Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Course validation : -Participation in class ; 10% -Group work : writing fully detailed terms of reference (ToRs) or Proposals for the evaluation of a public policy intervention (Education, health, governance or other ﬁeld) in a context (country, region, scope) to be agreed previously with the course leader : 50% + oral presentation 40% Workload : The course does not require heavy home work. It will beneﬁt greatly however of the students bringing on-board relevant issues of interest from the current environment in France and in their respective countries Pedagogical method : The course is based on ad hoc documentation and aims to be fully interactive. M&E in the framework of the course is understood as informed quantitative and qualitative judgement based on criteria deﬁned by the DAC committee of the OECD. The course does not cover the technical management of statistical tools and techniques, but includes assessment of readily available quantitative data to inform judgment on efﬁciency and effectiveness of public policy projects programmes and policies implemented by the donor community. Course Description : The purpose of the course is to give students a practical overview of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) concepts, tools and practices as currently promoted and implemented for the evaluation of public policies, in the framework of development assistance and cooperation. The course will cover M&E steps, following the Project Cycle Management (PCM) model proposed by the EU for the management of its projects, programmes and policies and generally in use in development cooperation by main operators (WB, UN, AfD, WTO etc..). Based on ﬁrst-hand concrete examples coming from real calls for proposals for evaluation, the course aims to impart to students practical knowhow to set up, implement and follow up on Monitoring and Evaluation of public policies. The course plans to concentrate on cases related to Education, Health and broadly deﬁned Governance/Rule of Law ; but students are welcome to open the course to other public policy ﬁelds of interest (notably trade and justice sector, or the environment) with prior agreement of the instructor. 1386
The course aims to be fully interactive, with the students reﬂecting on concepts and practices to assess projects, programmes and policies in their ﬁeld of interest, and the lecturer raising issues and current conceptual debate for this purpose. The course does not present a set body of technical knowledge and M&E is not understood as a hard science but rather as an analytical effort to enhance development interventions. The approach is practical and reﬂects the professional experience of the lecturers Required reading : http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/how/evaluation/methodology/index_ en.htm ; http://www.oecd.org/dac/evaluation/ dcdndep/47832438.pdf ; http://unesdoc.unesco. org/images/0015/001557/155748E.pdf ; “Utilization-Focused Evaluation” by Michael Quinn Patton (Sage publications) 4th edition 2008 ; Keith Mackay, the World Bank (2007) How to Build M&E Systems to Support Better Government.
NEGOTIATING DEVELOPMENT IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Laurence TUBIANA (Professeur associé, Directrice scientiﬁque à PSIA), Tancrède VOITURIEZ (Directeur de programme). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Evaluation will be based on a very short mid-term paper (2-3 page) providing a critical summary of one of the suggested course readings, and a ﬁnal (8 page) dissertation. Course Description : In September 2015, the United Nations agreed on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and decided on 17 new and universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including climate change. The SDGs seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what the latter did not achieve. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development : the economic, social and environmental. The 2030 Agenda for