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Results-Based Project Management: Monitoring and Evaluation

University of the Witwatersrand via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate $49 Certificate Available
  • Effort 3-4 hours a week
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  • Duration 8 weeks long
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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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4.6 Based on 21 reviews

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Emily E
1.0 5 months ago
Emily completed this course.
I loved this course and paid to receive a certificate. I completed every assignment on time and with nearly perfect marks. I was traveling on the weekend of the last week of the course, and was an hour late to complete the final "post course" test, thus I was not able to submit it and they failed me. Due to this, I did not receive my certificate. There was absolutely no leeway and it seemed I received only robotic answers to my email inquiries. This showed me that these courses are just a profit hungry endeavor and I really doubt the university or professors truly care about our success. I am very upset and because of this I will probably never do another course on edX again.
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Joao D
5.0 2 years 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 7 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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Jack M
5.0 5 months ago
Jack completed this course.
This course has equipped me very well, it is the information that lacks in most businesses and projects implementing teams especially where follow up for service rendered is not done, i can proudly say that i can start and complete a project through the information acquired on this course, keep the fire burning and through this kind of learning platforms South Africa can experience a drastic development that will benefit the masses.
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Japheth C
4.0 5 months ago
Japheth completed this course.
The course was very appropriate to my current work situation as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the Zambian Parliament. The videos from practitioners in the M&E field were helpful in learning how colleagues handle day to day situations. The examples and mode of delivery were good. Further, the stress on planning with results in mind provided a new dimension of looking at the results chain.

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Arjun G
5.0 7 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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Irene I
5.0 5 months ago
Irene completed this course.
Very good course. Well-structured and delivered, gives a complete overview of essential M&E topics in development. Exercises about the topics are interactive and help you reflect about the content.

Unfortunately I decided to pay for a certificate too late, and even though the course wasn't finished yet, Edx didn't allow it. But I recommend it.
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Abdullah A
5.0 5 months ago
Abdullah completed this course, spending 9 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
the course was excellent and take the trainee step by step to learn on Results-based M&E Monitoring with an excellent example Haour project - Bangladesh with multiple results that change the target communities living conditions. Really Mr. Kieron Crawley has conducted a very good course I ever have seen.
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Alberto P
5.0 7 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 7 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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Deborah M
4.0 5 months ago
Deborah completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This course was a very good and clear and concise introduction to results based management. Enjoyed the use of case study examples. Look forward to a second level of the course delving deeper into the topic areas.

Completed it via the audit track. Very enriching.

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Olga F
5.0 5 months ago
Olga completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Very good course. I'm working as M&E Officer in NGO for almost 2 years but I learned a lot from this course. For now it's one of the best online courses in this area especially for beginners. I highly recommend it if you want to learn more about M&E
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Anonymous
5.0 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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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Sinamenye P
5.0 4 months ago
Sinamenye is taking this course right now.
I want to take this course please enroll me, it,s very important for me please help me to join this course

thank you !

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Anonymous
4.0 5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course take me to the insight of basic project management. A course well explained in laymans term. Kudos to edx.
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