ADS723 - Monitoring and Evaluation


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-day on-campus intensive (Burwood, Thursday 15th - Saturday 17th, August 9-5pm live-streamed)

3 x 1.5-hour on-campus classes per week in weeks 1, 3, and 8 (live-streamed)

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 3-day online intensive (Thursday 15th - Saturday 17th August, 9-5pm)

3 x 1.5-hour online classes per week in weeks 1, 3, and 8 

In-person attendance requirements

All students are required to attend a 5-day intensive (8-hours per day) at Burwood (Melbourne)
Intensive located learning will engage students through visits to local case study sites, guest speakers from the Humanitarian and Emergency Management sectors, lectures and seminars


Demonstrating the impact and effectiveness of aid projects, programmes and policies is of central importance to development and humanitarian organisations and informs evidence-based approaches to decision-making. The unit first questions why there is often a disconnect between evidence and decision-making and looks at how local or indigenous forms of knowledge can be incorporated into knowledge frameworks. The unit will support students in developing skills and approaches to monitor, evaluate and undertake research in development and humanitarian settings, which is invaluable for those aiming to work in these sectors The unit explores tools, approaches and frameworks for monitoring and evaluation and examines the role of monitoring and evaluation as part of the project cycle. It provides both a theoretical and practical overview of debates related to development and humanitarian impact and effectiveness. Participatory approaches to evaluation are highlighted and students will be provided with practical assessments that will prepare them for possible roles as development and/or humanitarian monitoring, evaluation and research consultants. 

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