Training of Trainer (ToT) on Result Based Monitoring and Evaluation Conducted, 8-10 September 2022
MoFAGA/PLGSP successfully conducted a three-day residential Training of Trainers (ToT) training on “Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation” from 8-10 September, 2022. The programme was chaired and inaugurated by the National Program Director (NPD)- Mr. Balaram Rijyal. In total 40 participants participated of which 7 were female. The participants included various divisional under-secretaries and section officers from MOFAGA, OCMCM, OPMCM and PLGSP staff. The training aimed to equip participants with skills in setting up and implementing results-based monitoring and evaluation systems. The participants benefitted from the latest M&E practices including the monitoring and result measurement, and participatory approaches. It also aimed at clarifying the theory of change and bringing learning to practice for participants to learn about the results at different levels with practical indicators and their linkage with pre-identified problems and assumptions and techniques for tracking and assessing the progress of a project with the aim of achieving long term results.
During the three days training, the participants learned about the fundamentals of results-based monitoring and evaluation (M&E), design of results, M&E frameworks and indicators, prevailing practices of M&E in Nepal with historical advances, M&E form fill up and usage etc. in the first day. On the second day the training delved on practical application of M&E of Programs and projects, the guidelines with monitoring tools, importance and process of field monitoring, M&E indicators and interrelationships, theory of change and logical frameworks. On the last day the training focused on the need, importance and types of various tools of evaluation; third party monitoring and facilitation and the importance of Terms of Reference in M&E.
The entire training was facilitated by team of experts including major sessions facilitation by Tirtha Raj Dhakal, a veteran in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation of Government of Nepal. Other resource person included, Gokul Khadka, Under Secretary-NPC and Rudra Singh Tamang, Joint secretary, MoFAGA to name a few. The training engaged all the participants through use of various methodologies like brain storming, case solving, presentations, plenary discussions and group discussions to name a few.