Free Online Course on Results-Based Project Management: Monitoring and Evaluation

Wits University is offering free online course on Results-Based Project Management: Monitoring and Evaluation. The course has been developed in partnership with CLEAR Anglophone Africa and draws upon the center’s experience in promoting the use of evidence-based systems across Africa to enhance development practice.

In this eight-week course, applicants will learn how to use a results-based approach to design and manage public sector programs that deliver tangible benefits and optimize the use of resources. This Course starts on April 12, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 3 hours pw
Subject: Business and Management
Institution: Wits University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on April 12, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, also known as Wits University is a leading, internationally-ranked, research-intensive University located in Johannesburg, South Africa, the economic heartland of Africa. Committed to academic and research excellence, Wits generates high level scarce skills for a globally competitive world, while addressing local social and economic development. At the forefront of a changing society, Wits is a social leader, dedicated to advancing the public good.

About This Course

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.

Why Take This Course?

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 to public service, non-governmental sectors and multilateral 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • The rationale for using results to define program and project achievement
  • The theory of the “Results Chain”
  • Using performance indicators to measure progress
  • Using evaluations to appraise the long-term value and worth of a program

Instructors

Kieron Crawley 

Kieron is a Masters Graduate from the WITs School of Public and Development Management with Distinctions in Monitoring and Evaluation.

Requirements

Basic project management

How To Join This Course

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