DHP P225: Design, Monitoring and Evaluation of Peacebuilding and Development Programming
Introduction to Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) of Peacebuilding and Development will provide a practical introduction to three of the main elements of the program cycle. Beginning with peacebuilding theories that underpin program design, then discussing monitoring for decision making, learning and accountability, the course ends with program evaluation from the perspective of an implementing actor or donor. The course focuses on the processes related to DME and applies them primarily to peacebuilding/anti-corruption programming, though the processes are applicable across development and humanitarian spheres.
This skills-focused course should be taken by any student wishing to work in the development or peacebuilding field in an implementing or donor agency. The course aims to develop practitioners and donor representatives who are skilled at integrating DME into their work flows to the betterment of their programs. It will not produce an M&E Specialist or professional evaluator. For those interested in more specialized skills, DME acts as the prerequisite for Advanced Evaluation and Learning in International Organizations (DHP P228M). Completion of both DME and Advanced Evaluation is a prerequisite for entry into the evaluation independent study group; called the Evaluation Colloquium.