“Case Studies in Monitoring and Evaluation” is an advanced-level course designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles, methodologies, and best practices in monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Through an in-depth exploration of real-world case studies, this course empowers students to develop the skills necessary for effective program assessment, performance measurement, and evidence-based decision-making.
Analyze Real-World Scenarios: Students will examine a diverse range of case studies from various sectors, including international development, healthcare, education, and environmental conservation, to gain insight into the complexities of M&E.
Apply M&E Frameworks: Participants will learn to apply established M&E frameworks, tools, and techniques to assess the effectiveness and impact of programs and projects.
Identify Key Success Factors: Through the analysis of successful M&E interventions, students will identify the critical factors that contribute to achieving project goals and objectives.
Problem-Solving and Decision-Making: The course will emphasize the use of M&E data to inform decision-making, resolve challenges, and improve program outcomes.
Ethical Considerations: Students will explore ethical considerations related to data collection, privacy, and reporting in M&E, promoting responsible and transparent practices.
Communication and Reporting: Participants will develop the skills to effectively communicate M&E findings to diverse stakeholders through various mediums, including written reports, presentations, and data visualization.
Adaptive M&E: The course will cover adaptive M&E techniques, enabling students to adjust program strategies in response to changing circumstances and stakeholder feedback.
Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation
Overview of M&E concepts and terminology
Importance of M&E in program management and decision-making
M&E Frameworks and Tools
Common M&E frameworks and models
Data collection methods and instruments
Data analysis and interpretation techniques
Case Studies in Program Evaluation
Examination of real-world program evaluations
Impact assessment and attribution analysis
Identifying best practices and lessons learned
Ethical Considerations in M&E
Ethics in data collection, storage, and reporting
Ensuring privacy and confidentiality in M&E activities
Data Utilization and Reporting
Effective communication of M&E findings
Data visualization and reporting techniques
Stakeholder engagement and buy-in
Adaptive M&E and Continuous Improvement
The role of adaptive management in M&E
Utilizing M&E data for program improvement
Case studies in adaptive M&E
Capstone Project / MP
Students will engage in a capstone project / MP, applying M&E principles to a real-world scenario and presenting their findings.
By the end of this course, students will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to design, implement, and manage monitoring and evaluation systems effectively, making them valuable contributors to organizations and initiatives focused on achieving measurable impact and continuous improvement.
- Credit value: 3-6 (US standard) | 6-12 (ECTS standard)
- Indicative duration (full-time): 4-10 weeks
- Indicative duration (part-time): 5-12 weeks
- Certificate: Yes
This course is based on standard EUCLID methodology. Students may refer to the following resources:
- Academic Guidelines (HQ version)
- Academic Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
- Student Orientation Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
- Zotero instructions for EUCLID students
- Grammarly instructions for EUCLID students
COURSE OBJECTIVES | LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain clearly how M&E frameworks fit in the overall field of M&E
- Identify key stakeholders
- Construct an evaluation using statistical and database management
- Develop professional report-writing skills
- Discuss the features of AU and OECD framework gives as case studies.
REQUIRED TEXTS AND MATERIAL
Course material is provided in the form of embedded videos, audio MP3s, and/or downloadable PDFs.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR | ASSOCIATED FACULTY
Please see faculty profile(s) for this course at https://www.euclid.int/facultyprofiles.asp
COURSE SYLLABUS | ACCESS TO 7 PERIODS