From Meso to Macro – L3F Capacity Building for Bank Managers in India

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COL organised a capacity-building workshop for managers of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in Chennai, India on 19 November 2019. The workshop focussed on Logical Framework Analysis (LFA), which had been conceptualised with inputs from NABARD’s regional management and attended by 15 officials.

The main objective of the workshop was to orient NABARD staff on LFA, which could help to strengthen the bank’s programmes and place greater emphasis on scaling up their outcome and impact. Dr K. Balasubramanian, Former Vice President of COL and now a consultant, served as convener and presenters included Development Facilitator and Consultant Dr P. Thamizoli, and COL’s Research Coordinator Alexis Carr (via video). They provided examples of how the results-based management (RBM) and logframe analysis approach is applied in COL’s programmes.

Participants discussed the current evaluation system at NABARD along with the potential benefits and constraints of LFA. They expressed interest in introducing LFA into their programmes and outlined the need for further capacity building.

NABARD is partnering with COL in the framework of the Lifelong Learning for Farmers Programme (L3F) to promote Farmer-Producer Organisations that will enable greater reach of learning for social and economic impact.

Dr Moses Tenywa, Education Specialist: L3F commented: “This action of strengthening the capacity of government and financial institutions in using RBM for innovative credit guarantee schemes, such as social cognitive capital as collateral, aligns with COL’s strategic plan in promoting the transition from meso- to macro-scale sustainable development.”

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