Evaluating and Managing for Sustainable Development Impact

The development landscape has become increasingly complex over the last few decades. Many of the issues we face today, such as climate change, poverty, and conflict, call for a new way of doing business, contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Managing for Sustainable Development Impact (M4SDI) approach, which is central to this short course, supports leaders and development practitioners in navigating this complexity and managing initiatives/organizations successfully toward sustainable development impact.

Organised by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

Mon 13 March 2023 until Fri 26 May 2023

What will you learn?

In this course, which focuses on the M4SDI approach, you learn:

  • To use an integrated, results-oriented management approach that can be used across a range of sectors and domains, in a variety of contexts;
  • How to engage primary stakeholders;
  • Designing effective strategies and relate monitoring and evaluation (M&E), focussing on capacity development and responding to change in a complex context.

During this course you first of all strengthen your competency to manage for impact in your sphere of work. Secondly, it helps you play a more effective role in helping your organisation manage for sustainable development impact. Please find a more detailed course programme overview below.

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For whom is this course?

You will focus on M&E in the context of and at the service of core management processes. We welcome participants who are interested in making that connection work for sustainable development impact, whether they are from government offices, (I)NGOs, knowledge institutes, the private sector, or consultancy firms.

Managers, M&E officers, planning officers, evaluators etc. are all welcome to this course.

Course programme in more detail

Duration 11 weeks
Study load 120 hours
Programme Facilitated sessions 2 moments of 2.5 to 3 hours per week: 60 hours
Break 1 week break

In this course, we focus on effective M&E capacities and functions that activate the ability of your initiative/organization to be responsive and proactive. Rather than being a mere add-on, M&E then becomes pivotal in navigating evolving processes and changing contexts in which many development initiatives operate. Want to know more about this course? View below the detailed programme of the course Evaluating and Managing for sustainable development impact.

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