Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding Practitioners (MEPP)

Mark M. Rogers (USA) and Myla Leguro (Philippines)

Prerequisite: Introduction to Conflict Transformation or Fundamentals of Peacebuilding or an equivalent course or experience

This course approaches monitoring and evaluation from a learning perspective and introduces theories of change, indicators, monitoring, evaluation design, and tools for reflective practice. Course objectives are to enable participants to practice evaluative thinking; design better projects; monitor and learn from those projects more regularly and effectively; engage with evaluation more thoroughly; and improve practice and accountability of all concerned parties.

The emphasis of the course is on utilization-focused evaluation and working with qualitative data through mini-lectures, experiential learning exercises, and practical case applications. It is for peacebuilding practitioners and professionals. Participants should already be familiar with the theory and practice of peacebuilding, but new to the field of monitoring and evaluation.