Oct 5th 2016

Results-Based Project Management: Monitoring and Evaluation (edX)

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Learn how to design and implement results-based, public sector programs that optimize the use of resources. In this project management course, you will learn the basics of results-based management, including the use of the results framework and its associated performance indicators. You will learn how the use of monitoring systems and evaluations provide a crucial source of evidence for management decision-making.

This project management course is designed to address the growing demand for managers in Africa and around the world, who can use results-based approaches to design, implement and manage an ever-growing range of programs and projects. Monitoring and evaluation (key results based management tools) are increasingly called upon within public service, non-governmental sectors and multi-lateral development agencies to help ensure that resources are put to optimum use and that citizens and beneficiaries are assured of receiving the benefits that are committed to them.

The course has been developed in partnership with CLEAR Anglophone Africa and draws upon the centers experience in promoting the use of evidence-based systems across Africa to enhance development practice.

What you'll learn:

- The rationale for using results to define achievement

- The theory of the "results chain"

- Using performance indicators to measure progress

- Using evaluations to appraise the long term value and worth of a program