Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation in Learning Organizations (30.05.–01.06.2022)

The course builds on participants’ advanced understanding, skills and experiences of how to develop, introduce and appraise complex monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) processes and practices across organizations’ global portfolios. This includes focusing on how M&E contributes towards learning organizations. It is also relevant for those trying to enhance existing M&E processes and/or supporting partners …

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Gender and Economics (13.06.–17.06.2022)

Economic inequalities between men and women persist in many countries. For example, in many countries, men earn more money and are more likely to own land and control productive assets than women. This course on gender and economics is intended to provide basic-​ and intermediate-​level training to development practitioners and policy and programme staff in …

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The Changing Landscape of Development Cooperation (20.06.–21.06.2022)

The landscape of development co-​operation has shifted dramatically in the past two decades, with many more players and very different dynamics between providers and recipients. The goal of this course is to consider what this means for development professionals. Providers of development cooperation now include not just donor agencies from wealthy nations, but also emerging …

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Strategies for Behaviour Change (22.06 – 24.06.2022)

Behaviour change lies at the heart of many sustainable development interventions. Over the last 20 years, great strides have been made in understanding how people decide on the best choices for them, and what makes them act on their decisions. Integrating this knowledge into the design of policies has proven immensely effective. At the same …

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Towards Food and Nutrition Security (14.03.–18.03.2022)

Ensuring food security and healthy nutrition for a growing population whilst respecting the earth’s planetary boundaries and coping with disasters such as COVID-​19 is an urgent and complex challenge. Yet even before the pandemic, chronic hunger and food-​related ill-​health was trending upward. How can we explain the paradox of people going hungry in a world …

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Evaluation of Projects and Programmes (21.03.–25.03.2022)

The course enables participants to plan, accompany and appraise evaluation processes effectively and efficiently. It deals with different types of evaluations within the framework of development cooperation. Participants acquire the knowledge and skills to appropriately apply various methods for analyzing processes and results of development projects and programmes. The use of evaluation results in the …

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Mediation Process Design: Supporting Dialogue and Negotiation (28.03.–01.04.2022)

With development cooperation increasingly active in fragile con-​texts, practitioners are exposed to conflicts and mediation efforts in the areas where they work. To understand the dynamics and ways for development cooperation actors to improve collaboration with local and international third parties designing and guiding negotiation and mediation processes, practitioners need a better understanding of how …

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ICT4D – Concepts, Strategies and Good Practices (04.04.–08.04.2022)

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) represent the fastest and deepest technical change experienced in international development. By now, they affect every development sector – the work of farmers and microentrepreneurs, healthcare workers and microfinance institutions, social mobilization and political change. Yet, the “digital dividends” are unevenly distributed and questions of “data justice” in development are …

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M4P – Making Markets Work for the Poor (02.05.–06.05.2022)

This course provides a basic introduction to the concepts and methods behind M4P, an approach to understanding and overcoming the failure of systems to serve the needs of the poor. Contrary to traditional project approaches, in which implementing agencies provide or support services that go directly to the poor, an agency applying M4P acts as …

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