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Qualitative M&E During COVID-19: Sharing Tips for Remote Data Collection

Event Details
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
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recording of this event is now available.

About the Event

In recent years, M&E and program staff across the food security implementing community have expressed increasing interest in qualitative methods to monitor both emergency and non-emergency food security activities. While we have increased our capacity to carry out rigorous qualitative studies, how can we continue to collect qualitative data in the context of COVID-19, a time when understanding complex dynamics at household, community and institutional levels will be critical?

During this webinar, we will present examples of remote qualitative data collection and share collective insights for adapting our approaches in a time of social distancing. The webinar will aim to address the following questions:

  • What are minimum standards for qualitative M&E?
  • How are we adapting methods of process monitoring?
  • What are key lessons and strategies for remote qualitative work and how can we tailor these in the context of COVID-19?

The event will feature a roundtable discussion with Nancy Mock (Associate Professor, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine), Gregory Makabila (MEAL Manager, CRS Ethiopia’s DFSA (also known as ELRP)) and Tim Frankenberger (President, TANGO International), followed by a moderated open Q&A. Participants are invited to continue the discussion on the FSN Network Forum.

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This event is part of the IDEAL online series: Monitoring and Evaluation of Food Security Programs in a COVID-19 Environment.