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In an era of demanding stakeholders, expectations regarding financial probity, budgetary transparency and the proven impact value of funded work programmes, monitoring and evaluation remains one of those aspects of organizational management that is extensively discussed but rarely practiced. Nonetheless, developments projects need continuous tracking in order to be effective and efficient. Donors, stakeholders, project implementation team, beneficiaries and general public require constant feedback on project performance. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is an essential component of any intervention, project, or programme. This course covers the essentials of programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting. It also defines common terms and discusses why M&E is essential for programme management. The course is designed to enable the participants gain the skills for developing an M&E system through: a) undergoing a step-by-step learning process; and b) Completing tasks (practical exercises) related to what they learn to make it quite certain that they have learnt and understood the process.


By the end of this programme participants should be able to: Identify the basic purposes and scope of M&E; Distinguish between the concepts of monitoring and evaluation and their relationships; Describe the functions of an M&E plan and Identify the main components of an M&E plan; Equip participants with the ability to know the criteria for conducting an evaluation, Identify and differentiate between conceptual frameworks; results frameworks and logic models, Equip participants with the ability to develop monitoring and evaluation indicators for their organizations; Equip participants with the ability to determine the appropriate methods, procedures, and techniques for collecting and analysing data monitoring and evaluation data; Equip participants with the ability to set up monitoring system for their organizations; Equip participants with the ability to plan for an evaluation; Describe how M&E information can be used for decision-making


Introduction to Performance Management: Overview and Historical Perspective of Performance Management, Performance Management in the Nigerian Public Sector and Designing and Implementing Performance Management Issues

Data Collation and Management: Sources of Performance Data Data Collation: Validity and Reliability Analysing and Reporting Performance Data Using Data to Support Management Decision
Developing Effective Performance Measurement Systems: Setting Effective Targets and Goals, Defining Performance Indicators and Setting Targets and Different Performance Measures
Implementing Effective Performance Measurement Systems: Performance Monitoring Systems, Management by Objective Measures, Monitoring Productivity and Monitoring Service Quality
Identifying Real Outcomes and other Performance Measures: Using Performance Measures to Support Strategic Planning and Measurement, Comparative Measures to Bench marking Performance and The Balance Scorecard
Staying Alive: Stress Management and Wellness for Optimal Performance Course Review and Feedback Certificate Presentation: Course Review, Evaluation of Course and Lecturers by Participants, Presentation of Certificates and Light Refreshment


This course aims to introduce you to the concepts, tools and techniques of monitoring and evaluation, including the steps and components required to implement the monitoring and evaluation of a project or programme. To measure and report project/programme outcomes to your stakeholders, including donors, funders, supervisors or the general public, a robust mechanism needs to be put in place.. This 2-week M&E training workshop will equip you with Project Monitoring and Evaluation skills including developing an appreciation of the components of an effective M & E Plan, Data collections methods, tools, ethical considerations in data collection, statistical analysis, processing, storage, sharing and feedback mechanisms and reporting, in order to enhance your capacity to manage projects effectively and efficiently and to deliver on the expected intervention.


Monitoring and Evaluation Officers, Program Officers, Project managers and any other professionals who are involved in the monitoring and evaluation process will benefit from this course. It is particularly recommended for public sector officials at Federal, State and Local governments.


Tuition: The fee for this training programme is N149,000 [One Hundred and Forty Nine Thousand Naira] only, payable into the Institute’s Bank Account. This fee covers the cost of tuition, tea breaks and lunch. This Institute DOES NOT ACCEPT cash payment on its premises. Please note that confirmation of places on the programme can only be made on full payment of the tuition. This must be received four weeks before the commencement of the programme. The bank details are as follows:

Account Name: Africa Institute for Public Policy
Bank Name: UBA Plc
Account Number: 1016015864
Sort Code: 033083751
The Institute does not accept cash on campus.

Accommodation The Institute has a limited number of luxury rooms on the campus at the cost of N10,000 per night, for the course participants. However, cheaper local hotels can be arranged at the cost of between N5,000 and N7,000 only per night. Shuttle buses are available for commuting. Accommodation can also be arranged in Asaba, which is just 25 minutes drive from our campus. Our training programmes deliver cutting-edge content with no fluff. These programmes are based on the latest research, and are highly-interactive.

Every topic comes with specfic tools that managers and executives can implement immediately (and use to track their progress). The course material is written to satisfy the practical day-to-day problems and questions of leader managers. Training takes place in our serene and state-of-the-art facilities, located in Onicha-Ugbo, just 20 minutes drive from Asaba International Airport, Delta State. Please note that Participants per diet is not included in the tuition fee.


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9.00 – 11.00 First Lecture Session

11.00 – 11.30 Tea Break

11.30 – 13.30 Second Lecture Session

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch Break

14.30 – 16.30 Third Lecture Session

16.30 End of the day’s Programme

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With the increased importance of due process in the procurement of the right specifications,
Selecting the right contractors/suppliers, and achieving performance expectations, the public
sector is faced with a renewed call for greater efficiency in Public Procurement. Thus, increasingly
Public Procurement processes and management are now being regarded as the panacea
that guarantees efficient utilisation of taxpayers’ funds, improving public sector purchasing
capabilities and ensuring the delivery of full value for public spending.
There is an overwhelming evidence to suggest that there is a huge gap between the available
skills/competencies and the requirements for effective public procurement practices. It is
therefore, the objective of this course to infuse cutting edge and best-in-class skills required of
public servants in various procurement, contracting and managerial cadres.


The aim of this course is to provide participants with the essential skills and fundamental
knowledge required for the effective management of public procurement processes, and invariably,
contract management. It is aimed at building the capabilities of public sector professionals
with best practices in procurement, contracting, supplier management and stakeholder
relationship management.


By the end of the course, participants would have acquired the fundamental knowledge and
deep understanding of;

• Necessary procedures on procurement of works, suppliers and services in line with public
procurement guidelines and regulations.
• Best practices in conducting government tendering and supplier selection.
• How to achieve value for money through negotiation, contract reviews and supplier management.
• Methods of developing procurement plan and risk management frameworks.
• How to conduct formal procurement project audit/assessments.
• Tactics of conducting effective contract performance and quality monitoring schemes for
government projects, Strategies of Managing risks, disputes and potential conflicts in the
procurement and contracting processes.


Procurement officers and members of Tenders’ Board (Federal, State and Local government),
Public Finance and Account Officers, Budget and Planning Officers, Contract Managers, Public
Project Consultants, Project Managers, Civil Society Advocates, Auditors amongst others.

DAY 1:

Morning Session

  • Introduction to Public Procurement: Its Scope and Importance

Engr Emeka Ezeh, Director General, Bureau of Public Procurement

  • The Bureau of Public Procurement: Background, Impact and Prospects

Engr Emeka Ezeh, Director General, Bureau of Public Procurement

Afternoon Session

  • Public Private Partnership: Procurement Issues and Challenges

Mr Chidi Izuwah, Executive Director, PPP Resource Centre, Infrastructure Concession and

Regulatory Commission (ICRC)



Morning Session

  • An Outsider’s View of Public Procurement in Nigeria

Mr Paschal Egwim, Former General Manager, Procurement, Shell Producing and Development Company, currently Procurement Consultant

Afternoon Session

  • Fighting Corruption with Effective Procurement Legal Framework

Mr Wahab Olatoye, Esq., Procurement Law Consultant/Managing Partner, Wahab Toye & Co


DAY 3:

Morning Session

  • Integrity in Public Procurement: Lessons From Other Countries

Chief Bayo Awosemusi, Lead Procurement Specialist, World Bank Country Office, Abuja

Afternoon Session

  • Staying Alive: Stress Management and Wellness for Optimal Performance

Dr Ifeoma  Sylvester-Monye, Chief Consultant Family Physician, National Hospital, Abuja and Lifestyle Medicine Ambassador


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