On May 11, 2017, USAID Collaborative Governance Program (CGP) held a one-day seminar on the topics “Essentials of M&E System Development in Projects” and “Grant Budgeting and Preparing Financial Reports under Grants” in Bishkek with participation of 78 representatives from 52 civil society organizations (CSOs).

Monitoring, Evaluation and Gender Officer of CGP, Nurgul Alybaeva, informed the seminar participants about the role and functions of monitoring and evaluation in projects as well as the different systems and tools of monitoring from international best practices. She also shared her own experience and described the problems frequently faced by projects in Kyrgyzstan. In particular, the participants were interested in questions related to the methods of collecting information and reporting.

Grants Administration and Compliance Manager of CGP, Meergul Sulaimanova, provided details on Grant budgeting and preparing financial reports and discussed the process of planning and allocating grant funds. She noted that the extent of the project’s success will mostly depend on how carefully and accurately the organization considers the budget.

This workshop helped participants learn the essentials of M&E system development in projects, as well as to improve the quality of project budgeting by examining the requirements of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program, which will enhance the competitiveness of their organizations in future. 

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Gender Officer of CGP, Nurgul Alybaeva, informs the participants about the role and functions of monitoring and evaluation in projects as well as the different systems and tools of monitoring from international best practices

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Seminar participants learn about the "Essentials of M&E System Development in Projects "

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Representatives of public organizations were interested in questions related to the methods of collecting information and reporting

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Grants Administration and Compliance Manager of CGP, Meergul Sulaimanova, provides details on Grant budgeting and preparing financial reports

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Participants of the seminar carefully listen and analyze various cases

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Grants Administration and Compliance Manager of CGP Meergul Sulaimanova handing certificate to participant of the seminar

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Grants Administration and Compliance Manager of CGP Meergul Sulaimanova handing certificate to participant of the seminar

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Joint photo of participants of the seminar “Essentials of M&E System Development in Projects” and “Grant Budgeting and Preparing Financial Reports under  Grants” together with the trainer Meergul Sulaimanova