Research, Monitoring and Evaluation: Tools and Techniques (Empowered with Optimal Design and SPSS) Dates: August 17-19, 2016 (Last date–August 12, 2016)
Introduction Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) department is backbone of any organization that works hard to measure the impact and effect (change) of the interventions but how effectively, timely, and with limited resources, organization can measure and report the dedicated change, is technical and requires specific knowledge. This training will be based on key international practices in Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation, based on logical framework, that is an essential & integral part of the projects due to its ability to timely and accurately provide insight on project objectives and KPIs at any time during the project implementation. But how accurate, representative and authentic are these findings require specific knowledge on different dimensions of Research. Participating in this training will help to grasp on all these essential concepts and skills. Research Analytics International (RAI) is continuously developing more comprehensive modules for trainings in the field of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation. The emphasis is to share most successful modules that are developed and adapted at International level. This training will emphasis on learning through engagement and interactive group methodology will be adopted to maximize learning outcomes. Contents The contents are give below by single day, however, the contents can overlay between days. All given sessions will be covered. Day I (August 17, 2016) 1. M&E Fundamental and Basic M&E Concepts a. Monitoring Vs. Evaluation b. Why both Monitoring and Evaluation? 2. What are M&E Plans a. Importance of M&E Plans b. M&E Plan components 3. Seven Phases of RBM Day II (August 18, 2016) 1. M&E Frameworks a. Conceptual Frameworks b. Logical Frameworks c. Results Frameworks (Focused) d. Logic Models 2. Indicators and their characteristics a. Input, output indicators b. Results and impact indicators c. Objective related and context related indicators 3. Data Collection, Representation, and Generalization a. Does data collection strategy meet program objectives? 4. Sample calculation, Sampling Methodology and Design (Special case of Impact Evolutions) 5. Sources of Data a. Primary and Secondary data Day III (August 19, 2016) 1. What is Applied Research 2. Types of Evaluations 3. Comparing Baselines and End-lines 4. Impact evaluations, randomized control trials 5. Quasi experimental Designs 6. Data Analysis tools for M&E professionals 7. Introducing SPSS and Data Analysis 8. Regression Analysis Important Dates The training will hold from August 17-19, 2016 at Islamabad. Last date to register is August 12, 2016. Note: We encourage to apply well on time before last date as waiting for last date may risk you chance to be part of this technical training workshop. Training fee and discounts Training fee for one participant is PKR. 26,900/= for International Organizations; PKR. 23,900 for National/Government Organizations and PKR. 19,900 for Local Organizations/Individuals. Member organizations are entitled to flat 15% fee waive. For membership, contact us: For International Applicants, the fee is US$ 500 (US$ 400 for Afghanistan and Nepal). This fee includes training material, trainers’ fee, certificates, lunch and refreshment and only withholding tax. This also includes one-month free consultation after training. Following are the discounts applicable. ⎫ 5% discount for early bird registration (1 August 2016) ⎫ 5% for 2 to 3 participants from same organization ⎫ 7% discount for registration of 4 trainees from same organization ⎫ One participation free on registration of five or more participants from same organization (discounts are mutually exclusive). The fee can be paid by the following methods: 1. Online Deposits at UBL (Brach code: 1155)—School Road, Islamabad Branch: Acc. # 000203686098 2. Cross Cheque: Account Title: “Research Analytics International” 3. Pay order/demand draft for “Research Analytics International” How to register with us? Registering with Research Analytics International Inc. is easiest. You can put an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and call us at +92 51 8444297, 2806093, 4311633 (Landline) and on +92 0332-4311333 (mobile). Training can be registered also at www.researchanalyticsintl.org/course_register.php. To get more information regarding other training programs, please keep visiting at Training Page and Facebook Page.