This course stresses participatory methods in monitoring and evaluation, where multiple stakeholders are involved in the process of planning, collecting, interpreting, communicating, and using information. This approach emphasizes a regular monitoring process that leads to continuous improvements. The course uses a case study and team discussions to illustrate the participatory monitoring and evaluation process.
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Plan a monitoring and evaluation project
- Develop evaluation questions that address stakeholders needs
- Select the most appropriate data collection method for a given situation
- Effectively communicate monitoring and evaluation data.
- Use the monitoring information to achieve continuous improvement
Who should take this course? This course is ideal for people who are interested in monitoring single projects, multiple projects, or development progress of an entire community. This includes development project managers, field workers, university professionals, students, and people working or volunteering at NGOs, NPOs, government organizations or missionary organizations. In addition, people involved in funding community development projects benefit from this course.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
If you have further questions about this course, please contact Village Earth.
Due to the condensed time frame for this course, students cannot withdraw and receive a refund once the course begins.
Pilar Robledo (she/ella) is a Foreign Service Education Officer with the United States Agency for International Development. She has previously worked as a Director for Programming and Training in Ukraine and Mozambique with Peace Corps. She also worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, International Rescue Committee and Save the Children in Pakistan. In Central Asia, she was the Regional Director for the International Research and Exchanges Board. She served as a Peace Corps education volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic.
She holds a Master in Public Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Latin American Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She speaks Spanish, Russian and some Kyrgyz and Portuguese.
Pilar loves the work of Village Earth, especially the wealth of experience the participants in the courses bring, and the focus on localization and empowerment.