This course equips participants with practical tools and skills to promote models of community-based monitoring and evaluation and gender-responsive participation.  

Experts from the UN and academia provide participants with the theoretical framework and innovative examples of how these participatory practices help build more resilient institutions and ensure more effective service delivery at the local level. Case studies from different countries are presented and discussed in order to highlight those best practices and successful experiences that can be adapted to and further developed in local government practices.



Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Be prepared to analyse and promote citizen engagement in different models of community-based monitoring and evaluation;
  • Have learned from and shared experiences on mechanisms of citizen engagement and community participation from different countries;
  • Identify suitable mechanisms for improving gender balance in citizen engagement, and tools for gender-responsive participation;
  • Have developed an action plan for the application of learning.

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

The course will engage participants with adult learning methodologies, characterized by a participative and interactive training style. Case studies will allow the practical application of analytical frameworks and tools to real-life situations.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 

The concept and best practice of citizen participation and its current role within the sub-national governance system; Critical pillars of an M&E system, such as logframe, performance matrix and data management; Community-based monitoring and evaluation and its role in local governance and within public expenditure management; Gender responsiveness and mechanisms to promote gender balance in citizen engagement.

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

UN professional staff and partners working in decentralisation, development, peacebuilding, development, and humanitarian assistance. Open to non-UN staff.

Cost of participation

Cost of participation: 

The course fee of 2,500 USD covers full participation in the 4-day course, all training materials, access to the UNSSC learning platform, as well as coffee breaks during the training. Participants – or their sponsoring UN organizations – will be responsible for covering expenses related to travel and accommodation/meals.

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