Have you ever been asked in your work setting or a job interview if you have project design or monitoring and evaluation (M&E) experience and you wanted to say yes? This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge and expertise in project design and M&E for a wide range of organizational roles, from technical experts to mangers, and in institutions or organizations that vary in size and sector, including education, health, international development, and environmental management among others.
During the course, participants will work on an actual M&E plan for an intervention/project/program. Participants will articulate what a mock intervention is intended to accomplish (problem tree and conceptual map), identify indicators to track if intended targets are being met (monitor) and ultimately to measure the extent to which the intervention is achieving the anticipated outcomes (evaluation). By the end of the course, students will be able to create basic M&E plans that integrate six critical component areas, and that measure progress and success in implementing the intervention (project) design.