Programme Modules

Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
Year One, Semester One (6 cores)
ME 500 Monitoring and Evaluation: Paradigms, Principles and Concepts 30 - 30 45 3
ME 501 Evaluation Capacity Development & Change 30 - 30 45 3
ME 502 Evaluation of Development Policies, Programs & Projects 30 - 30 45 3
ME 507 Designing, Conducting & Managing Evaluations 30 - 30 45 3
TM 500 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3
PM 500 Project Management Theory & Practice 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load 18
Year One, Semester Two (4 cores)
ME 503 Results-Oriented Monitoring & Evaluation 30 - 30 45 3
ME 509 Data Collection Methods in the field of Evaluation 30 - 30 45 3
ME 512 Communication Skills in Evaluation 30 - 30 45 3
ME 510 Data Analysis Methods in the field of Evaluation 30 - 30 45 3
ME 504 Project & Programme Evaluation Information Systems 30 - 30 45 3
ME 513 Organizational Knowledge & Economics Evaluation 30 - 30 45 3
PA  501 Public Policy Design & Management 30 - 30 45 3
PM 501 Project Resource Mobilization & Management 45 - - 45 3
BA 501 Organizational Change & Development 30 30 - 45 3
Semester load 18
  Year Two, Semester One (3 cores)
  BA 600 Entrepreneurship Development 30 - 30 45 3
  TM 600 Research Methodology  Seminars 30 - 30 45 3
  TM 602 Legal & Ethical Issues 30 - 30 45 3
  TM 601 Dissertation - - - - -
  Semester load 9
  Year Two, Semester Two (2 cores)
  ME 505 Consultancy Skills Development 45 - - 45 3
  TM 601 Dissertation - 300 - 150 5
  Semester load 8


The following course units will be covered under this programme:
Monitoring and Evaluation: Paradigms, Theories, Concepts and Principles This is a core introductory course to the practice and Theory in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in general but specifically contextualized to the developing country audience. While the practices of monitoring and evaluation have been part of the long journey of human civilization and are claimed to be as old as man himself; its theory or academic study is relatively younger and certainly no longer in its infancy but matured to its adolescent stages. This core course will adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to intelligently interrogate the fundamental principles, theories, paradigms, concepts, tools and techniques of the discipline and or profession. The course will first historically locate the practices of evaluation and the academic study to prepare students for a sharper analysis of the various other connected courses in this programme. The course will broadly describe the paradigms, approaches, theories, principles and key concepts in the field of evaluation.
Project Management Theory & Practice This is an introductory course to the theory and practice of the subject and profession of project management. This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of project management. This is an introductory course to the theory and practice of the subject and profession of project management.
Evaluation Capacity Development & Change

This course builds on the ideas promoted by leading contemporary evaluation theorists and practitioners regarding the role of the 21st century evaluator. It aims at building the capacity of the students in causing change through monitoring and evaluation. The course looks at capacity from both institutional capacity and individual capacity and it will equip the students with adequate knowledge and skills to build that capacity.
Evaluation Of Development Policies, Programs & Projects This course focuses on building the capacity of professionals by providing training in monitoring and evaluation tools and techniques. This course aims at imparting knowledge and skills in Monitoring and evaluation of development policies, programmes and projects. The course skills are crucial to the successful design, and implementation of monitoring and control of programmes.
Conducting and Managing Evaluations The course focuses on how to design, plan, manage and conduct evaluations especially in the Ugandan and African contexts, respectively. The structure of the course follows the chronological process of an evaluation, it comprises three main topics: "evaluation and planning of methods", "phases of evaluations" and "evaluation as a social process".
Research Methods This is a core course that will be taught taking into account the diverse nature of the evaluation discipline. Research methods and evaluation share the same methodological aspects and this will be shared with the students. All disciplines use the data from research to solve problems or to make decisions.
Results-Oriented Monitoring & Evaluation This course takes an in-depth look at procedures and challenges associated with establishing the outcomes and impacts pf social programs and policies. Topics that will be examined include: the nature of causation; dealing with issues of attribution; conceptual and technical considerations associated with experimental and quasi experimental designs; as well as alternative strategies for casual analysis. A typical impact evaluation question would be: Did this programme (and not anything else) cause a change in the state of affairs or the condition of the recipients?
Data Collection Methods In The Field Of Evaluation The course is about acquiring sound knowledge of collecting data in the field of evaluation. Students learn how to develop an adequate research design, choose suitable data collection methods and apply the right sampling procedures with regard to the evaluation objective. Furthermore, the course imparts skills for managing the data collection process.
Data analysis Methods In Evaluation The course is about acquiring sound skills in analyzing data in the field of evaluation. First, the course addresses the issue of data management. However, the focus is, on the one hand, on different statistical data analysis methods and on the other hand to data interpretation methods used for evaluation. Lastly, the course gives an overview of how to present data and visualise results.
Organisational Knowledge and economic evaluation The course is divided in two main subjects. The first part of the course imparts basic organisational knowledge and provides the main theories and models of organisations and networks. On the one hand, programmes and projects are characterised by usually being embedded in complex organisational or network structures and, on the other hand, organisations and their development are often objects of evaluation, evaluators need to know how to classify the structures of organisations and how to integrate them into the evaluation. Additionally evaluators need to know about different approaches for quality assurance in organisations and how to embed evaluation in these approaches. The second part of the course focuses on acquiring skills to conduct economic evaluations. Therefore the main models of economic evaluation are provided their opportunities and limitations are clarified.
Project & Programme Evaluation Information Systems This course helps students understand what IT components are available and how you can utilize appropriate IT applications for success. The course stresses the competitive advantage of using IT and the return on investment that you can see.
Consultancy Skills Development This course aims at giving students skills for designing, planning and managing a consultancy activity. The main objective of this course is to impart skills to students. This will enable them to face challenges of carrying out consulting assignment not only in their main areas of marketing but also in the other management-based areas
Communication Skills in Evaluation As communication, in all its forms, is a major tool of evaluation, the course puts emphasis on different communication steps during the evaluation process. This course imparts personal, methodological, social and specialist competencies, i.e. professional communicative abilities which are indispensable for practical work as an evaluator. This includes elementary communicative abilities such as communication and facilitation, the conducting of negotiations, presentation and reporting, as well as mediation in the sense of coping with conflicts.
Public Policy Design & Management The course is designed to introduce students to the comparative analysis of public policy and Management. It assesses key incentives and constraints that are inherent in the policy process and introduces to models that seek to provide an analytical framework.
Project Resource Mobilization and Management This course is designed to equip the trainees with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable him/her to mobilize and manage resources effectively in a society. Evaluation and monitoring requires extensive degree of resources and these have to be mobilized. This course will therefore provide participants with all they need to know to become effective ‘fundraisers’. It will be of interest to anybody who works in organizations that do not have professional fundraisers on their staff. Participants do not need to be specialist fundraisers to use the techniques explored on the course. Indeed, it is designed for those who have to take responsibility for raising funds while doing many other things.
Organisational Change and Development This course covers theory and practice in institutional/organizational change and development. That is, it examines intervention strategies as well as evaluating and institutionalizing system wide change. As such, the course gives learners the theories and processing initiating and managing organizational change. It will involve a deep insight into the design of key instruments used in change and capacity assessment processes. Participants will be taken through issues that address what causes organizations to change, the important role of change agents and change leaders in successful change programs, and how to develop strategies to minimize resistance and build commitment to the change program. Emphasis is placed on sustaining change by assessing and building organizational capability involving human resource and organizational practices and processes to sustain the organization’s ability to achieve continuous adaptation and development.

For more information about the course units, please contact:
Prof. Benon Basheka
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