August 1 – August 13, 2021

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. The two-week program on Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Programs (M&EDP) helps participants learn the key steps and analytical tools to design and monitor programs and develop an analytical framework to evaluate their performance and outcomes.

About the Program

The M&EDP program will cover the following topics

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

Tuition for the M&EDP program is $6,500

Tuition and fees cover:

  • Faculty instruction from Duke faculty and expert guest speakers from the World Bank, IMF, etc.
  • 3-Star Hotel accommodations with in-suite kitchenette and free breakfast
  • Transportation for all program-related activities
  • All course materials and resources
  • Use of a laptop computer
  • Emergency medical insurance

Tuition does not cover airfare, meals, or incidental expenses, as those vary from person to person. 

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



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Application Deadline: July 1, 2021

Tuition Due: July 18, 2021

Arrive on Campus:  July 31, 2021

Program: August 1 – August 13, 2021


All classes will be held at the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy on Duke’s beautiful west campus, located in the vibrant city of Durham, North Carolina. 


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About the Faculty

Dr. Graham Glenday is professor of the practice of public policy emeritus at DCID and the former co-director of the International Taxation Program, PARM, and BUDGET programs. He came to Duke in July 2001 from Harvard University where he was Director of the Public Finance Group in the Kennedy School of Government and earlier in the Harvard Institute for International Development. He has over 25 years of international professional experience in public finance, acting as an advisor in tax policy and administration reforms, public investment management and other fiscal matters to over 30 countries in Africa, Asia and elsewhere including co-ordination of the successful Tax Modernization Program in Kenya. Earlier he served as Assistant Director of Tax Policy Analysis in the Department of Finance in the Government of Canada. Glenday has also published research and taught graduate courses and executive workshops in taxation, public budgeting and project appraisal matters from 1985 onwards.  Glenday was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University.

Dr. Gangadhar P. Shukla is Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at DCID and Director of the Program on Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting (TARF).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.  He 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.Shukla has a Ph.D. in Political Economics and Government from Harvard University.

Throughout the program, Drs. Glenday and Shukla invite guest lectures 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, participant 2017 M&EDP

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COVID-19 Information

At this time, DCID’s Executive Education plans to hold our summer 2021 programs on Duke University’s campus in Durham, NC. Our team is constantly monitoring the dynamic situation and will provide updates in accordance with the latest information and guidance from Duke University officials and local authorities. Please monitor this webpage for these important updates. You may also review our FAQs, or send our team an email with any questions. 

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