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Syllabus(2016-1)

Course Title

Management and Evaluation in


Development Cooperation

Course No.

IS516

Department/
Major

GSIS/GDIS

Credit

Class Time/
Classroom

Thursday 12:30~3:15
International Education Building 902
Name Haelim Cho

Department GSIS

E-mail:haelim.cho@ewha.ac.kr

Telephone 02 3277 6796

Instructor
Office Hours/
Office
Monday 15:00~16:00/ Thursday 15:30~16:30 or by appointment
Location

1. Course Description
Effectively managing aid has become a major challenge to donors and partner governments
equally. Donors are striving to demonstrate aid results to their domestic stakeholders including
the general public, while they need to make a real impact in the partner country. Aid management
involves how donor governments set up their legal frameworks, how they operate their aid
organization and how aid monitoring and evaluation is planned and excuted. Every donor has a
different way of managing aid based on their own system and opportunities. This course will
address these issues.
This course will be divided into three parts. Part I deals with issues on major donor governments
aid management including legal system, policy coherence, aid organizations, and public support.
Part II focuses on methods and approaches of managing development cooperation
projects/programs including results-based management, Project Cycle Management (PCM),
Logical Framework Analysis (LFA) and other evaluation techniques and methods including
impact evaluation, country evaluation, thematic evaluation and policy evaluation. Part III will
discuss monitoring and evaluation trends and methods employed by non-government donors such
as NGOs and private philanthropic foundations.
2. Prerequisites

IS 410 Development Cooperation: Theory and Practice is strongly recommended


3. Course Format
Lecture

Discussion/Presentation

30%

Exam

30%

Project
20%

Attendance
5

5%

(Instructor can change to match the actual format of the class.)


Explanation of course format:
Format: This class will be composed of a series of lectures and seminars. There will be a number
of assignments and student presentations as well as quizzes and exams.
4. Course Objectives
Upon the completion of the course students are expected to be able to:

Understand the importance of effectively managing aid and the global discourse on aid
management and evaluation.

Understand legal framework and aid management organization in major donor


governments and multilateral donors.

Understand principles and methods of aid monitoring and evaluation.

Understand different types of evaluation techniques that are mostly used in major donors.

Critically review aid evaluations and policy documents.

5. Evaluation System
There are three elements for evaluation for this course: (1) Students will choose a topic to present
to the rest of the class and also lead discussions. Evaluation will be made on how well the content
is delivered to the class. The number of presentations throughout the semester depends on the
class size. (2) There will be 2 quizzes to test understanding of the content learned. (3) Finally,
there will be a final exam to test understanding of all topics covered throughout the semester.
Midterm
Exam

Final Exam Quizzes


%

30%

30%

Presentatio
Assignmen
Projects
Participation Other
n
ts
20%

10%

10%

. Course Overview
. Course Materials and Additional Readings
1. Required Materials
1. Basil Edward Cracknell. 2002. Evaluating Development Aid: Issues, Problems and Solutions. Sage
Publications (@Copy Plus)
2. Course Reading Packet (CRP) (@Copy Plus)
3. Other documents and reports will be uploaded on Cyber Campus.
*The Course Reading Packet is available at Copyplus (02-393-4566).

2. Supplementary Materials
Supplementary materials will be posted on Cyber Campus.
3. Optional Additional Readings

. Course Policies

. Course Schedule (At least 15 credit hours must be completed.)


Readings will be in the Course Reading Packet (CRP) unless stated otherwise.

Week

Date
Introduction
1. Introduction to the course

Week
1

Topics & Class Format


3/3

2. Guidelines to presentation
3. Assignment of reading presentations

Materials &
Assignments
Topics & Class Format Development Cooperation Management
Required Readings:
1. OECD/DAC. Managing aid: Practices
of DAC Member Countries Ch. 1,2
(pp.15-28).
Week
2

3/10

Materials &
Assignments

2. Otter. Mark. 2003. Domestic Public


Support for Foreign Aid: Does it
Matter? Third World Quarterly
24(1):115-125.
Discussion:
How important is public support?

Week

Date
Topics&Class Format

Policy and Legal Framework for Development


Cooperation
Required Readings: (Posted on Cyber Campus)
1. OECD. Managing aid: Practices of
DAC Member Countries Ch. 3-4.
(pp.29-45) (Cyber Campus)

Week March
3
17

2. Chang, Hyun-sik, Arthur M. Fell and


Michael Laird. 1999. A Comparison of
Management Systems for Development
Cooperation in OECD/DAC Members.
OECD. Ch. 1-3 (pp.7-22) (Cyber
Campus)

Materials &
Assignments

3. ECDPM. 2012. Measuring Policy


Coherence for Development. Pp. 1332. (Cyber Campus) Presenter:
Discussion::
Aid policy and legislation of DAC donors

Topics & Class FormatDevelopment Cooperation Organizational Framework

Week

Date
Required Readings:
1. Kim, Soyeun. 2011. Bridging Troubled
Worlds? An Analysis of the Ethical
Case for South Korean Aid. Journal of
International Development 23:802822.--> Presenter:
2. Gutting and Steiwand. 2015. Donor
Fragmentation, Aid Shocks and Violent
Political Conflict Journal of Conflict
Resolutions 1-28. Presenter:

Supplementary readings:
Week March
4
24

3. 2011 OECD Report on Division of


Labour:
Addressing
cross-country
fragmentation of aid. (Cyber Campus)

Materials &
Assignments

4. . 2009.
(fragmentation)
(in Korean,
Cyber Campus)
5. . 2012.
.
2012
(in Korean, Cyber Campus)

Discussion:
Aid fragmentation and effectiveness of aid

Week March
5
31

Topics & Class Format Quiz 1


Materials &
Assignments

Participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation: Film


watching or guest speaker to share experience

Week

Date
Topics & Class Format

PART II Monitoring and Evaluation of Development


Cooperation
History, Basic Issues and Background of Aid Evaluation
Required Readings:
1. OECD/DAC. 1991. Principles for
Evaluation of Development
Assistance OECD/DAC

Week April
6
7

Materials &
Assignments

2. Cracknell. 2000. Evaluating


Development Aid Part I pp.38-49, 5466 . Presenter
3. Chianca, T. 2008. The OECD/DAC
Criteria for International Development
Evaluations: An Assessment and Ideas
for Improvement Journal of
Interdisciplinary Evaluation
Presenter

Topics & Class Format

PCM and Monitoring and Evaluation:


Project Cycle Management: In-class
exercise
M&E Terminology and Trends

Week April
7
14

1. Cracknell. 2000. Evaluating


Development Aid. Ch. 3,4 Presenter
Materials &
Assignments

2. Cracknell. 2000. Evaluating


Development Aid. Ch 5 (pp. 67-125)
Presenter

Week April Topics & Class Format Quiz 2: M&E Terminology


Issues on evaluation in development cooperation
8
21

Week

Date

Materials &
Assignments

1. Espinosa, Julia. 2013. Moving


towards gender-sensitive evaluation?
Practices and challenges in
international-development evaluation.
Evaluation 19:171-182.
Discussions
2. Rutkowski and Sparks. 2014. The new
scalar politics of evaluation: An
emerging governance role for
evaluation Evaluation 20(4):492-508
Discussions

Topics & Class Format Techniques and Methods of Aid Evaluation


1. Cracknell. 2000. Evaluating
Development Aid. Ch. 6 Presenter:
Week April
9
28

Materials &
Assignments

2. Cracknell. 2000. Evaluating


Development Aid. Ch 7 Presenter:
3. KOICA. 2013. Ex-post Evaluation
Report on the Project for Establishment
of Korea-Vietnam Friendship IT
College in Danang.--> 2 Presenters

Topics & Class Format Techniques and Methods of Aid Evaluation


1. Impact Evaluation: Hossain et al. 2006.
An evaluation of the impact of a
US$60 million nutrition programme in
Bangladesh. Health Policy and
Planning: 20(1): 35-40 Presenter:
Week
10

May
12

Materials &
Assignments

2. Thematic evaluation: Evaluation of


DFID Development Assistance: Gender
Equality and Womens Empowerment.
Phase II Thematic Evaluation:
Migration and Development. (Cyber
Campus) Presenter:
4. Policy evaluation: KOICA. 2012.
Evaluation Report on Policy and
Implementation Status of Untying Aid2 Presenters

Week

Date
Topics & Class Format Evaluation systems in development aid agencies

Week
11

May
19

Materials &
Assignments

1. Hojlund, S. 2014. Evaluation use in the


organizational context changing focus to
improve theory Evaluation 20(1);26-43. )
Presenter:
2. Liverani and Lundgren. 2007. Evaluation
Systems in Development Aid Agencies
Evaluation 13(2):241-256) Presenter:
3. Marra. 2000. How Much Does Evaluation
Matter? Evaluation 6(1):22-36)
Presenter:

Topics & Class Format Evaluation in non-official organizations (NGOs)

Week
12

May
26

1. Holma, Katarlina and Tilna Kontinen.


2011. Realistic evaluation as an
avenue to learning for development
NGOs. Evaluation 17(2):181-192.-->
Presenter:
Materials &
Assignments

2. Merchant-Vega, Nina. 2011. Practical


Challenges of Rigorous Impact
Evaluation in International Governance
NGOs: Experiences and Lessons from
the Asia Foundation.) Presenter:

Topics & Class Format Issues on evaluation of and in NGOs


1. Huyse et al. 2012. Evaluating NGO-capacity
development interventions: Enhancing frameworks,
Week
fitting the (Belgian) context. Evaluation 18(1):129June 2
Materials &
13
150 Presenter:
2.
Lennie et al. 2015. A holistic, learning centered
Assignments
approach to building evaluation capacity in
development organizations. Evaluation 21(3):325343. Presenter:
Week June 9 Topics & Class Format Governance and evaluation
14

Week

Date

Materials &
Assignments

Week
15

June
16

1. Acht et al. 2015. Corrupt governments do not


receive more state-to-state aid: Governance and the
delivery of foreign aid through non-state actors
Journal of Development Economics 114: 2033
Presenter
2. UUsikyla and Valovirta. 2007. Three Spheres of
Performance Governance Evaluation 13(4):399419. Presenter

Topics & Class Format Final Exam


Materials &
Assignments

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. Special Accommodations
* According to the University regulation #57, students with disabilities can request special
accommodation related to attendance, lectures, assignments, and/or tests by contacting the course
professor at the beginning of semester. Based on the nature of the students requests, students can receive
support for such accommodations from the course professor and/or from the Support Center for
Students with Disabilities (SCSD).

* The contents of this syllabus are not finalthey may be updated.

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