The Swedish Institute of Alexandria, Egypt wanted to maximize its dialogue and awareness raising activities impact in the MENA region in one hand while quantitatively and qualitatively design and report on the activities they fund. Over three days, Beit Al Karma’s consultants conducted participatory and interactive monitoring and evaluation workshop attended by 8 senior Project Officers of the institute. The training ended up with a modified Project / Grant Design Template that the institute’s officers need to fill prior to be submitted for the Institute’s funding approval. The template included the inclusion of anticipated results not only at the output level but at the outcome level as well. The onus of data collection, i.e. to be collected by the institute or by the implementing partner, was also discussed to consider consequences of grant timing and budget allocations. It was recommended that grants / project design to be collaboratively planned in workshops with grantees using the results chain / logical framework technique.     

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