B5. Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Protection Systems (in cooperation with Maastricht University) (1,5 ECTS)

About this training

Location: Heidelberg, Germany/ Maastricht, Netherlands

Duration: 1 week - time frame coming soon

The goal of this course is to train participants in public policy monitoring and evaluation. The course starts with an overview of the policy process and the actors that are involved in it. The course highlights the role of policy analysis from the beginning, covering a range of different strategies and approaches. Unique about this course is the strong focus on training applicable skills. Participants take part in skill sessions, learning how to write policy memos, to structure policy problems, to forecast and identify potential policy outcome and to identifiy preferred policies to be implemented. During excerises, participants practice to conduct data analysis, to evaluate methods quantitavely and qualitatively and to present policy analysis.

Social Protection and Social Security

Interested in learning applicable skills in the field of social protection? Our course offering covers everything from health insurance and pension systems to policy implementation and monitoring. By partnering with the University of Maastricht, the German Pension Fund and AOK International Consulting, we are able to disseminate the knowledge of a range of experts. Participants can sign up for individual face-to-face and online courses, or complete our Certificate in Social Protection. 

Learning Objectives
  • Practical introduction to how public policy is analyzed.
  • Develop the skills required to define and critically analyze policy issues,
  • Decide on relevant decision-making criteria for policy analysis,
  • Evaluate alternative solutions
  • Monitoring and evaluation of implemented policies,
  • Assess the means and costs of implementation
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to social protection cases.
Teaching and Assessment

This course will take place at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health.

The course material will be covered in a mixture of lectures, seminars and group activities. Lectures will be held by both faculty of the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health and faculty of the Maastricht School of Governance. In addition, we are planning a visit to a relevant public health institution.

Assessment: In order to receive a certificate, participants take a short test at the end of the course and participate in a group activity.


Prerequisites: This course is held in English. Fluency in English (Reading, Speaking and Writing) is required.

Registration Period: Registration will close on July 30th, 2021. 

Price: 750€


Location: Heidelberg, Germany/ Maastricht, Netherlands

Participants of our face-to-face courses get the opportunity to live and study in Heidelberg, Germany. Nestled between two mountains on the Neckar river, Heidelberg is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful German towns. Each year, nearly 12 million visitors come to see attractions like the historic town center and the romantic Heidelberg castle.
Our lectures take place at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, which is part of Heidelberg University. Founded in 1386, Heidelberg University is the oldest University in Germany. Its student population of 30,000 give Heidelberg a young vibe that is best experienced in the many restaurants, eateries and bars across town.
While we don’t provide housing ourselves, we can help course participants find student accommodation at the University. Please contact us directly for more information.
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