Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

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Overview

  • Author :M.J. Chandre Gowda
  • Year of Publication :2012
  • ISBN: :9788180698316
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 176
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Community Development, Economics, Participatory Development

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About the Book :

This book offers a complete package for participatory monitoring and evaluation. The suggested tools for both qualitative (to know how and why of the project implementation) and quantitative methods (to know what, who, where, how many, how much of a phenomenon), pass the test of internal and external validity of the evaluation process. Participatory approaches like Participatory Impact Monitoring and Assessment (PIMA) and Logical Framework Approach (LFA) have great value for academicians, practitioners and administrators. Step-by-step detailing of planning and implementation of Farmers Field School (FFS) and Participatory Technology Development (PTD) is just the right reference material for agricultural development agencies, researchers and students. Finally, for the programme implementers who are perplexed to know what is or is not working and why, the Grounded theory may show the way.


About Author :

Maravalalu J. Chandre Gowda (b. 1965) is currently working as Additional Commissioner (Extn) in the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. He has served 20 years in various organisations such as Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Zonal Coordinating Unit-VIII of ICAR Transfer of Technology Projects and Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. His international experiences include training at Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre (AVRDC), Taiwan, and participating in FAO Consultation Workshop on Market Oriented Agricultural Extension at Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Gowda has rich experience of guiding the national agricultural extension programmes like Extension Reforms (ATMA), Agric Clinics and Agri Business Centres, Kisan Call Centres, Model Training Courses and Extension Education Institutes during his tenure in the Ministry of Agriculture. Dr. Chandre Gowda has edited 6 books, published 25 research papers in refereed journals and has equal number of symposia papers. He is the recipient of Young Scientist award of the Indian Society of Extension Education. He has been honoured with Utkrisht Krishi Seva Trophy by the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India for his exemplary work in the field of Advancement of Agriculture in the country.