Participation of trainers from the CA region, guided by an experienced colleague from
Russia, resulted in broadened skills necessary for providing advanced trainings on SP; and
Distribution of an electronic e mail network of participants.
Advocacy Campaign on Recalling of Decree #20 About publishing activity in Kyrgyzstan. On
January 14 2002 the President of the Kyrgyz Republic this restrictive document, which required
licensing of all publishing activities. The NGOs have been campaigning against this Decree for
several months and through diligent planning and cooperation they have been successful in
getting it repealed.
Monitoring and Evaluation
According to goals and objectives of Hub Center and CSSC localization, the process of further
conveying skills and knowledge in participatory M&E continued during the quarter.
PM&E Training. In April 2002, the PM&E training was held in Bishkek for 11 CSSCs with the
attendance and supervision of the regional M&E staff. The CSSC managers and coordinators
learned advantages and difficulties of participatory M&E, instruments and ways to involve
communities in the PM&E process for community projects funded by Counterpart. The
participatory model of M&E has been further adjusted to the program needs and introduced
during the Quarterly Community Outreach Coordinators' meeting on April 30
CO PCs and Grant Managers.
Regional Database. The thorough review of methods and reporting formats contributed to the
update of the regional database, consisted previously of monitoring reports from three countries,
with the monitoring reports for community projects from Kyrgyzstan. Community project
implementation tracking through the regional database is now only missing the CAG monitoring
reports from Turkmenistan.
Staff Appointments. In this quarter, the M&E staff has been appointed in Turkmenistan Hub
center. The revision of job description, orientation and extensive consultations were provided to
M&E staff in monitoring and evaluation program requirements for community projects and in
accordance with the preferences of participatory M&E such as:
Mobilize local community by providing them program ownership;
Assure that evaluation is designed to examine key program issues; and
Increase the chances that evaluation would contribute to program improvement.
Performance Review. In this quarter, the performance review by target level for March 31, 2002
was conducted. The analysis of performance by countries was prepared with the use of Regional
Database. The findings were presented at the quarterly Country Directors' meeting on May 29
Monitoring Systems. Significant efforts were devoted to designing the system for training
program monitoring and evaluation and Community Outreach Program M&E system with the use
of Logical Framework methodology. Monitoring and Evaluation System for the Training Program
was developed by the Regional office to help managers to track and make decisions on
implementation of the Phase III goals and objectives. Country Training Coordinators will adapt
the M&E System for their country activities based on the country specific strategy. Regional IT
Manager and Training Coordinator started to work on the development of the Management
Information System to be implemented regionally.