The United States Institute of Peace

The United States Institute of Peace is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. To reduce future crises and the need for costly interventions, USIP works with governments and civil societies to build local capacities to manage conflict peacefully

Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Programming in Fragile Environments

Format: Online, Self-paced: Full courses
Duration: Estimated time to take course: 3 hours
Location/City: Online
Closing Date: 05 June 2021



This course, offered in partnership between USIP and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), presents an overview of essential principles in design, monitoring, and evaluation practice. It defines the process of crafting a theory of change and key data collection methods.




Course Overview & Key Objectives



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. 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. This course, offered in partnership between USIP and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), presents an overview of essential principles in design, monitoring, and evaluation practice. It defines the process of crafting a theory of change and key data collection methods. 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.



By the end of this micro-course, participants will be able to achieve the following objectives:




  • Define and distinguish between monitoring and evaluation;


  • Describe how to develop sound theories of change for peacebuilding programs;


  • Identify how to develop quality evaluation questions and data collection methods; and


  • Identify practical tips to overcome common DM&E challenges.



 



Generation Change program in Kenya. Photo courtesy of USIP.



Generation Change program in Kenya (USIP)



 





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