Philip Dearden (Head of CIDT) and Katerina Stolyarenko (Associate consultant), supported this two day Results-Based Management (RBM) and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Workshop held in Moscow, Russia 27 – 28 November. In attendance were forty five ILO staff from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia and ILO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland attended.
The learning objectives of the event were to provide a “refresher” on key concepts of RBM and M&E and practice their practical application ready for current or future interventions of the ILO office in the sub-region.
Specific topics covering in the workshop were:
- The rationale for results measurement and the “results chain”
- Seven simple planning steps and seven key questions to ask
- Logical Frameworks and Theories of Change
- Key concepts of results measurement and its application to key areas of intervention of ILO in the sub-region
- Monitoring, Reviews and Evaluations
- Practical Monitoring, Review and Evaluation tools
Six case studies of typical regional challenges where ILO projects/programmes would be applicable, were used as a learning tool to develop and apply RBM and M&E concepts in a practical and experiential manner.
Feedback from the end-of-programme evaluation was very positive and indicated that participants had gained a lot of learning from the highly interactive and dynamic programme and appreciated the programme delivery and design
Many participants commented on how much they had enjoyed the workshop and on the practical value to their work. Comments received included:
- Excellent facilitation
- Practical and interactive
- Inspiring facilitator – Clarity of delivery
- Great energy
- Very professional delivery of the topic
- Interactive way of training: sense of humour, group work, informal communication
- The energy of the trainer/facilitator and the relevance of the training to all ILO staff
- Well guided workshop, good case studies
- Lively and fun workshop
- A lot of interaction, not pure presentation
- Group work discussions
- Working on real concrete issue
- Depth of information, practical examples, space for dialog, team work, presentations
- The facilitator’s academic and interactive approach
- Systematic, well-structured discussion of a rigorous framework activities etc.
Many participants expressed their thanks for the well planned and well delivered programme and have requested more such training for themselves and colleagues.
Photos from the workshop
Below: The programme being opened by Olga Koulaeva, DWT/CO Director of the ILO Office Moscow and the workshop methodology being explained by the facilitator.
Below: Workshop participants working on their projects and programmes
Below: Workshop participants making presentations