Introductory Training on Theories of Change, Impact Pathways and Monitoring and Evaluation

Event Date and time

Venue

the Parador de Segovia Hotel in Segovia, Spain

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Working Group on Impact Pathways and Monitoring and Evaluation (M+E) for results-based management will participate in a introductory training workshop on Theories of Change, Impact Pathways and Monitoring and Evaluation.

The objectives of the training workshop are as follow:

1.   To introduce working group members to outcomes thinking;
2.   To present elements of the CCAFS Theory of Change (TOC), Impact Pathway (IP) and monitoring and evaluation (M+E) frameworks that have been drafted;
3.   To provide working group members with tools that will allow them to guide their units in completing their TOC/IP/M+E plan in a way that will allow for a consistent, harmonized product for all of CCAFS; and
4.   To establish a CCAFS working group on Theories of Change, Impact Pathways and Monitoring and Evaluation.

Participants in the workshop will be able to:

1.   Work with the members of their unit (flagship, region, centre) to document their ToC, write their IP in detail, and draft their M&E plan;
2.   Design and facilitate consistent TOC/IP reflection and revision for their unit;
3.   Be an active member of a CCAFS practice and discussion group on TOC/IP/M+E; and
4.   Explain and promote the CCAFS TOC/IP/ M+E plan to others.

This will be an experiential, hands on training, during which participants will develop their skills by developing first drafts of their unit's TOC, IP and M+E plan. Participants will be able to present these first drafts to their units after the training for consideration and revision.