Unit description

Enables students to discuss and critically analyse the monitoring and evaluation activities associated with disasters and their management. Students will have the opportunity to share and analyse case studies, and relate principles of best practice to their own working environments.

Unit content

Topic 1. Introduction to monitoring and evaluation in disaster management
Topic 2. Prevention, stabilisation, emergency aid, rehabilitation and peace building
Topic 3. The purposes and context of monitoring and evaluation (policy, institutions, societies)
Topic 4. The particularities, challenges, ethics and dilemmas for monitoring and evaluation in fast moving situations
Topic 5. Intended and unintended consequences of monitoring and evaluation
Topic 6. Utilisation of monitoring and evaluation
Topic 7. Contemporary frameworks and criteria for monitoring and evaluation
Topic 8. Choosing appropriate methods and techniques to suit particular purposes for monitoring and evaluation
Topic 9. Designing and managing monitoring, monitoring systems and evaluations
Topic 10. Identifying potential sources of evidence (qualitative and quantitative) and design of appropriate data-collection tools
Topic 11. Running monitoring and evaluation: risks and remedial measures
Topic 12. Reporting, performance, participation and dissemination

Learning outcomes

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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