Kimon Schneider: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

NameMr Kimon Schneider
Address
Professur für Entwicklungsökonomie
ETH Zürich, CLD B 5
Clausiusstrasse 37
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
E-mailkimon.schneider@nadel.ethz.ch
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
865-0000-01LPlanning and Monitoring of Projects
Only for CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.

ETH doctoral students working on topics related to poverty reduction in low- and middle income countries may also be admitted.

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
2 credits3GK. Schneider
AbstractThe course provides a deeper understanding of the methodological foundations of results-oriented planning and steering of development projects. Together with the participants, we reflect on the situation-specific application of instruments for project planning and the development of a monitoring system, which makes it possible to adapt and steer projects.
ObjectiveThe course participants are able to describe the processes and concepts of project planning and monitoring using the correct technical terminology, to initiate an analysis of the initial situation, to elaborate a monitoring system, and to adaptively steer the implementation of projects.
Content- Basic concepts of result-oriented project management
- Instruments and resources for project planning, including the elaboration of a "logframe matrix" and results chain
- Instruments and resources for project monitoring, and for the development of a monitoring system, including indicators to assess objectives achievement and steer the Project
- 'Write' and structure results-oriented Project reports
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents of the course must fulfill requirements specified on the homepage of NADEL.
865-0000-06LImpact Evaluations in Practice
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.

ETH doctoral students working on topics related to poverty reduction in low- and middle income countries may also be admitted.

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
2 credits3GI. Günther, A. Rom, K. Schneider
AbstractThe course gives an introduction to the most important methods for rigorous impact analysis of development programs and projects. The course is designed to both cover the most fundamental methods of impact analysis and introduce real world case studies from national, international and non-governmental development organizations and asks how rigorous impact analysis has influenced their policies.
ObjectiveParticipants understand the most important methods of impact analysis. They are able to conduct small scale studies to evaluate the impact of their own programs as well as manage larger impact evaluations for their organizations. Participants are able to use the results of own and external impact studies.
ContentIntroduction to rigorous impact analysis; Case studies and their policy implications; Introduction to the required statistical knowledge; Potentials and limitations of quantitative analysis; Experimental and quasi-experimental methods; Relevant and feasible indicators for the measurement of outcomes and impacts; Data collection and analysis; Project management of an impact analysis.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents of the course must fulfil requirements specified on the homepage of NADEL. Electronic registration may be done only after registration with NADEL secretariate.
865-0064-00LDecolonizing Aid Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.
Doctoral students dealing with empirical research in the area of development and cooperation (EZA) may be admitted "sur Dossier".

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
2 credits3GK. Schneider, L. Hensgen
AbstractThe course is designed to increase awareness of how cultural perceptions and power structures have influenced society and our understanding of and practice in aid. It promotes alternatives to aid as linear and progressive Eurocentric narrative. The course draws on different theoretical perspectives and scrutinizes practical examples of aid interventions and similar initiatives.
ObjectiveThe course goes beyond awareness raising of personal cultural characteristics and recognizing cultural values within development concepts. It unfolds traces of colonialism and power structures in day to day live and the aid industry. It promotes searching and initiating alternatives to aid as a Eurocentric narrative. Participants get familiar with different theoretical perspectives on decoloniality and scrutinize practical examples of aid interventions and similar initiatives.
Content- Decolonialism key terms and concepts
- Conceptions of and alternatives to development (cooperation)
- Cultural (self-​)awareness, diversity
- The role of culture in aid / development cooperation
- Implications of decolonialism for aid policy making and practice