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Monitoring and Evaluating International Development Project PG (8769.5)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications

Availability

  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2020 Semester 1 DR   Don   MCCALLUM (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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Syllabus

This unit will introduce the processes and techniques used in the management and monitoring of international development projects employed by the sector. The unit will explore M&E tools being essential to project cycle including: Performance indicators; The logical framework approach; Theory-based evaluation; Formal surveys; Rapid appraisal methods; Participatory methods; Public expenditure tracking surveys; Impact evaluation; Cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis. This unit provides an overview of the key stages involved in the management and monitoring of international development projects; from planning and design to implementation; the Gannt chart for planning timelines; resource planning, for donor as well as commercial/ contracting and not-for-profit organisations. It will introduce case studies to understand preparation of Manuals, risk management, resource management, cross-cultural techniques, monitoring and evaluating reporting procedures, and project sustainability issues.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the project management cycle, focusing on monitoring and evaluating;

2. Demonstrate an understanding of various M&E approaches as well as familiarity with the critiques;

3. Demonstrate an understanding of various monitoring and evaluating tools including: Performance indicators; The logical framework approach; Theory-based evaluation; Formal surveys; Rapid appraisal methods; Participatory methods; Public expenditure tracking surveys; Impact evaluation; Cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis;

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of participatory techniques in project management and monitoring;

5. Understand and apply competing theoretical perspectives and debates on project management and monitoring as well as to policy and practice; and

6. Demonstrate the skills required to articulate and present critique appropriate for studies at graduate level.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

6 workshops - 6 Hours each during the semester (The unit will be offered in the last six weeks of the semester).

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

8770 Planning and Designing International Development Projects PG.

Assumed Knowledge

Familiarity with basic concepts in International Development.


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