Philip Dearden (Head of CIDT) provided refresher training on key concepts of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for the International Labour Organisation (ILO), applying them to the planning of the Decent Work Country Programme for Montenegro (DWCP), 2018 to 2021. The training was targeted at some 40 specialists and mid-level managers of the Ministry of Labour of Montenegro, the Employers’ Confederation, and the two Trade Union movements represented in the ILO.
There is increasing pressure on policy makers to define tangible and quantifiable results of policy interventions and to monitor them. This holds true for the International Labour Office (ILO) as well as for its constituents including Ministries of Labour, employers, and trade unions.
M&E is an important management tool that helps to track whether programmes are on track or need to make changes. Good M&E helps to answer the public’s frequent requests to know which programmes work and which do not. The recent review of the ILO’s last DWCP for Montenegro highlighted the need to strengthen M&E.
The specific learning objectives of the two-day event were to provide a refresher on key concepts of results measurement and practice its application in preparing the new DWCP for Montenegro.
Sessions were held on:
- Rationale for results measurement’
- Key concepts of results measurement and its application to the planning of the new DWCP;
- Improving the M&E frameworks of key outcomes proposed under the new DWCP.
The results of the workshop were that:
- ILO constituents in Montenegro updated their M&E skills;
- Key DWCP outcomes are complemented by solid indicators of achievement and the key deliverables per outcome are clearly defined;
- There was agreement on the way forward to complete the DWCP including monitoring mechanisms.
Some participant’s comments from the end of Clinic Evaluation:
- “Clear steps in designing the programme.”
- “Excellent high quality trainer/facilitator.”
- “A relaxed approach which boosts creativity and new ideas.”
- “Team work was great.” – “Participants were all equally involved.”
- “Thanks for the excellent lectures and interpreting.”
- “Good relationship between the teacher and the participants.”
- “Keep sending over Maria and Phil!”
To view all of the photos form this training please see the Flickr gallery.
Below: Clinic participants working the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP)
Below: Fiona McCluney, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to Montenegro closing the Clinic with a short speech of thanks and the presentation of Certificates with Maria Borsos, Programme Officer, ILO.
Below: Markus Pilgrim, Head of ILO, Budapest, giving a vote of thanks at the end of the Clinic. Participants complete the evaluation.