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Operations Academy: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Theory of Change and Logical Framework

February 2024

This course explains the Theory of Change and the Logical Framework in IFAD projects, the difference between the two and describes how to prepare them.

Operations Academy: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) during implementation course

February 2024

This course explains the planning, monitoring and evaluation activities during project implementation. It describes the annual planning process, the need for continuous data collection and project monitoring at every project phase. It discusses field visits, supervision missions, special studies, M&E for capacity building, transforming data into meaningful information and the completion process.

Operations Academy: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) plan

February 2024

This course introduces the M&E plan, its purpose and the key actors who must prepare it. It also presents suggestions for the contents.

Operations Academy: ICT4D in Agriculture - Digital Rural Finance

February 2024

This advanced course builds on the ‘Fundamentals of ICT4D in Agriculture course’ to enhance knowledge and capacity among IFAD staff and members of Project Management Units to integrate agricultural digital technologies into IFAD’s work.

Operations Academy: ICT4D in Agriculture - Value Chains, Market Access and Bundled Services

February 2024

This advanced course builds on the ‘Fundamentals of ICT4D in Agriculture’ course to further enhance IFAD staff’s knowledge and capacity to integrate agricultural digital technologies into IFAD’s work.

Operations Academy: ICT4D in Agriculture - Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity and Climate Adaptation

February 2024

This advanced course builds on the ‘Fundamentals of ICT4D in Agriculture’ course to further IFAD staff’s understandings of key principles and approaches to integrate digital solutions into IFAD’s work.

Operations Academy: Risk Management

June 2023

This course will give you an insight into the risk tools used during the project cycle.

Operations Academy: SECAP

June 2023

This course introduces the main concepts of the updated Social, Environmental and Climate Assessment Procedures (SECAP).

Operations Academy: Country-Level Policy Engagement

June 2023

This course introduces country-level policy engagement (CLPE) at IFAD.

Operations Academy: Country Strategic Opportunities Programmes (COSOPs) - Level 1

June 2023

The Country Strategic Opportunities Programme (COSOP) trainings give an insight on what a COSOP is and how they are designed.

Operations Academy: Disability Inclusion in IFAD's Operations

June 2023

This course introduces concepts related to disability inclusion.

Operations Academy: Economic and Financial Analysis

June 2023

This course introduces the basics of Economic and Financial Analysis (EFA).

Operations Academy: Financial Management throughout the Project Cycle

June 2023

This course covers financial management across the design, implementation and supervision stages of a project.

Operations Academy: Fundamentals of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) - Level 1

June 2023

This course introduces monitoring and evaluation (M&E), together with the framework and tools which support the process.

Operations Academy: IFAD Operational Guidelines on Pro-Poor Value Chain Development

June 2023

This training provides a detailed overview of IFAD's Operational Guidelines and explains when and how these guidelines are applied.

Operations Academy: Introduction to IFAD Project Cycle

June 2023

This course introduces IFAD’s project cycle.

Operations Academy: Mainstreaming priorities in IFAD operations

June 2023

This course explains IFAD's vision for rural transformation and how Environment and Climate, Nutrition, Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion are interrelated.

Operations Academy: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) in IFAD-financed projects

June 2023

This course provides an overview of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in IFAD-financed projects.

Operations Academy: Project Completion Report

June 2023

This course explains the Project Completion Report.

Operations Academy: Project Start-Up - Level 1

June 2023

This course introduces IFAD’s Project Start-up, explains why a Project Delivery Team (PDT) should strive for a swift project start-up and what it can do to facilitate this.

Operations Academy: Strengthening project design - Level 1

May 2023

This course outlines each step of IFAD’s project design.

Operations Academy: Supervision Mission & Mid-Term Review

May 2023

This course enhances understanding and knowledge of the types of supervision missions.

Operations Academy: Strengthening Project Implementation

May 2023

The course enhances knowledge of IFAD’s Project Cycle, its key milestones and the roles of key actors involved in project implementation.

Operations Academy: Technology Transformation and Agriculture Fundamentals of ICT4D in Agriculture

May 2023

This course introduces the key principles and approaches to integrate digital solutions into IFAD’s work.

IFAD e-Learning Course: Impact Assessments

March 2023

The accessible and easy-to-follow course combines the main underlying theories and methodologies of impact assessments with their application in real world situations. Participants will learn about preparing an impact assessment, principles of method selection, ethical issues, data collection, data preparation, analysis, interpretation and utilization.

Financial Management e-learning course

August 2022

This course covers key Financial Management (FM) aspects, with focus on IFAD-specific project FM requirements. The course provides key information on FM aspects and strengthen the skills of FM professionals.

Geospatial technology and participatory methods for securing tenure rights (GeoTech4Tenure)

June 2021

This free online learning programme supports IFAD and FAO projects and partners in finding solutions to secure tenure rights through participatory methods and geomatics technology.

Core Outcome Indicators measurement guidelines (COI) – online training

April 2021

This online training is a walk through the guidelines that lay out the mandatory methodology developed by IFAD for collecting timely and reliable data on CIs at the outcome-level at project baseline, midterm and completion stages.

IFAD grants: A guided overview of financial management practices and procedures

March 2020

This course aims to provide IFAD grant recipients with clear guidance on financial management requirements during project implementation.

Agricultural risk management for development

April 2019
Understanding risk and its management play a central role in boosting the agricultural sector, food security, and the broader economy of developing countries.

Food loss analysis case study methodology

April 2019
Food loss is a complex issue, often with multiple and interrelated causes operating at different levels. This e-learning course introduces the FAO case study methodology for the analysis of critical food loss points.

Scaling up e-learning

March 2019
Learn about scaling up, its basic concepts and why it is important for organisations like IFAD working in agriculture and rural development.

Smallholder agriculture, environment and climate change

November 2017

Want to learn more about how you can design and implement  environment and climate activities within your projects?  Make sure you consult the e-learning modules on smallholder agriculture, environment and climate change.

Course benefits:

  • Better understand the current challenges associated with environmental degradation and climate change, and particularly its impact on IFAD-funded projects and programmes and target groups;
  • Outline the key elements of IFAD's approach to ENRM and climate change issues and of its related policies, strategies and procedures;
  • Provide resources, best practices, case studies and tools that project practitioners can use to improve project outcomes;
  • Share information on services and financial resources available to support IFAD's operations



Foundations of project M&E in rural development

November 2017

In recent years, the purpose of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) has shifted from assessing the use of resources and the implementation of project activities, to measuring the contributions a project is making to specific development outcomes for both men and women. The aim of this course is to provide guidance on good practices in project-based monitoring and evaluation for IFAD-funded projects in the Asia and the Pacific region.

This course will help M&E officers develop a foundational understanding of the concepts and tools that are necessary to design an M&E system that embraces a gender-responsive approach within a Results Based Management framework. 

The goal of the course is to improve knowledge of the principles and tools that will increase staff capacity to apply a gender-sensitive and results-based approach to project monitoring and evaluation. 

There are three modules in this course:

1. The concepts and principles of an engendered Results Based Management approach to M&E
2. A core planning tool called the Logical Framework Approach 
3. Key planning approaches, tools and methods recommended for project monitoring and evaluation

It will take about five hours to complete the entire course.

This e-learning course was developed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) as part of the Asian Project Management Support Programme (APMAS).

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A guided overview of IFAD financial management practices and procedures

November 2013

In order to improve your knowledge in this key area, make sure you consult our new e-learning course.