MA Teaching at PRDU, University of York – M&E in Fragile States: The Challenges of Measurement
2010-2016 (ongoing); UK, University of York
Itad Principal Consultant, David Fleming, teaches an annual seminar series on conducting Monitoring & Evaluation in Fragile States to MA students at the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) at the University of York.
The seminar series builds on Itad’s strong track record of monitoring and evaluating in Fragile and Conflict-affected States (FCAS), and focuses on the key measurement and logistical challenges of operating in these environments.
For two days each year, David teaches a series of seminars that introduces the challenges of measurement in peacebuilding and humanitarian work. Topics covered include why M&E is so important in conflict-affected contexts; the critical challenges that face M&E in such environments – from insecurity to data reliability to methodological bias – and approaches to overcoming them; the benefits and pitfalls of using a theory of change approach in conflict-affected contexts; and approaches to evaluating peacebuilding and humanitarian programmes, looking in particular at different conceptions of impact and the importance of using conflict analysis in peacebuilding evaluation.
Find out more in David’s blog.Image © Central Hall by Day. Photo credit: Alex Papushoy