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Design Monitoring and Evaluation Course

Design  M&E  In Fragile Environments

 Offered by

 USIP and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)


 3 Hr



 Closing Date



It is now more important than ever for practitioners working in fragile and conflict-affected settings to justify the relevance and effectiveness of their programs to achieve the desired social change, especially when resources are limited. If projects are designed well at the outset, monitoring and evaluation tools will be more effective in gathering the necessary data to ensure that they are on target toward intended outcomes and impact. This helps ensure that the risks to stakeholders are minimized, results are clearly measured to maximize program impact, work contributes to the knowledge base in the field, and the limited resources are used efficiently. This course, offered in partnership between the USIP and the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP),

An overview of the basic principles in design, monitoring and evaluation practices. It outlines the process of formulating a theory of change and the main methods of data collection. Note: This course is not for professionals in M&E, but for individuals managing projects and programs. Designed and developed in partnership between the USIP and the Geneva Center for Security Policy.

after this , student  should be able to achieve this objectives below:

  • Define and distinguish between monitoring and evaluation.
  • Describe how to develop sound theories of change for peace building programs.
  • Determine how to develop quality assessment questions and data collection methods.
  • Outline practical tips for overcoming common DME challenges.