Welcome to “Monitoring and Evaluating a Value Chain Project.” Developed by USAID's Microenterprise Development team, this is the fourth of four courses in The Value Chain Approach e-learning series. Each course is designed to provide USAID staff and international development professionals with an online learning experience and practical tools to enhance Agency-wide understanding about designing and managing value chain projects. Together, they present a primer on USAID’s value chain approach to economic growth and poverty reduction.
Value chain projects raise particular challenges for designing, implementing and learning from monitoring and evaluation activities. This course highlights the iterative nature of monitoring and evaluation throughout the value chain project cycle; reviews M&E concepts as applied to value chain projects; and identifies specific implications and potential solutions when monitoring and evaluating value chain programming. This course assumes that you already have a basic understanding of M&E concepts.