Policy processes, implementation and evaluation

7.5 credits

The course offers insights on how international development cooperation is planned and implemented, and the role of evaluations in this context. Also different forms of aid and cooperation withj non-governmental organisations are treated.

After the course you are expected to understand and describe the importance of evaluations in different contexts, as well as account for the undelying principles. Knowledge about relevan methods for planning, implementation and evaluation of international develeopment cooperation is also a learning objective. Furthermore, you should be able to critically review and analyse different types of documents in the decision making process, and we will discuss different planning instruments, project planning and budget work.

We highlight the importance of creating conditions for future evaluations already during the planning phase. The course is ending with an exercise in which students make a critical review of a project evaluation.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.