Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Programming in Fragile Environments
It is now more important than ever for practitioners working in fragile and conflict affected environments to justify the relevance and effectiveness of their programs to achieve a desired social change, particularly when resources are limited.
This course presents an overview of essential principles in design, monitoring, and evaluation practice that enables peacebuilding professionals to successfully apply new skills to implement more effective projects that produce measurable results.
If projects are designed well at the beginning, the monitoring and evaluation tools will be more effective to gather necessary data to ensure they are on target towards the intended outcomes and impact. This helps ensure that risks to stakeholders are minimized, outcomes are clearly measured to maximize program impact, work is contributing to the knowledge base of the field, and that limited resources are being used efficiently.
Note: This course is not for monitoring and evaluation professionals, but rather for individuals who manage project and programs. It was designed and developed in partnership between USIP and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
After taking this course, participants will be able to:
1. Design effective programs in fragile and conflict prone environments;
2. Articulate a theory of change to reveal and test underlying assumptions in a program;
3. Design and implement a results framework to track a program’s intended outcomes and impacts;
4. Determine relevant data collection methods in fragile environments;
5. Understand the essentials about evaluation design.
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