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Monitoring and Evaluation: innovations in a Dynamic Health Environment (M&E)

KIT (Royal Tropical Institute)

Certificate / Diploma Summer course Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Health care, social services and care services
Course summary To assist participants apply the most appropriate monitoring and evaluation methods in the context and scope of the current changes in aid architecture, global health initiatives, health sector reform
Course description What models, frameworks and tools are suitable for a specific evaluation? How to balance the perspectives of different stakeholders? This course aims to equip you with up-to-date knowledge and state-of-the-art M&E tools. Monitoring and evaluation skills are essential tools for working in a dynamic development environment. Sectoral plans at national, regional or local levels require a strategic investment in management tools that facilitate informed decision making, planning and implementation. Contextual changes such as the new aid architecture and multi-stakeholder environments will be examined. Participants will become familiar with new M&E frameworks, techniques and the changing role of information technology. Developing appropriate monitoring and evaluation and management information systems will receive particular emphasis. Rational data collection for optimal usefulness while imposing minimal burden on staff is highlighted. Special attention will, be given to making monitoring and evaluation systems equity aware and to balancing the ethical aspects of an evaluation.
Study subjects Ownership of health sector plans requires informed decision making. Challenges: new architecture of aid, focus on poverty, multi-stakeholder environment accountability.Typology: approach questions, result models, explanatory process models, economic models, actor models, programme-theory models, limitations, priority setting. Quantitative approaches, Qualitative approaches.
Course objectives Describe fundamental concepts and tools for monitoring and evaluating health programs. Explain how aid architecture may influence indicators to be monitored such as performance indicators on effectiveness, efficiency, equity, accountability and sustainability. Monitor quality of interventions, services, performance. Critically discuss performance indicators. Practice use for mid-term review.
ECTS credits 3.00
Duration 10 day(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, literature study, self study, working group
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About the institution

Department Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) MIH, CROHO code 70048
Information about the institution KIT is a not-for-profit knowledge and expertise organisation for international and intercultural cooperation. Through master programmes, short courses and institutional support, KIT equips health professionals to be leaders in addressing public health challenges around the world. KIT has offered training programs on international public health since 1963. Currently this includes two International Masters Programs and a wide range of short courses and online courses. The courses respond to current global developments in the health field. KIT’s courses are known for their practical applicability, the multidisciplinary approach and the interactive, participatory training methods. Courses at KIT are followed by health professionals from all over the world. KIT’s Masters courses are given in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and are accredited the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO). In addition advanced courses are all accredited by TropEd, an international network of institutions for higher education in international health.


Admission requirements
  1. Three years of relevant work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries Proficiency in spoken and written English
  2. Academic training or professional qualification in a relevant area
Language requirements
IELTS listening 6.0
IELTS overall band 6.0
IELTS reading 6.0
IELTS speaking 6.0
IELTS writing 6.0
TOEFL computer based 213
TOEFL internet based 80
TOEFL paper based 5.5
Professional experience required -
Duration 10 day(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
17 Aug 2020 17 Jun 2020 17 Jun 2020
16 Aug 2021 16 Jun 2021 16 Jun 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2650n.a.n.a.

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