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Training on Monitoring and Evaluation in Food Security and Nutrition (March 11 to March 15, 2019)

About the course

In order to achieve a world free of hunger and malnutrition, it is vital to provide sustainable solutions that provide the largest impacts on development outcomes. Monitoring and Evaluation tools and techniques plays a key role in ensuring Food Security programs are designed, implemented as plan and that they improve the well-being of the target communities. This course equips the participants with adequate skills to develop and manage robust M&E systems for effective management of FSN programs. The learner is introduced to FSN indicators, tools and techniques for M&E in FSN.

Target Participants

This course is designed for researchers, project staff, development practitioners, managers and decision makers who are responsible for project, program or organization-level M&E in Food Security and Nutrition programs.

Course duration

5 days

What you will learn

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

Understand monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of FSN programs
Design a FSN project using logical framework
Understand Food Security and Nutrition programs specific indicators
Track performance indicators over the life of the project
Evaluate FSN programs against targets
Understand gender role in M&E in FSN programs
Conduct impact assessment of Food Security and Nutrition programs
Course Outline

Introduction to M&E

Definition of Monitoring and Evaluation
Why Monitoring and Evaluation is important
Key principles and concepts in M&E
M&E in project lifecycle
Complementary roles of Monitoring and Evaluation
Food Security and Nutrition M&E Frameworks

Food security and Nutrition Conceptual Frameworks
Food security and Nutrition Results Frameworks
Logical Framework Analysis (LFA)
LogFrame - Design of Food security and nutrition projects using LogFrame
Food Security and Nutrition Indicators

FSN indicators definition: Dietary diversity score, Food Consumption Score, Coping Strategy Index, Nutrition indicators
Indicator metrics
Linking indicators to results
Indicator Matrix
FSN indicator performance tracking
M&E System design and M&E Planning in FSN

Importance of an M&E Plan
Documenting M&E System in the M&E Plan
Components of an M&E Plan-Monitoring, Evaluation, Data management, Reporting
Using M&E Plan to implement M&E in a Project
M&E plan vs Performance Management Plan (PMP)
M&E Considerations for Sector Specific Programming

Food Security Programs: Food Availability, Seasonality, Food Access, Food Utilization
Health and Nutrition Programs; Selection of Indicators, sources of data, Reproductive Health
Integrating Cross Cutting Issues into Data Collection
Data Management for M&E in FSN

Different sources of M&E data
Qualitative data collection methods
Quantitative data collection methods
Participatory methods of data collection
Gender integration in M&E for FSN

Gender integration during project activities design
Gender indicators in Food Security and Nutrition programs
Cross cutting gender issues in FSN
Measure of gender outcomes
Evaluation of Food Security and Nutrition Programs

Determining evaluation points from results framework
Components of evaluations: implementation and process evaluations.
Evaluation designs- experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental
Performance evaluation process
Evaluation findings sharing and dissemination
Impact Assessment of Food Security and Nutrition Programs

Introduction to impact evaluation
Attribution in impact evaluation
Estimation of counterfactual
Impact evaluation methods: Double difference, Propensity score matching
M&E Results Use and Dissemination

Use of M&E results to improve and strengthen FSN projects
Use of M&E Lessons learnt and Best Practices
Organization knowledge champions
M&E reporting
Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more:
Training venue

The training will be conducted at Devimpact Institute Training Centre, Nairobi Kenya.


The training fee covers tuition fees, learning materials, and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.

Event Properties
Event Date March 11,2019, 8:00 am
Event End Date March 15,2019, 4:30 pm
Cut off date March 8,2019, 5:00 pm
Individual Price Kenyan - KES 80,000, International - USD 950
Location Nairobi


Country: Kenya