Focuses on principles and design of program and policy evaluation to facilitate development, learning and change initiatives in the global context of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Critical are theories and principles of leadership, systems thinking, stakeholder engagement, and organizational learning, taking into consideration social, economic, cultural, and geo–political contexts. The course presents different models for using evaluative processes to provide clarity on program goals and operations, generate evidence on outcomes and what is working, and to guide new directions and improve impact. Different system paradigms and evaluation designs are identified in terms of theoretical and practice assumptions and implications.
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