Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health


Want to harness the power of data to improve your global health program?  Are you interested in learning to systematically collect and analyze data and apply it to the real world? 

Applications: Site Groups will be able to register in January and prospective participants will be able to register in February for this brand new online course taught by experienced faculty at the University of Washington. 

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is a critical element of any successful health program. M&E enables programs to track and demonstrate progress, as well as diagnose programs to enable better results. Participants who complete this course come away with improved understanding of the necessary tools to develop and implement M&E frameworks for their global health programs.

Course topics include M&E models and frameworks, indicators, design and deployment of M&E plans, quantitative and qualitative data collection, data verification methods, M&E assessment designs, and ethical considerations.  By the end of this course, participants will have the tools to develop an M&E framework tailored to the needs of their particular health program and the knowledge to apply it rigorously in field settings.


Participants engage in video lectures, case studies, readings, discussion forums, quizzes, and practical assignments. This is a graduate-level course taught in English. 

You can participate in this course as an independent participant or as part of a site with 5 or more people. Participating as a site group provides a forum for discussing course concepts and applying them to local context and customs. If you are participating independently, the online discussion boards provide a forum for these types of discussion. 


The course is aimed toward public health and healthcare professionals. To be admitted to the course you must have a Bachelor’s-level degree or equivalent experience in a health-related field. 

Please note that the first offering of the course will be a pilot, thus enrollment is limited.