COURSES RECOMMENDED WITHIN NSOE AND/OR OTHER DEPARTMENTS/SCHOOLS Fall 2019
POLSCI 890.06/ECON 890.03 Political Economy - Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning for Development (MELD); Instructor: Catherine Andrzejewski and Erik Wibbels
DevLab@Duke and MELD Overview: The DevLab@Duke is an applied learning environment that focuses on connecting social scientists at Duke who work in international development with the community of development practitioners to create rigorous programming, collect data, and conduct impact evaluations of development projects. The lab connects faculty and graduate students across several departments and schools at Duke who have extensive experience in both international development and program evaluation, including a broad range of donor activities in the areas of education, health, governance, cross-sectoral programming, environment, labor markets and economic growth. DevLab’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning for Development (MELD) program was established to promote graduate student engagement in the management and implementation of real-world international development research and evaluation. Participation in MELD is an excellent opportunity to develop marketable skills for a research career in international development. Applied MELD Seminar: A three credit MELD Seminar (PoliSci 890-6.01/Econ 890-03) will be offered in Fall 2019. This one-semester seminar targeted toward Duke master’s students across departments and programs (such as Political Science, Economics, Public Policy, Global Health, Nicholas School, etc.) is focused on the “real world” of international development monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL). Learn more here...