Designed for students specialised in agronomy and other areas of agricultural and ecological sciences, this subject covers various methods of program evaluation required to formulate effective agricultural development strategies. Materials are drawn from international multidisciplinary projects targeting the agricultural sector, including those the subject coordinators are presently working on.
While knowledge of economics or advanced mathematics is not a prerequisite, basic knowledge in statistics is advantageous. This subject is UNSUITABLE for students specialised in economics and other areas of social sciences, who should look for more mathematics-driven courses offered elsewhere to understand the formal theory of program evaluation.
This subject is part of the ZEF-IPADS joint coursework initiative between Center for Development Studies (ZEF), the University of Bonn, and International Program in Agricultural Development Studies (IPADS), the University of Tokyo. All lectures are broadcast live from Bonn, Germany.