Nepal workshop: targetting and monitoring high on the agenda

IFAD Nepal Country Programme Workshop Day 3
25 August 2013, 
by Lorina Sthapit, Benoit Thierry

The day started with the recap of the previous day when the project staffs developed solutions for the implementation issues identified on the first day of the workshop

This day 3 was dedicated to planning, targeting, monitoring and evaluation and communication.

IFAD consultant Ms. Monique Trudel made a brief presentation on Livelihood and Development Challenges. The first working group exercise in the morning session was based on this presentation and following questions on targeting and inclusion:
  1. How to make sure that development actors take into account « social inclusion » meaning not only women but different groups – disadvantages group, youth elder in the value chain? 
  2. How can who measure the flow of benefits best, when and how?
  3. How can our “beneficiaries” shape and profit from the KM and learning and innovation agenda?

 The groups worked together for 30 minutes and came up with constructive answers, including ways to avoid elite capture during implementation. The prioritized outcomes were incorporated in the road map.

The group work was followed by a video on WUPAP gender activities: "We were like frogs in a well!" 

As the day’s theme focused on Learning, Knowledge Management and M&E, the project M&E Officers elaborated the findings of their community of practice which has been active for the past 18 months.

Linked to the theme of M&E, Mr. Krishna Thapa from HVAP presented about the HVAP’s tablet based management information system. A revolutionary system which will help shortening and improving the management information system by entering data directly from the field. See specific post.

The day’s agenda ended with a detailed presentation of the Country Programme Road Map (based on the outcomes from working groups) points by Mr. Bashu Aryal (CPO) and IFAD senior yeti Mr. Rudolph Cleveringa. The roadmap is divided into 5 key chapters grouping a set of 25 recommendations for action. Each project will now deepen the CPRM to adapt it to project specifities and set deadlines and responsabilities.

For the presentation on the Road Map.
1. strengthen project management
2. streamline fiduciary aspects
3. enhance M&E, KM, innovations and communication
4. prioritize field outreach ad technical implementation
5. expand national and international partnerships

Before closing the day, the ASAP project design mission arrived and was introduced to the plenary. The 4 and last day of the workshop will be dedicated to the ASAP design brainstorming. More tomorrow on this blog !