Thursday, 26 February 2015

Czech NGOs enhanced Knowledge in Monitoring & Evaluation and EuropeAid Funding

In the last three months, the Czech NGDO platform FoRS organised two workshops and one seminar in order to address the needs and priorities identified by the platform´s members.

At the end of November 2014, an interactive workshop on participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation took place in cooperation with Czech Evaluation Society, a FoRS´ observer, and with a support of TRIALOG. The participants could learn how to properly set the project logic based on a theory of change considering the requests on evaluation and monitoring from the very beginning of the project cycle including forms of participations of various stakeholders, a needs analysis and a logframe matrix. They also learned how to set proper indicators for the different kinds of goals, assumptions and risks and how to set monitoring. Finally, the different steps of an evaluation were comprehensively explained.

A follow-up workshop on methodological tools in evaluation practice was organized by FoRS and supported from a capacity building project of DEEEP, also in cooperation with the Czech Evaluation Society two months later. This workshop enhanced the capacities of the FoRS Global Education working group members. Especially, they could learn the tools for answering evaluation questions, the tools for data collection, how to plan a survey and prepare a good questionnaire or the structure of the interview.
More information can be found here.

Finally, at the beginning of December, FoRS organised a seminar “EU funded projects: instruments and programmes for NGOs, project management and audits)” supported by TRIALOG. The trainer from a FoRS member organization used a new training module for EC contract management prepared by CONCORD working group Funding for Development and Relief (FDR). The interactive and specifically prepared methodology of the event was very positively evaluated by the participants. An introductory session on the existing EC/EuropeAid-DEVCO funding instruments and programmes relevant for CSOs in the period 2014-2020 (based on recent CONCORD Guide) and a closing session on EC audits were added to the main topic of the seminar.

Contact person: Marie Zázvorková.

Information provided by Marie Zázvorková, FoRS Liaison Officer, and Adéla Stiborová, FoRS Communication Coordinator

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