Welcome to IH745 Monitoring and Evaluation of International Public Health Programs and Policies.
This course introduces students to evaluation approaches and methods for conducting scientific and rigorous evaluations of public health programs and policies. In this course, students work in teams, choose an existing public health or social program, and design a realistic evaluation using a mixture of quantitative and qualitative methods. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to a variety of Center for Global Health and Development (CGHD) and other evaluations through class examples and guest lectures. Through lectures, discussion, individual and group work, students will gain skills and be able to develop a stakeholder analysis, logic models, mixed methods study design, evaluation indicators, survey instruments, a monitoring plan, an evaluation data base, budget, and policy memo; as well as gain experience in conducting focus groups, analyzing qualitative data, tabulating quantitative data, and communicating results. Using all of these skills, students will create an evaluation portfolio complete with the essential components of a policy relevant evaluation.