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					Monitoring and Evaluation
for Complicated and Complex Aspects of
Programmes and Policies
1 - 3 March 2011
Crowne Plaza, Rosebank, Johannesburg

                              The issues faced by those involved in development in southern Africa
                                  are not simple. And yet the logic models and monitoring and
                                 evaluation frameworks used are often based on over-simplified
                                            descriptions of programmes and policies.

                              How do practitioners develop ways that adequately evaluate aspects
                                of programmes and policies that are complicated or complex?

                              This course is aimed at practitioners in eastern and southern Africa who find
                              that their current monitoring and evaluation does not adequately describe or
                              support effective practice or policy. Drawing on work on systems approaches
                              to planning and evaluation by Glouberman and Zimmerman, Kurtz and
                              Snowden, and Patton, the course is designed to help participants distinguish
                              between aspects of their programmes and policies that are useful to think
                              about as simple, and those that need to be considered as complicated or

                              Complicated aspects of programmes and policies include multiple
                              components, multiple agencies, or might work in different ways for different
                              people or in different situations. Complex aspects of programmes and
                              policies are those which are inherently unpredictable, where activities are
                              flexible and adaptive, causal relationships are disproportionate (where at
                              critical levels, a small change can make a big difference – a ‘tipping point’)
                              and outcomes are emergent.

                              The programme is aimed at:
                              Practitioners designing programmes, policies or M&E processes for complex
                              human service interventions.
                              Civil society organisations, academic programmes, HIV & development
                              responses, international partner organisations and government members.

 COURSE DETAILS                 Duration:
                                                     3 days
                                                     1-3 March 2011
                                Venue:               Crowne Plaza, Rosebank, Johannesburg (SA)
                                Cost:                 R4 000 per Day delegate
                                                      Resident delegate cost available on application
                                Closing Date:         Registration closes 18 February
                                Scholarships:         Scholarships are available on application
                                                      motivation from sending organization)

                                1. We can accommodate a maximum of 20 delegates and therefore
                                   early registration is advised to secure your booking.
                                2. Although closing date is 18 February, bookings will close when 20
                                   applications have been received.
                                3. Day delegate cost includes tuition costs, lunches & teas.
                                4. Resident delegate cost includes tuition costs, accommodation
                                   and all meals.
                            •    Using logic models and program theory for planning interventions and
       KEY                       their evaluations - this goes well beyond listing
                                 inputs/processes/outputs/outcomes to articulating program theories that
COMPONENTS                       incorporate both a theory of change and a theory of action
   COVERED                  •    Using evidence from research, evaluations and practice to assess the
                                 plausibility of the intervention design
                            •    Using programme theory to structure the monitoring and evaluation,
                                 including investigating how interventions work differently for different
                                 people in different settings
                            •    Options for impact evaluation - overview of methodological options in
                                 terms of the six tasks involved in impact evaluation:
                                       1. Identifying and negotiating the values that will be used
                                       2. Conceptualising how the program or policy is intended to work
                                       3. Describing what is happening in terms of processes, results and
                                       4. Analysing the causal contribution of the intervention to the
                                            results in conjunction with other contributing factors
                                       5. Synthesising evidence and reporting the findings
                                       6. Supporting utilization
                            •    Using non-experimental methods, designs and approaches to the issue of
                                 causal attribution/contribution for situations where experimental or quasi-
                                 experimental designs are not feasible or appropriate.

  ABOUT THE             Patricia Rogers is Professor in Public Sector Evaluation and leader of the
                        research program in Evidence Based Policy and Practice in the Sustainable Health
  PRESENTER             and Well-Being Research Institute at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
                        Patricia was previously Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Project on
                        Schooling at Children (1997-8), Research Analyst at the City of Melbourne (1986-
                        1988) and Research Co-ordinator at the City of Fairfield (NSW) (1984-1986).

                        She has worked in public sector evaluation and research for more than 20 years,
                        across a wide range of programmes (including health, early childhood, education,
                        community development, Indigenous housing, criminal justice, international
                        development, and agriculture) and levels of government (national, state and local).

                        After more than 25 years of experience in evaluation, she now focuses particularly on
                        evidence-based policy and practice in complicated and complex human service areas.

REGISTRATION                1. Please complete the course registration form - click here to access the
                               registration form on the HEARD website*.
                            2. Arrange payment – see registration form for bank details.
                            3. Return completed registration form and proof of payment to
                     , by 18 February 2011.
                            4. After submission delegates will receive confirmation.
                                 * should you have difficulty accessing the registration form, simply email
                                 to request that a form be emailed to you.

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