The 2019 Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) Short Courses began with the introduction of a much-sought after course, Executive Leadership in Monitoring and Evaluation, (M&E). The short course in Monitoring and Evaluation is targeted at public and private sector executives and seeks to bridge the gap between theory and practice. The course covers concepts and tools for monitoring and evaluating public and private sector development programmes.

Welcoming participants to the maiden course on Monday, 13th May, 2019 at the ISSER Conference Facility, Dr. Simon Bawakyillenuo, Head of Statistics and Survey Division at ISSER who stood in for the Director, Prof Felix Asante, wished participants well in their study. He stated that experience from the workings of the Measuring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Unit of ISSER shows the need to deepen the Learning aspect of the work of the Unit, hence the inclusion, for the first time, of Monitoring and Evaluation in the Short Courses Programme. 

Dr. David Ameyaw, Lead Facilitator of the Executive Leadership Programme in Monitoring and Evaluation for Public and Private Sectors course and Adjunct Scholar at ISSER assured participants of a good interaction and an active learning session.    

The course leads the pack of other short courses lined up in the coming weeks: Research Methodology and Report Writing, Data Management and Analysis, Project Cycle Management and Survey Techniques Using Capi and Nvivo.

The ISSER team: Dr. Simon Bawakyillenuo, Dr. David Ameyaw, Dr. Cynthia Addoquaye Tagoe who is Short Courses Coordinator, and Ms. Eccles Andoh the Administrative Secretary, briefed participants and assured them they would reap the full benefits and more.  The team also congratulated the first batch of the Monitoring and Evaluation course.

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