Effective monitoring and evaluation of programs remains both a challenge and priority in developing and emerging economies. It is a key element for successful planning and implementation of development programs in sectors such as health, education, agriculture, rural and urban development, and municipal services.

Our online Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Programs (M&EDP) program will give you the key steps and analytical tools needed to design and monitor programs and develop an analytical framework to evaluate their performance and outcomes.

About the Program

Topics covered

M&E Planning and Management

  • Integrating planning, monitoring, and evaluation for results
  • Identifying indicators and collecting data and resources
  • Choosing and developing a framework applicable to development programs
  • Identifying and involving stakeholders in joint processes
  • Identifying and planning for M&E institutional architecture
  • Human resources and capacity building for M&E

M&E Techniques and Processes

  • Decentralized evaluations
  • Employing cost benefit and cost effectiveness analysis
  • Developing socio-economic performance indicators
  • Innovative techniques for valuing public program outputs and outcomes
  • Sector-specific analytical frameworks (e.g., health, education, agriculture, sanitation, rural and urban development, transportation, and municipal services)
  • Using Excel to conduct and estimate the impact of real life programs
  • Statistical theory and tools, sampling, distributions, randomized trials

The program is open to all professionals engaged in planning, implementation and evaluation of development programs, and is particularly beneficial for:

  • Public sector managers, planners, and program analysts
  • Financial managers in ministries of finance and economic planning
  • Professionals in NGOs, development banks and donor agencies

Tuition for the M&EDP program is $2,500.*

Tuition and fees cover:

  • Faculty instruction from Duke faculty and expert guest speakers from the World Bank, IMF, etc.
  • All course materials and resources
  • Access to DCID’s Learning Management system
  • Staff support regarding course participation

Tuition does not cover personal costs related to joining the program virtually. 

*Reach out to our staff to inquire about program tuition discounts for Duke and executive education alumni as well as for group rates.



June 3-28, 2024 


All classes will be held virtually using the Zoom video conference platform.


Email the ExEd Team at dcidexed@duke.edu.


Interested in hearing more about similar courses? Check out DCID’s summer course on Behavioral Economics.

About the Faculty

GP Shukla

Gangadhar P. (GP) Shukla is Professor of the Practice Emeritus at Duke University. Previously, he was a lecturer and a Development Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and an Associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID). While at Harvard, Shukla taught courses at the Kennedy School and in the Economic Department, directed the Program on Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting, and provided technical assistance to over a dozen countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Transitional Economies on tax policy and project evaluation. Shukla earned a PhD in Political Economics and Government from Harvard University.

Shukla previously served the government of India for twenty years in a variety of local, state and central government executive positions – with considerable practical experience in local government finance, urban development, public sector management, financial management, budgeting, and revenue and expenditure analysis. He has provided technical assistance to over a dozen countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America on tax policy and project evaluation.

Throughout the program, Shukla invites guest lecturers from Duke University faculty and international experts and practitioners with wide experience in different aspects of designing, implementing and monitoring development programs.

The last two weeks have 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.

Dominique Ambrose-Charles, M&EDP participant