Project Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DM&E)


This course introduces the six phases of a project cycle, and is designed to build and/or strengthen an individual’s knowledge, methods, and skills to (1) design a development, governance, or post-conflict project for a specific population, and (2) develop a project monitoring and evaluation plan for (a) ensuring project efficiency and (b) measuring project effectiveness. Tools learned and practiced include: Problem/Objectives Analysis; Theories of Change; Needs Assessments; Logical Frameworks; Indicator Protocol Sheets; Data Collection Toolkits; Means of Verification; and Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Report (MERL) Plan.

Required for the following concentrations at International Relations Online:

Global Security
Int’l Development
Int’l Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
US Foreign Policy & National Security