The Duke Center for International Development (DCID) ended its first program on Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Programs (M&EDP) on Friday, June 23.
Eleven participants representing Ghana, Guyana, Namibia and South Korea attended the two-week program, which covered topics such as key performance indicators, methods of impact evaluation, and their use in various sectors. Caroline Heider, director general of the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), led a session on lessons from multilateral agencies.
During the graduation luncheon, program co-director Dr. Graham Glenday congratulated the participants and thanked them for sharing their expertise and perspectives from a variety of different countries.
“We always learn an incredible amount about what is going on around the world in terms of policy and program implementation,” he said.
Program graduate Dominique Ambrose-Charles (pictured), who works as an economic and financial analyst for the Government of Guyana, said that the last two weeks had been a pleasure both personally and professionally.
“The program targeted the content to the participants, and also showed a good balance of theory and practice,” she said.
The M&EDP program joined five other regular summer executive programs on project appraisal, tax analysis, transfer pricing, fiscal decentralization and public sector budgeting.