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221.705.11 Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Systems Strengthening in Low and Middle Income Countries

International Health
Summer Inst. term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Mon 06/10/2019 - Sat 06/15/2019
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F Sa,  8:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
George Pariyo
Course Instructor :

Managerial experience in a public health program in LMICs


Covers the essentials of monitoring and evaluating health systems strengthening in LMICs. The class analyzes the development of theories of change, and their application to the design of monitoring and evaluation systems, as well as alternative approaches to evaluating equity impacts. The development of monitoring indicators, use of quantitative techniques and the integration of M&E into health systems decision making will all be addressed.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss and apply different models and approaches to M&E of health systems strengthening and decision-making.
  2. Collect, analyze, interpret and use routine data for health decision making
  3. Use monitoring indicators and evaluation findings to inform policy and managerial decisions.
  4. Utilize appropriate M&E techniques to find solutions to health systems problems.
  5. Select and commission appropriate evaluation designs for health systems strengthening activities
Methods of Assessment:

In-class attendance, participation and online participation – 30%
Group work – 30%
Written project (due within two weeks of end of course) – 40%

Enrollment Restriction:

not meant for entry level personnel who have no knowledge or experience with managing health systems in low and middle income countries.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Those who do not have managerial experience in LMICs

For consent, contact: