The Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have joined forces to design and implement PRiME, a three year monitoring and evaluation training and certification program. PRiME is headquartered at the CLEAR Center for Latin America, based at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City.
PRiME works with government officials and ministries currently engaged with IFAD, improving their knowledge of M&E as a tool for greater impact in the rural sectors managed by these government counterparts. Participants are nominated by their respective governments, based on pre-established criteria. In addition, PRiME welcomes other interested officials, consultants, and partners from affiliated international financial institutions and multilateral development banks.
PRiME is comprised of two stages:
• M&E Fundamentals Course 1
• M&E Fundamentals Course 2
Both courses have a duration of one week (two weeks in total), which are delivered in a period of seven months and in a face-to-face format. At the end of each course, participants must pass an assessment on the topics covered during their training courses.
The courses are offered in English, Spanish, and French. The courses will be subsequently held in selected locations (based on participant demand) two times per year.