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Course E011: Monitoring & Evaluation in the NGO Sector

29 January-11 March 2014 (E01114) | Closed
7 May-17 June 2014 (E01114-2) | Closed
3 September-14 October 2014 (E01114-3) | Register for this course (page opens in new window)
5 November-16 December 2014 (E01114-4) | Register for this course (page opens in new window)

In this e-learning course NGO staff members, human rights activists and development workers will be introduced to the fundamentals of planning and carrying out programme-based monitoring and evaluation. The course will blend planning and management principles with skill-development related to study design and data collection and analysis. Participants are encouraged to come to the course with a project for which they can develop a monitoring and evaluation plan.

The certificate course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction among students and instructor, webinars and assignments, and is offered over a six-week period. This course will integrate active and participatory learning approaches within activities and assignments, with an emphasis on reflective and collaborative learning. Participants will do the required reading, prepare interim and final project assignments and participate in group discussions.

The maximum number of course participants is 25. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Participation. It is also possible to audit the course.

Course outline

Week 1. Introduction to monitoring and evaluation
Week 2. Theories of change and formulating evaluation questions
Week 3. Evaluation design and sample design
Week 4. Indicators and measurement
Week 5. Management of data collection strategies
Week 6. Data analysis and reporting results

About the instructor

Dr. Felisa Tibbitts is Founder and Senior Advisor of Human Rights Education Associates (HREA). Dr. Tibbitts has Master's degrees from Harvard University in Public Policy and in Education with a specialisation in research methods. She has worked as an evaluator and researcher in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia since 1989, where she has been involved in classroom-based research, needs assessment, programme evaluation, training and workshop evaluation, and assessment design. Dr. Tibbitts' clients have included Amnesty International, the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), SIDA, UNICEF and UNDP. She has published extensively, and contributed to several evaluation guides, including Monitoring and Evaluation for Amnesty International Human Rights Education Activities (2010), Evaluation in the Human Rights Education Field: Getting Started (1997) and Learning to Live Together. Design, monitoring and evaluation of education for life skills, citizenship, peace and human rights (UNESCO, 2008). Ms. Tibbitts has been an instructor of the HREA e-learning courses Child Rights Programming, Human Rights-Based Programming and Project Cycle Management since 2002. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Harvard's Graduate School of Education and the University for Peace.

Who should apply

The course is intended for staff members of international development organisations, human rights/social justice organisations, international organisations. Participants should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use. The number of participants is limited to 25 per course. HREA aims to ensure equal gender and geographical distribution across the selected participants.


Tuition fee for participants: US$ 625. Tuition for auditors: US$ 235. There are no scholarships or discounted tuition rates available for this course.

Payments can be made online by major credit cards (Discover, MasterCard, Visa), PayPal, bank transfer and money transfer (Western Union, MoneyGram).


Register for this course (page opens in new window). Registrations are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. There is no registration deadline, but please be aware that courses generally fill up quickly!

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