Monitoring and evaluating capacity development programmes: A conceptual basis and experiences from the RUFORUM M&E strategy development

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In responding to the demand for tools, strategy and capacity for monitoring and evaluating (M&E) performance, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has embarked on development of a robust M&E strategy. This paper presents lessons from the process so far as RUFORUM rolls out its M&E strategy. It relates the principles and practices of M&E to the processes and lessons in a network organization. A conceptual basis driving the process is presented. Principles of both exogenous and endogenous accountability in capacity development programmes are also elucidated. The application of the framework to the design of an M&E Strategy is highlighted. The paper concludes that there is need for more debate on approaches to M&E of capacity development while efforts should be made to develop M&E capacity in the universities.
En réponse à la demande d’outils, de la stratégie et de la capacité de suivi et d’évaluation (M & E) de performance, « the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) »a entrepris le développement d’une stratégie robuste en M & E. Ce document présente les leçons à partir du processus que RUFORUM déploie comme sa stratégie en S & E. Elle concerne les principes et pratiques de S & E pour les processus et les leçons dans une organisation en réseau. Une base conceptuelle qui conduit le processus est présentée. Les principes de reddition de comptes à la fois exogènes et endogènes dans les programmes de renforcement des capacités sont également mis en lumière. L’application du cadre à la conception d’une stratégie M & E est soulignée. Le document conclut qu’il est nécessaire pour un débat plus approfondi sur les approches de S & E du renforcement des capacités tandis que des efforts devraient être faits pour développer les capacités de S & E dans les universités.
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A conceptual basis and experiences from the RUFORUM M&E strategy development
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2010
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East Africa
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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Open Access
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Printed resource
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846-857
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About the RUFORUM 2010 Biennal Conference
"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Strengthening Higher Education"