This is the Ninth edition of the joint Centre for Internation Development / Department of Economics Summer Training Programme on Monitoring and Evaluation. This year the programme's focus is on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for Complex Development Programmes. This is a a cutting-edge Intensive Training Program Course of excellence divided into Two Modules (Courses) that
address the challenges posed to planning, monitoring and
evaluation (PM&E) in substantially complex development
situations characterized by a changing environment and unpredictable
results. In innovative projects and programs of development and
social change, at the time of strategic planning often it is
difficult, if not impossible, to predetermine what specific,
measurable actions need to be taken or what will results will be
achieved. In spite of the uncertainty, multiple, interacting actors
and factors create many options for intervening, measuring and
To meet this challenge, the two courses
present four tools and approaches delivered in two separate and independent modules for 5 days of training, each:
Outcome Mapping (OM) and Outcome Harvesting (OH) are two cutting-edge
PM&E tools that use techniques and practices that have proved
effective in these complex development situations where both planned
interventions and intended results shift, sometimes dramatically, or
need to be revised over the life of a project or programme, and
unintended outcomes emerge.
- MODULE I. Outcome Mapping and Outcome Harvesting - September 1-5
- MODULE II. Results-Based Monitoring and Impact Evaluation - September 8-12
Results-Based Monitoring (RBM) and Impact Evaluation (IE)
are the basis of M&E systems of monitoring and evaluation based on
intermediate and final results, impact and design feedback, whereby the
desired outcomes towards the goals of a development intervention are
achieved through defined expected outputs, and are monitored by target
The hands-on Courses present practical
steps, examples and participatory exercises in applying these PM&E
tools to strengthen management for development results. Special
attention is given to situations where there is uncertainty about the
causal relationships linking inputs, activities and outputs with the
outcomes and impacts of development interventions. And, all
concepts will be applied in working groups by the participants. Thus,
they will leave with practical guidance and skills in using these
complementary tools to plan, monitor and evaluate their interventions
and what they achieve in order to be accountable and to improve
performance. Peer sessions are also planned, where participants can bring their own experience
and projects to discuss with the trainers.
The courses are targeted to
you ever wondered what monitoring and evaluation is about? Have you
ever wanted to know whether your intervention is having the desired
effects and is achieving the aimed objectives? Do you need to keep
track of how the money that your government or organisation has
budgeted is effectively spent? Then you need to learn some hands-on practical tools on M&E!
Those who are interested do not necessarily need to have had any
exposure: the courses are open to all who have a need to learn the tools
of the trade for checking on your development programmes!
- government officials, department heads and programme managers;
- policy makers and programme implementers;
- development practictioners and activists;
- NGO and CSO members;
- development graduate students.
Direction and management:
Our trainers are well know development
experts with extensive field experience in low-income countries and
recognized international experts in Outcome Mapping and Outcome
Harvesting, Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation and Impact Assessment:
- The director of the Summer Programme is
Pier Giorgio Ardeni, professor of development economics at University
of Bologna, policy advisor, expert in poverty reduction programs and
- The manager and coordinator is Cecilia Tinonin, PhD, assitant researcher at the Department of Economics on poverty analysis.
- Ray Rist (RBM), advisor,
formerly at the World Bank Evaluation Department, currently a
monitoring and evaluation advisor, president of IDEAS, co-author of the
popular manual Ten Steps to a Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System.
- Terry Smutylo (OM), advisor, former Director
of Evaluation at IDRC for 15 years, currently an expert on M&E
and Outcome Mapping with extensive experience in M&E Training
around the world. Co-author of the Outcome Mapping Manual.
- Susan Tamondong (IE), impact evaluation advisor, vice-president of IDEAS.
- Ricardo Wilson-Grau (OH), monitoring
and evaluation advisor and organizational development consultant.
With colleagues, developed the Outcome Harvesting tool, monitoring
and evaluating thousands of outcomes of 300 networks and
associations, NGOs, community-based organisations, research
institutes and government agencies on all seven continents.
How to apply
Applicants may participate in either one or both modules (courses):
Enrollment fees and applications deadlines are:
- Outcome Mapping and Outcome Harvesting - September 1-5
- Results-Based Monitoring and Impact Evaluation - September 8-12
31 March 2014)
and 10 July 2014)
enrolment fee includes tuition and materials.
and boarding and travel expenses are not included.
lodging arrangement suggestions can be provided on request.
tuition waivers will possibly be available for
number of applicants
from developing countries only!
Please indicate in
your application whether you need funding!
those requesting funding, acceptance will be evaluated
together with their granted fee status
instructions will be given to accepted applicants only.
have to be paid to the University of Bologna (credit cards are
IF YOU WISH TO APPLY:
Please send an application form and
a short CV to:
Download an application form
will be accepted on a rolling basis.
must have an undergraduate degree and must be proficient in
Enrol in this summer program in the exciting setting of Bologna!
any information, please contact:
Send in an application! Tell your colleagues!
CID Summer School:
GIORGIO ARDENI (Academic Director): firstname.lastname@example.org
CECILIA TINONIN (Manager):
deadlines to remember
31 March 2014
(bank transfer) of Early-Bird Registration Fee
30 April 2014
10 July 2014
of Full Registration
31 July 2014