Monitoring & Evaluation: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches

Venue: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

Next delivery: Monday 16 to Friday 20 June 2014

Application form: may be downloaded from the end of this page.

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IHRN Context

This training programme draws on IHRN's practical experience over two decades of being commissioned to provide supporting to organisations' results-based managment. This includes management accompaniment through fully steps needed to integrate HRBA into an organisationís work such as - policy development, strategic planning, support to staff, monitoring and evaluation systems, quality assurance including accountability for results. Such evaluation and learning support has been provided to:

∑         Swiss Development Co-operation, conflict affected states DfiD, Iraq; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Nepal.

∑         EU EULEX Rule of Law Mission Kosovo EU Monitoring Mission Georgia OSCE Mission to Croatia OSCE Mission to Serbia.

∑         OHCHR Colombia UNDP and OHCHR Bosnia and Herzegovina.

European Commission, quality assurance to twenty organisations delivering expert services on Governance and Home Affairs, global.

∑         Danish Institute for Human Rights, global National Human Rights Commission, Nepal.

∑         Norwegian Peoples Aid Rwanda Terre des homes ActionAid UK Dochas.

Objective of this training programme

This programme aims to enhance the substantive knowledge and practical skills of bi-lateral and multi-lateral development partners, programme managers, sector personnel (such as Health, Education, Justice), consultants,etc,  in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to monitoring and evaluation.       


Reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of human rights based development, the programme is aimed at individuals from a range of disciplines  (law and other social sciences, project management, etc), with experience in developing and industrialised countries: public officials; regulatory bodies; international civil servants; bi-lateral donors; non-state actors as well as policy advisors/project managers. Case studies will in particular be drawn from the areas of Health, Education and Justice reform. The programme is of particular relevance to officials or consultants providing technical assistance to bi- and multi-lateral donors (see IHRN Expert Database.)       


The Programme uses a variety of pedagogical techniques; including presentations, plenary discussions, group work and role-plays, case studies, etc. The Programme is highly participatory and emphasises cross-learning among participants, based upon advance reflection. Advance reading provides participants with a common grounding in the international legal framework and human rights based approaches.

An indicative programme will be available in Autumn 2013, and will be up-dated in light of the profiles of confirmed 2014 participants.        


Application process: Please complete the application form below. Any queries can be addressed to, with 'M&E14' in the subject line.

The programme is non-residential. Participants will be provided with a range of accommodation options to choose from, including on-campus. See 2014  logistics details available here.

The programme fee is 1375 euro for payments received by 1 February 2014 -  covering tuition, materials, lunch and refreshments during the programme. The fee after that date is 1675 euro.        

Deadline for Applications:There is no formal deadline but priority is given to applicants confirmed before 1 March 2014. If you require an Irish visa, please allow at least 8 weeks for that application to be processed by the Irish authorities once your place has been confirmed.