This module provides a theoretical perspective and practical skills and training on evaluation of sustainable development, with reference to the current shift in international development from millennium development goals to sustainable development goals. Students will gain insight in the origins of the concept of sustainable development and its translation into multilateral environmental agreements. The module provides a wide range of options for evaluation of sustainable development and aims to enable students to identify and select evaluative strategies and techniques to tackle sustainable development policies, programmes and interventions at different levels and scales. Students are encouraged to reach a systematic understanding of environmental, societal and economic processes of change to enable them to apply specific solutions to evaluation challenges. The module will critically reflect on how evidence on sustainability can be presented to different audiences and to stakeholders and decision makers.
Professor Rob D. van den Berg
20 hours (10 x 2 hrs) of lectures and discussions
Module assessment - more information
One 4,000 word essay