The course outline fit exactly what areas I wanted to develop professionally as a Monitoring and Evaluation professional.
The Political Economy blend of the coursework was really mind opening. I had some understanding of how Power affect a lot of spheres of life, but wasn’t aware of how much that affects how research is done in development.
Currently I am Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at International Development Enterprises (iDE), based in Mozambique. Doing mostly agriculture development, which was a topic in various modules available on the programme I studied.
The MSc really helped me develop a sense of critique to practices in development M&E considered “standard” or “best practices”. At first criticising some of these practices was daunting, but then I realised that I had good theoretical basis to at least sustain my argument.