Managing for Development Results: Practicum in Improving Effectiveness and Impact through MDR
This course description is indicative, and only for reference purposes. The course is not scheduled unless advertised in our calendar. If you are interested in this course, or require a customized course that is similar to this, please note that fees start from USD 25,000 for a two-week course. This fee is for a customized course for ten or fewer participants. For additional participants, the fee is USD 2500 per participant.
For these fees, the client may customize the course to the precise needs of the client's organization. Scheduling will be in consultation with the client.
Participants: Policy advisors and public sector managers working to achieve national development outcomes through government programs or projects; development agency staff and managers who are working within their agencies, across agencies, and with partner countries to support country development outcomes; political decision makers and management, technical and institutional practitioners, civil society and the private sector.
Course Brief: This advanced practicum aims to help experienced development practitioners better manage for results. MDR is an impact-driven management strategy that uses performance information and practical management tools from strategic planning, risk management, progress monitoring, and outcome evaluation, to improve project decision making, steer development processes toward clearly defined goals, and increase program effectiveness and impact. It seeks to answer the critical development question, How will we know we have succeeded?
The course is an advanced, case-led operational practicum that builds on the foundation laid by the above course offerings. It increases understanding of the ideas behind MDR, provides the opportunity to observe MDR in action, and shows how to apply MDR in country-led and international development projects at all levels and within a variety of interventions (national, sector, program, project and organization).