LFS 302B Summer 2014 Field Studies Course will be an undergraduate food and resource economics summer field course in Indonesia consists of instruction, planning and implementation of a performance assessment or monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methodology. The specific methodology, Monitoring & Evaluation for Timely Responses (METR), uses experiential learning (real-world examples) to provide students with an effective tool for independent ex-post development project evaluation used by civil society private and public sector professionals. After a week of instruction, three weeks are spent evaluating an actual development project in Indonesia by a team of students led by the instructor. Students are assigned tasks to assess project finance & economics, institutional development & governance, or appropriateness of the project science and technology. The results of all three sub-tasks are used to prepare a final team report. The minimum size of a student team is 3, the maximum 6 (in pairs according to tasks).
An info session about this field studies course will be held on December 11 at 2pm in MCML 258. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!