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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

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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (194209) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191078) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (176486) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (166664) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (155195) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (145914) - View

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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.

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Prerequisites

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