGOs & the corporate bodies do not achieve the anticipated results from their submitted projects proposals to win funds in running their project activities. Writing befitting project proposals is a vital skill for the entire relevant private and public sector employees or people working for communication & documentation. We understand that the Monitoring & Evaluation need to be clear, concise, logical, and correct. This course will help you plan appropriately plan for developing a good Monitoring & Evaluation Strategy in choosing the most effective way to present to your audience. Through the course, you will become a more competent and confident conductor of Monitoring & Evaluation, with a stronger ability to use clear methods, appropriate information and correct languages including different tailor made techniques of conducting Monitoring & Evaluation for any project/program for you or your organization.
It requires to be mentioned that many of the monitors and/or evaluators forget about some minor details and also the appropriate techniques & languages, which are very important to be considered.
This course would focus on improving monitoring & evaluation techniques by including/applying proper methods of conducting them.
Success in developing effective monitoring & evaluation depends on number of issues, which are:

* Proper understanding on the Terms of Reference (TOR) attached with the Request for Proposals (RFP).
* Organize thoughts and write with purpose and conviction on the basics of M&E.
* Effectively plan for your audience, purpose & tone along with methods.
* Develop & edit the contents for clarity, conciseness, and correctness, and
* Attach the necessary & proper documents.

Learning from the course
Learning from the course could be as follows:
* Challenges/barriers of conducting monitoring & evaluation and trouble shooting
* Definition & Steps of the monitoring & evaluation
* Methodology of M&E
* Techniques of M&E
* Documents need to be attached
* Proofing, revising and finalizing the report



Contents of Training:


This session would deal with the definition of Monitoring & Evaluation and also the efficiency, effectiveness & impact of M&E.

2. Why do Monitoring & Evaluation

This session would deal with review progress, identify problems in planning and/or implementation and make adjustments, if necessary, of any project/program

3. Clarifying aims, objectives, activities and pathways to change

This session would focus on Key concepts & definitions in project design & strategy, Pathway to change and Change assumptions with examples.

4. Expanse of Monitoring & Evaluation

The session would expand more on the theoretical & practical base of monitoring & evaluation, to give more ideas about the basics of M&E.

5. Difference between Monitoring & Evaluation

This would clear the division and activities of Monitoring & Evaluation.

6. Planning for Monitoring & Evaluation

This session would intrigue the participants in planning of Monitoring & Evaluation.

7. What do we want to know?

The session would deal with the indicators for gathering information and it would also give a glimpse of developing indicators.

8. Information/Data

Techniques of articulating & collecting Quantitative and Qualitative data/information would be dealt during this session.

9. Monitoring

Steps of designing a monitoring system and also articulating the Case Studies to lead the evaluation system to enrich through the process would be the main focus of this session.

10. Evaluation

The session would deal with the purpose, key evaluation questions and methodology of the evaluation process.

11. Methods of Monitoring & Evaluation

This would deal with different methods of monitoring & evaluation and also the steps of improving interviewing skills.

12. Analyzing Information

This part would show the techniques of analyzing information through the monitoring & evaluation systems

13. Evaluation Report

Participants’ would be introduced with the outlines of an evaluation report, which is one of the most important parts of the whole exercise.

14. M&E as a Management Tool

This would show that M&E is an important part of a management tool and it would also incorporate the technique of the Result Based M&E with 10 golden steps.

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Resource Person

M. Hifzur Rahman

Research, Communication, Media & Documentation Specialist

Born 1954. Obtained Masters in Economics from the Rajshahi University and was involved in many socio-economic research activities. Hifzur has successfully completed number of training courses e.g. Management and Leadership Development from Australia and other training courses on Environmental Economics, ToT on Security issues and Journalism from Bangladesh and different countries of the world. He has 37 years of writing experience for the national & international organizations and different publication houses.
He completed a Certificate Course on Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Management organized by the World Bank Institute and SANDEE (South Asian Network for Development of Environmental Economics). Hifzur had also completed a ToT (Training of Trainers) recently by a British Development organization Saferworld, UK on peace and security issues and had been selected as a core trainer to impart training on peace and security issues, especially for the journalists. He had been trained at the Bangladesh Institute of Management on Research Methodology under SPSS Windows.

Hifzur served in print media as a senior journalist from 1977 before he joined the Australian High Commission as the Political/Economic Research Officer and served there for about 9 years. While working in the Australian High Commission he was in charge of the Direct Aid Program of the Australian Government in Bangladesh apart from his regular research work on politics and Economy, and also was responsible for Bangladesh National Budget Analysis for about 9 years while served Political/Economic Research Officer of the High Commission.

Later, he had served in a multinational power company LIPPS as a Director (Corporate Affairs). He was in-charge of running the Mymensingh 140 MW Power Station (MPS) as LIPPS was the Operation and Maintenance Contractor of MPS.
He has written numerous articles on socio-economic affaires in Bangla & English, published in national dailies and Weeklies. Hifzur had also developed & written the Country Report 2007-2008 for the then Caretaker Government, while he worked directly with the Chief Adviser Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed. He has authored about 29 books in Bangla and English. He was also a presenter of a talk-show in ATN Bangla.

Hifzur had done a research for the Saferworld, UK on peace and security issues and also completed 10 FGDs (Focus Group Discussions) throughout the country again for another research project of the Saferworld, UK. He has numerous experiences in project evaluation, monitoring, report & project proposal writing and documentation for NGOs as he was involved with research activities and project management for different UN & International agencies including World Bank ADB & national NGOs. He is also involved with important development agencies e.g. UNICEF, Save the Children, Bandhu and South Asia Partnership-Bangladesh, as a resource person/consultant.

He has visited many countries including Japan, Australia, U.K, United States, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hongkong, China, Russia, Thailand, Korea, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.