A 3-day Monitoring & Evaluation for Result training from 14th to 16th August 2019 was delivered by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on behalf of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project (NAPP) to staff of the Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) and some of the donor funded projects in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (FMARD). The PCU coordinates all donor funded projects in FMARD.The training was conducted to teach the PCU and donor funded project staff the basic concepts of and scope of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, to identify M&E gaps in the project activities of the participating Department and projects and to generate program-specific M&E plans and frameworks.
The training was attended by thirty (30) individuals (23 male, 7 female) who fully participated in all the sessions. The participants were introduced to the modules, namely, the basic concepts of M&E; principles of M&E; the four stages in an M&E system; M&E frameworks; how to develop and implement an M&E plan; as well as baselines measurement and targets development. The expectation was that with improved skills and knowledge, participants will demonstrate greater efficiency and effectiveness in managing their project and other activities. The participants were excited and commended the NAPP team for a well delivered training. They promised to make use of all that was taught and apply it in their project implementation.
This training is part of the activities of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project. The project is jointly implemented by IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (IFPRI-NSSP) and Michigan State University with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Nigeria)