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GSLL 1504 – Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

Start Date

October 28, 2022

End Date

December 2, 2022

Registration Fee


Register Before

October 25, 2022

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This course stresses participatory methods in monitoring and evaluation, where multiple stakeholders are involved in the process of planning, collecting, interpreting, communicating, and using information. This approach emphasizes a regular monitoring process that leads to continuous improvements. The course uses a case study and team discussions to illustrate the participatory monitoring and evaluation process.

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Plan a monitoring and evaluation project
  • Develop evaluation questions that address stakeholders needs
  • Select the most appropriate data collection method for a given situation
  • Effectively communicate monitoring and evaluation data.
  • Use the monitoring information to achieve continuous improvement


Who should take this course?

This course is ideal for people who are interested in monitoring single projects, multiple projects, or development progress of an entire community. This includes development project managers, field workers, university professionals, students, and people working or volunteering at NGOs, NPOs, government organizations or missionary organizations. In addition, people involved in funding community development projects benefit from this course.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Pilar Robledo

Instructor Bio

Pilar Robledo is originally from Hell’s Kitchen in New York City and returned to Colorado in 2014 after nearly two decades of field work in Central and South Asia (literally, every one of the seven “stans”.) She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic, worked for IREX—the International Research and Exchanges Board, as the Regional Director for Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the Kyrgyz Republic, aka Kyrgyzstan), and then with the International Rescue Committee, Save the Children, UNHCR in Pakistan and Afghanistan mostly working with the Afghan refugee population on education, registration or survey projects. She received her B.A. in Latin American Studies and Anthropology from CU Boulder, and her MPA from CU Denver. She speaks English, Spanish and Russian.

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