Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of food and nutrition security programmes

Funding agencies, NGOs, government and other stakeholders put demands on accountability and transparency. They also need to know the impact of policies and interventions on the food and nutrition security in the area of operation. The demand for data on the impact of policies, programmes and interventions on food and nutrition security is rapidly growing.

Organisator Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

ma 19 mei 2014 tot vr 6 juni 2014

Provide support in assessing and enhancing impact

Scientific rigour for robust policymaking

The course emphasises the need for careful selection of indicators in designing information support systems. Scientific rigour is required for analysis and interpretation of data collected for robust policy making.

The training approach is job oriented and highly interactive, experience as well as evidence-based. Participants learn what a M&E-system for food and nutrition security entails, and in particular what is needed to do an impact assessment. Participants will learn from expert facilitators as well as from each other. Transfer of knowledge will go hand-in-hand with case studies, working in groups or individually on case studies.

Participants from all over the world will provide a good basis for the exchange ofexperiences, in addition to the international facilitators. This course is given together with Wageningen University – Division of Human Nutrition.

Course objectives

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • have new insights in the principles of participatory and learning-oriented planning, monitoring and evaluation in food and nutrition security;
  • have strengthened your competence to design an M&E-system including assessments for food and nutrition security programmes and/or projects;
  • have clear ideas for improving M&E systems and impact assessments for food and nutrition security.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a BSc or equivalent in the field of food and nutrition, food science, home economics, agriculture, medicine or a related field of study, as well as at least three years of professional experience related to the theme of the course. This course is open to MSc students in a related field of study. Competence in the English language is necessary, as well as basic computer skills.