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Results-Based Project Management: Monitoring and Evaluation

University of the Witwatersrand via edX

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Overview

In this course, you will learn the basics of results-based project management. After an introduction to the results framework and its associated performance indicators, you will learn how 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.

Syllabus

Week 1: What are results and why are they important?
Week 2: Introduction to the Results Chain.
Week 3: Results statements.
Week 4: Performance indicators, baselines and targets.
Week 5: Identifying assumptions and risk.
Week 6: Monitoring systems.
Week 7: The role of evaluations.
Week 8: Wrap-up and Assessment

Taught by

Kieron Crawley Bsc, M Des (RCA), DIC, MM

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Joao D
5.0 a year ago
by Joao completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
It is a wonderful course and I learned a lot of Monitory and Evaluation. Unfortunately, I did not I get a certificate because I was only auditing due to the scarcity of resources.
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Gofaone G
5.0 2 years ago
by Gofaone is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
i have just started the course and i am loving so far. it is answering long pending question about how to start monitoring. the facilitator is good and examples used are clear
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is one of the few MOOCs that I found to be very engaging. Delivering online courses using videos means that course designers and lecturers need to be creative. This course was well-designed and the delivery was equally great. The lecturer was NOT monotonous and the video content had great graphics that explained different concepts. Also, each topic had many examples and one case study was used throughout the course where each concept was applied towards the case study to provide context within a real-life project.

The assessments were very effective in measuring progress throughout the course. I also appreciated the discussion forums and learning from the experiences of my peers. The course content was not overwhelming. I was away for 10 days during the course and I was able to catch up and complete the course on time without any issues.
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Arjun G
5.0 2 months ago
Arjun is taking this course right now.
Thank you very much for providing the opportunity to join this course in a free of cost. This is a very interesting and beneficial course. Unfortunately, I could not complete the course yet but I am looking forward to completing it if I am allowed. I was in the field to select the girls to sponsor to continue their school. Thank you in advance for kind cooperation.
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Alberto P
5.0 2 months ago
by Alberto completed this course.
The course is very interesting. The definition of the concepts is clear and the examples on the use of the methodologies to monitor and evaluate the projects allow to put into practice the conceptual framework. This base will allow me to develop an M & E system in my professional work.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It is a well structured course with practical and informative knowledge on monitoring and evaluation. It draws from the experiences in the field and provides tools that can help Kickstart a career in monitoring and evaluation. I encouraged you to try the course, you will be thankful!!
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course was great. The topics were comprehensive yet packaged in an easily digestible manner especially for those who are new to RBME. I would definitely recommend potential students to take this one.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course give good introduction to Results-Based Project Management: Monitoring and Evaluation.

It covers all the basis and explains the concepts clearly and uses examples that illustrate the concept.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Clear and logical content with good examples. Liked the various examples but also the haor example running through the course. Good to have free World Bank resource (and others) as referral texts. Well done!
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Structured Content,

Updated Curriculum,

Trained instructurers,

Application based exercises

Easy to apply

Must recommend for all Development professionals for knowledge and skill upgradation.

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Anonymous
4.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course was easy to follow and was very informative. I likes the exercises that helped to better understand the course.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I'm so glad, the course helped me a lot on my M&E activities, and I stand strong for Result based M&E
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