What models, frameworks and tools are suitable for a specific evaluation? How to balance the perspectives of different stakeholders? This course aims to equip you with up-to-date knowledge and state-of-the-art M&E tools.
Monitoring and evaluation skills are essential tools for working in a dynamic development environment. Sectoral plans at national, regional or local levels require a strategic investment in management tools that facilitate informed decision making, planning and implementation. Contextual changes such as the new aid architecture and multi-stakeholder environments will be examined. Participants will become familiar with new M&E frameworks, techniques and the changing role of information technology. Developing appropriate monitoring and evaluation and management information systems will receive particular emphasis. Rational data collection for optimal usefulness while imposing minimal burden on staff is highlighted. Special attention will be given to making monitoring and evaluation systems equity aware and to balancing the ethical aspects of an evaluation.
The aim of this short course is to provide participants with a broad knowledge of advanced monitoring and evaluation tools and methods, and how to appropriately apply these in the health sector in developing countries. At the end of the course the participants will be able to:
- Compare and critically discuss the fundamental concepts that underpin effective monitoring and evaluation of health programs within health systems
- Formulate the most appropriate M&E strategy in a given situation, develop M&E plans, contrast and adapt suitable evaluation designs, tools and indicators
- Appraise and select new and innovative approaches to M&E ranging from the appropriate use of technology through to new theoretical frameworks and approaches
- Critically analyse how aid architecture and multiple stakeholders in the health system influence the design of an M&E strategy as well as participation and decision making
Sectoral plans at national, regional or local levels require a strategic investment in management tools that facilitate informed decision making, planning and implementation. Developing appropriate M&E and management information systems is being increasingly recognised as an essential component of any health program. This context is the basis for the course content:
- Introduction to core concepts: overview of M&E, relationship between monitoring and evaluation and project cycle management
- Developments and challenges: factors that influence M&E in relation to new architectures of aid, focusing on poverty and health, the multi-stakeholder environment, partnerships, Civil Society Organisation involvement and accountability,
- Models and frameworks: advantages and limitations of commonly used approaches such as the logical framework approach, realist evaluation, theory of change, monitoring tools for human resources and economic models.
- Methodology: use of quantitative and qualitative approaches, independent reviews and participative methods, developments in information technology and quality assurance systems
- Different stakeholders: addressing and balancing perspectives of different stakeholders in decision making as well as level of participation by policy makers, donors, providers and beneficiaries
- Making M&E equity aware: for example by ensuring data is gender disaggregated; and that the perspectives of minority, disadvantaged and marginalized groups are accommodated
- Ethics: differences between evaluation and research, need for ethical approval, ethical conduct as an evaluator
Fee informationEUR 2.650 Course fee EUR 2.220 Early Bird fee (when paid before 1st of May 2022) (This fee covers the course fee and study material. It does not include any other costs incurred like travel costs, insurance, visa, accommodation, daily expenses and others)
How to Register
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There are scholarships available for this course from the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) . These are available for health professionals from 37 eligible countries.
Apply first to KIT for academic admission: by 24 February 2022 (at the latest)
Application deadline for OKP scholarship deadline: March 2022 (see website for more information)
Summary practical information:
Course dates: 15-08-2022 to 26-08-2022
Duration: 2 weeks
OKP scholarship application deadline: March 2022 (see website)
KIT application deadline academic admission for OKP applicants: 24-02-2022 KIT Application deadline other funding: 1-07-2022
Location: KIT Amsterdam
EUR 2.220 Early Bird fee (if paid before 1 May 2022)
EUR 2.650 Normal course fee
(This fee covers the course fee and study material. It does not include any other costs incurred like travel costs, insurance, visa, accommodation, daily expenses and others)