The three-day training programme on Monitoring and Evaluation Basics for Development Practitioners is part of Sambodhi’s endeavour to enhance understanding of research in Monitoring and Evaluation in particular among practitioners and scholars.
The programme aims to:
At the completion of the training programme, participants would be able to:
The programming and practice of development interventions has evolved significantly in the new millennium. On the one hand, we have witnessed concerted efforts by the international community to streamline development efforts symbolized by the MDGs. At a more micro level, we have witnessed a growing awareness among development practitioners to innovate and learn from experiences while adhering to the utmost levels of accountability and transparency.
Development institutions today are far more cognizant of the need for objective planning, effcient implementation and effective delivery of development outcomes. These advances have accentuated the need for responsive M&E systems to be instituted within organizations and projects. A well-designed and executed M&E system not only facilitates greater learning and reflection, it also helps institutions in building greater ownership among all stakeholders by improving upstream and downstream communication.
Sambodhi Research & Communications helps create high-impact knowledge to catalyse accountability in public domain. We offer project management, monitoring & evaluation and research solutions to implementers, federal and state governments, bilateral and multilateral aid agencies and corporate philanthropic foundations. Over the past decade, we have pioneered cutting-edge methodologies for evaluation of large-scale interventions across sectors and themes including public health, nutrition, sanitation, natural resources, renewable energy, livelihoods and microfinance.
Sambodhi also works towards enhancing appreciation of evidence-based functioning among development organisations and practitioners. As part of our field-building effort, we co-founded the Community of Evaluators-South Asia (CoE-SA); are home to the South Asian Journal for Evaluation in Practice (SAJEP) – first-of-its-kind peer reviewed journal on evaluation from this region; and have trained more than 5,000 professionals on M&E and related areas.
In consonance with the programme design, the overarching training method is based on the principles of participatory adult learning that would build upon the experiential learning of participants. The programme pedagogy focuses on interactive group learning and aims both at knowledge development and skill upgradation through peer learning. Reading and resource material developed by leading subject experts augments classroom experience. Training being a mutual learning process, the programme is built on the premise I hear, I forget; I see, I remember; I do, I understand.
Indian Participants: INR 15,000 per participant
Foreign Participants: USD 600 per participant
(The fee covers tuition, reading and resource kit, certification, lunch and refreshments during the program. Participants need to make arrangements for travel and accommodation.)
Note: As applicable, 2 or more discounts can be clubbed together.
Fee can be paid by Cheque /Demand Draft in favour of “Sambodhi Research and Communications Pvt. Ltd.” payable at par at New Delhi.