Mini SHIPDET program is modeled after the SHIPDET program, featuring the core contents of basic SHIPDET training modules, though in a more compact manner and more adapted to the Chinese context compared with the SHIPDET international offering. It was first launched in 2009 in cooperation with the National Development and Reform Commission of China and was organized annually since 2009. The course introduces the fundamental theories, approaches, tools and processes of M&E for the purpose of enhancing the awareness of and knowledge in M&E on the part of grassroots-level officials and program officers for better evidence-based policymaking at all levels of government. In addition to the core content on evaluation, the course also includes other learning modules on PPP policy implications, performance-based budgeting reform, experience sharing from Shanghai municipal finance bureau, etc.
Target participants and instructors
The 2016 mini SHIPDET course will be held on June 27-July 1, 2016 at Shanghai National Accounting Institute, P.R.China. It targets 50 grassroots level government officials and program officers from six western provinces of China, i.e. Sichuan, Gansu, Guizhou, Inner Mongolia, Guangxi, and Xinjiang. The core instructors of the course compose of professors from Top Chinese universities and research institutes as well as officials and professionals working on evaluation from coastal cities of China.
Content and tentative agenda
The one-week course will be conducted in Chinese. The tentative agenda is also prepared in Chinese. Delivery consists of instructor presentations, case studies, classroom exercises and etc. Modules include: Theories and developments on international development evaluation; performance evaluation of investment projects; performance-based budgeting reform; PPP policy implications; experience sharing from Shanghai municipal finance bureau; macroeconomic analysis; etc.