Monitoring & Evaluation in the NGO Sector

6 February-19 March 2019 (E01119) | Closed
4 September-15 October 2019 (E01119-2) | Register for this course (opens in new window)
Instructor: Felisa Tibbitts

In this e-learning course NGO staff members, human rights activists and development workers will be introduced to the fundamentals of planning and carrying out programme-based monitoring and evaluation. The course will blend planning and management principles with skill-development related to study design and data collection and analysis. Participants are encouraged to come to the course with a project for which they can develop a monitoring and evaluation plan.

Course structure

The certificate course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction among students and instructor, webinars and assignments, and is offered over a six-week period. This course will integrate active and participatory learning approaches within activities and assignments, with an emphasis on reflective and collaborative learning. Participants will do the required reading, prepare interim and final project assignments and participate in group discussions. The maximum number of course participants is 25. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Participation. It is also possible to audit the course.

Course outline

Week 1. Introduction to monitoring and evaluation
Week 2. Theories of change and formulating evaluation questions
Week 3. Evaluation design and sample design
Week 4. Indicators and measurement
Week 5. Management of data collection strategies
Week 6. Data analysis and reporting results

About the instructor: Felisa Tibbitts

Felisa TibbittsDr. Felisa Tibbitts is Founder and Senior Advisor of Human Rights Education Associates (HREA). Dr. Tibbitts has Master’s degrees from Harvard University in Public Policy and in Education with a specialisation in research methods, in addition to a doctorate in Political Science. She has worked as an evaluator and researcher in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia since 1989, where she has been involved in classroom-based research, needs assessment, programme evaluation, training and workshop evaluation, and assessment design. Dr. Tibbitts’ clients have included Amnesty International, the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), SIDA, UNICEF and UNDP. She has published extensively and contributed to several evaluation guides, including Monitoring and Evaluation for Amnesty International Human Rights Education Activities (2010), Evaluation in the Human Rights Education Field: Getting Started (1997) and Learning to Live Together. Design, monitoring and evaluation of education for life skills, citizenship, peace and human rights (UNESCO, 2008). Dr. Tibbitts has been an instructor of the HREA e-learning courses Child Rights Programming, Data Collection and Analysis for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Human Rights-Based Programming, and Project Cycle Management since 2002.

Who should apply

The course is intended for staff members of international development organisations, human rights/social justice organisations and international organisations. Participants should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use. Human Rights Campus aims to ensure equal gender and geographical distribution across the selected participants.


Tuition fee for participants: € 555 (after 1 July 2019: € 655); tuition for auditors: € 205 (€ 245 after 1 July 2019). Payments can be made online with major credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa), PayPal and bank transfer. Bulk rates are available. Payments are due upon registration.

How to register

Register for this course (opens in new window). Registrations are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Please be advised that courses generally fill up quickly!

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