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 – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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