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Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability

Discover the reality and complexity of designing and implementing effective monitoring and evaluation systems.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

This short course looks at monitoring, evaluation and accountability in the reality of different disaster risk and conflict and complex emergency settings. We look at generic principles of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), how that information informs accountability practice in the sector and beyond.

The course will also reflect on the realities of organisations putting the ambitions of their accountability frameworks to the test, particularly in a multi-stakeholder context where views of accountability may differ significantly.

What topics will you cover?

  • Designing and implementing M&E processes
  • M&E process and practice outside the sector, identifying good practice
  • The relationship between M&E and accountability
  • Stakeholders and accountability needs
  • Case study operations and accountability in fragile states

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Evaluate monitoring and evaluation process and practice
  • Evaluate limitations in current accountability systems
  • Make recommendations for improvements that will positively influence disaster interventions and accountability

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to learn more about M&E and accountability in practice in disaster.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Principal Lecturer in Disaster Management, 18 years experience working internationally and in the UK. Teaching and research interests in risk, resilience, climate change and community engagement

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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