An information session for LFS 302B: International Field Studies and Work in Indonesia – Project Monitoring & Evaluation for Timely Responses (METR) will take place January 12 4:00 – 5:00 pm in MCML 256. Course instructor, Chris Bennett, will be on hand to answer questions from prospective students.
The course runs May 1 – May 31, 2015.
This 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.