Monitoring and Evaluation for Agriculture and Rural Development

Course Info

Length: 1 Week

Type: Online

Available Dates


  • Apr-10-2023


  • May-15-2023


  • June-12-2023


  • July-10-2023


  • Aug-14-2023


  • Sep-11-2023


  • Oct-16-2023


  • Nov-13-2023


  • Dec-11-2023


Course Details

Course Outline

5 days course

Introduction to monitoring and evaluation


  • Definition of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Why Monitoring and Evaluation are important
  • Key principles and concepts in M&E
  • M&E in project lifecycle
  • Complementary roles of Monitoring and Evaluation


Agriculture and Rural Development Policy issues


  • Sustainable agriculture and rural development
  • Economic contribution of agriculture
  • Link between agriculture and rural development
  • Agriculture and food security
M&E Frameworks in Agriculture and Rural Development
  • ARD Conceptual Frameworks
  • ARD Results Frameworks
  • Logical Framework Analysis (LFA)
  • LogFrame - Design of ARD projects using LogFrame


Agriculture and Rural Development Indicators


  • Indicator metrics
  • Linking indicators to results
  • Indicator Matrix
  • ARD indicator performance tracking
  • Sector-wide indicators for Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Specific indicators for Sub-sectors of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Indicators for Thematic Areas related to Agriculture and Rural Development

M&E System and M&E Planning in ARD


  • Importance of an M&E Plan
  • Documenting M&E System in the M&E Plan
  • Components of an M&E Plan-Monitoring, Evaluation, Data management, Reporting
  • Using M&E Plan to implement M&E in a Project


Data Management for M&E in Agriculture and Rural Development


  • Sources of Data: Information systems, surveys, participatory poverty assessments, financial management tools
  • Use of different Surveys in data collection for ARD
  • Participatory methods of data collection for ARD
  • Data analysis for ARD


Gender integration in M&E for Agriculture and Rural Development


  • Gender integration during project activities design
  • Gender indicators in ARD
  • Cross cutting gender issues in ARD
  • Measure of gender outcomes
Performance Evaluation of Agricultural and Rural Development programs


  • Determining evaluation points from the results framework
  • Components of evaluations: implementation and process evaluations.
  • Evaluation designs- experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental
  • Performance evaluation process
  • Evaluation questions
  • Evaluation findings sharing and dissemination


Impact Evaluations for Agriculture and Rural Development


  • Introduction to impact evaluation
  • Attribution in impact evaluation
  • Estimation of counterfactual
  • Impact evaluation methods: Double difference, Propensity score matching

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