and introduced the HIV Monitoring and Evaluation Curriculum
Issue: This project had been in development
for three years, but nothing was finished. There was basic disagreement
on the manuals' content, format and use. The funded contractor was providing
participants with a handout of slides instead of a readable
participant manual. The use of slide handouts does not support human
capacity development in developing countries or provide usable M&E
reference materials. Instead, providing slides creates a permanent
need for outside assistance and instructors.
Solution: We were able to:
- instruct the contractor on why/how to develop a participant
- provide a Design and Standards Manual to guide the project
and provide a consistent product
- develop participant manuals for three courses, needed when there
was a lack of progress
- review/give feedback on a fourth course, the last in the series,
developed by the contractor.
In addition, we proposed an M&E knowledge management system
as an alternative way to present content. This was not implemented
due to lack of funding.
here to see the M&E curriculum