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Supervising, Monitoring and Evaluating Agricultural Extension Projects

posted May 25, 2011, 12:34 PM by Andrea Bohn   [ updated May 25, 2011, 2:47 PM ]
     by Burton E. Swanson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) have long been of concern in World Bank agricultural operations, and good practice has long been well documented (e.g., Casley and Kumar 1987, 1988).

In this module, we will outline how to monitor and supervise progress during project implementation and then to prepare the final implementation completion report.

It should be noted that the Operations Evaluation Department (OED) is now known as the Independent Evaluation Group1 (IEG), following the recent integration of evaluation functions across all entities in the World Bank Group.

In addition, many of the project performance and impact indicators to be outlined in this module will be directly useful in carrying out in-depth evaluations of projects designed to strengthen agricultural extension services with the overall goal of increasing farm income and improving rural livelihoods.

Module 5 of the Basic MEAS Course on Agricultural Extension

This module is intended for self-study.
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Expected completion date:  August 2011