Monitoring and Evaluation: Achieving Better Value for Money and Innovating from Experience - 19 February 2018


Monday 19 February, 2018

9:00 – 16:30

Apex House, 99 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh 

Lunch and refreshments provided.

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Delivered in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University Business School, this one-day course provides an overview of monitoring and evaluation alongside information on key monitoring and evaluation processes, using examples to help illustrate key concepts. It is considered that programme managers and economic development managers will particularly benefit from this course.

This course uses the Harvard Business School (HBS) case method, which is an educational approach that presents challenges confronting organisations, both profit and non-profit, and places participants in the role of the decision maker. Through the dynamic process of exchanging perspectives, countering and defending points, and building on each other's ideas, participants become adept at analysing issues, exercising judgment, and making difficult decisions.

The CPD points from EDAS' courses are recognised by the Institute for Economic Development (IED). 


Intended Course Learning Outcomes:

The course will provide participants with an opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to monitoring and evaluation for economic development. More specifically on completion of this course, the participant will:

· Have a working knowledge of the principles upon which the monitoring and evaluation of economic development interventions should be based.

· Be able to develop a framework for monitoring and evaluating the economic development interventions they are involved in designing or delivering.

· Be able to assess the evaluation of economic development interventions which are undertaken by outside bodies, such as consultants or other organisations.

· Be able to contribute to the debate concerning what constitutes 'value for money' with respect to economic development interventions.


Course Structure:

  • Session 1: Rationale for and Key Concepts in Undertaking Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Session 2: Approaches to Monitoring
  • Session 3: Approaches to Appraisal and Evaluation


Course Tutor

Dr. Piotr Jaworski lectures at Edinburgh Napier University’s Business School, and previously taught at University College London and Birkbeck College. He has been involved in developing and delivering a wide range of courses for economic development professionals. As a member of the Polish Civil Service Corps he delivered several editions of courses on Economics and European Insurance for prospective Polish Civil Servants. He was also involved in negotiations on Polish accession to the European Union, serving as an adviser to the Minister of Finance for eight years.

At Edinburgh Napier, Dr Jarworski is a module leader of the honours level module in Development Economics and has served as a module leader for Project Appraisal delivered within the MSc International Promotion and Economic Development (IPED), of which he was also a Deputy Programme Leader. He has regularly been nominated for the Edinburgh Napier University excellence in teaching award. He is a Senior Teaching Fellow at Higher Education Academy and was the recipient of the Dean of Faculty of World Economy (Warsaw School of Economics) Prize for Excellence in Teaching.


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