Participants will appreciate the analytical concepts and tools of quality control (e.g. “forking”) within the project cycle and will be able to apply the procedures and techniques of the ex-ante assessment of project proposals (building of logic cause-effect tree & structuring a Logical Framework matrix). Backward engineering provides lessons on how to design and formulate proposals / tenders.
In the context of Results-Based Management, participants will experience the scope of components of an M&E plan, and receive hints on how to address challenges of reaching a commonly agreed plan. Moreover they will be clear on terminology, concepts and methodologies. A clear-cut procedure to identify indicators is core in the course.
Differentiating between Project Cycle Management (PCM) and Results Based Management (RBM) is quite important because of the current uptake of the last. It is very interesting to realize that although RBM is in full congruence with the PCM (and LFA) concepts, tools and techniques, it is even more emphasizing on the quality aspect of service delivery.
RBM particularly focuses on reporting and corrective action established by assessing Actual Results versus Planned Results. A regular and institutionalized Monitoring and Evaluation system will need to gather information about achievement of Results at any level in the Logical Framework Matrix (Outputs, Ourcomes, Purpose & Overall Objectives).
RBM further interlinks this M&E system with regular Feedback and Adjustment system. In fact, PCM is the first step particularly to enhance programming, while RBM adds to PCM by elaborating on institutional accountability, effectiveness and efficacy.
The other interesting concept RBM introduces is the internal work planning as a management tool to facilitate the implementation of the project plan presented in the Logical Framework Matrix. It is interesting because we felt such a lacune in the LFA approach as being applied. The traditional matrix presents a plan for the ‘WHAT should be happening’, but merely ignored HOW it would be happening. For a couple of years we therefore promoted the use of a WHAT matrix aiming at End-Users, a HOW matrix aiming at intermediary organisations and a SUPPORT matrix aiming at the own organisation or Project Management[hr]
Price: 735 € (excl. 21% VAT) – € 900 (incl. 21% VAT)