Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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DPPG 8644

SEM: Program Eval for SCOs

Seminar: Program Evaluation for Social Change Organizations

This seminar introduces participants to a variety of evaluation approaches appropriate to public sector and nongovernmental organizations engaged in social change, poverty alleviation, education, health and development work. Key issues include: uses of evaluation; alternative evaluation methodologies; evaluation as the process of testing hypotheses about linkages and causality; evaluating for sustainability; stakeholder identification; participatory approaches to evaluation; cross-cultural perspectives on evaluation; funding of evaluation; and, the role of organizational leadership and management in evaluation. Seminar participants review and critique evaluations of development assistance projects sponsored by bilateral, multilateral, and nongovernmental organizations. Additionally, they develop original evaluation designs that allow them to apply critical seminar concepts to a real-life project.

Development Practice & Policy
Development Practice & Policy
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
MPAG 8644
IPOL 8644


Fall 2021 - MIIS

DPPG8644A-F21 Seminar (Pulizzi)

Fall 2020 - MIIS, MIIS First Half of Term

DPPG8644A-F20 Seminar (Glenzer)

Spring 2020 - MIIS, MIIS Workshop

DPPG8644S-S20 Seminar (Levinger)