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Monitoring and Evaluation for Governance

Develop a specialisation in results-based management amongst public servants and development practitioners.

Outcomes

On completing all course requirements, participants should be able to:

  1. Utilise the various logics, forms and approaches for the development of results-based management systems in a sensitive manner to local context;
  2. Apply the logical thinking and process steps in designing results-based monitoring and evaluation systems;
  3. Design all aspects of results-based management monitoring and evaluation systems; and
  4. Use data to improve decision making and enable others to do so as well.
Course content
1. DEVELOPING RESULTS-BASED MONITORING AND EVALUATION SYSTEMS

This module aims to walk participants through the ten steps to develop and implement a results-based monitoring and evaluation systems. This module is based upon current World Bank textbooks and teaching materials.

2. ORGANISING FRAMEWORK FOR A FUNCTIONAL MONITORING AND EVALUATION SYTSTEM (A)

The purpose of this module is to introduce an organising framework for a functional Monitoring and Evaluation system. The module provides an overview of the organisational, human, planning, budgeting, communications and multi-sectoral implications of a functional monitoring and evaluation system.

3. ORGANISING FRAMEWORK FOR A FUNCTIONAL MONITORING AND EVALUATION SYSTEM (B)

This module focuses on the data collection, verification and analysis that need to be undertaken in building a results-based management system.

4. USING DATA TO IMPROVE DECISION MAKING

This module will focus on using monitoring and evaluation information. The skills developments focus on the analysis, political and technical skills that a person needs to have, to enable them to use data for decision-making. Decision theories in organisations are discussed, as well as research about how executives make decisions. Data use tools and techniques for data presentations are also covered.

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