2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 04, 2021  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation

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The nature of development work ­ regionally, nationally or internationally ­ requires accountable, efficient programs that can measure the impacts of their interventions. Offered through Clark’s International Development, Community and Environment Department (IDCE), the professional Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation ensures that current and aspiring development practitioners can take multiple perspectives, paradigms and disciplines into account when developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating major projects, development programs and intervention strategies.


The certificate content allows students to:

  • Understand the range of monitoring and evaluation methods and methodologies and their implicit theories of action
  • Learn how to best match methods and evaluation systems and plans to theories of change and development objectives
  • Gain a practical understanding of evaluation theory and practice across a range of small non­
  • profits and large development agencies
  • Apply different methodological approaches to program evaluation
  • Negotiate with clients on a scope of work, design and execution of plans

Monitoring and Evaluation Certificate Requirements

Students need to complete 6 units to complete the certificate. Three units are required or core courses. Three units are electives.

Students must take a Quantitative and Qualitative Methods course as below and the core course for his/her chosen ‘track’:

Core Courses (3 Units)

GEOG 347 - Intermediate Quantitative Methods in Geography  OR  IDCE 30212 - Introduction to Quantitative Methods  

IDCE 30291 - Qualitative Research Methods  

IDCE 30203 - Program Evaluation for Youth and Community Development Initiatives  (Domestic Track) OR  IDCE 30229 - Program Monitoring and Evaluation  (International Track)


Examples of Electives (3 Units)

IDCE 361 - Development Program and Project Management  

IDCE 30281 - Community Needs and Resource Analysis  

IDCE 326 - Social Network Analysis  

IDCE 30290 - Participatory Research Methods  

Core Faculty in the Program of Monitoring and Evaluation

David Bell

Cynthia Caron

Ed Carr

Laurie Ross

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