This seminar will provide an introduction to the principles and practice of program monitoring and evaluation, with an emphasis on nutrition and nutrition-related programs in developing countries. By reviewing relevant literature and utilizing case studies in the areas of nutrition, primary health, agriculture and other fields, students will garner basic literacy of the language and tools of evaluation. This seminar will focus both on the theory and practice of conducting program evaluation and will consist of round-table discussions, guest speakers, and applied exercises of critiquing, planning, and writing evaluations. In addition to the course content, the participatory nature of the seminar is important to the overall learning process. Although there will be speakers at several sessions, the course will largely be run by the seminar participants themselves who will shape the curriculum, design assignments, and be expected to bring forth their personal experiences, opinions, and questions to the subject matter at hand.
Enrollment limited to 22 students with the following priority order: 1) MAHA students; 2) FPAN students pursuing the Nutrition Interventions Specialization; 3) Graduating and Second-Year students; 4) PhD students; 5) First-Year students; 6) MS/MPH and dual-degree students that don't fall into any of the preceding categories; and 7) Cross-Registrants.