Information and communication technologies (ICT) are widely believed to be important potential levers to introduce and sustain education reform efforts. Despite evidence of increasingly widespread use of ICTs in education initiatives around the world, however, there is little guidance available for policy makers and donor staff specifically targeted at countries contemplating the use of ICTs to help countries meet the education-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT in Education Projects: A Handbook for Developing Countries explores the following topics:
Chapter 3. Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
Chapter 4. Capacity Building and Management
Chapter 6. Dos and Don'ts in Monitoring and Evaluation
Written in a concise, easy-to-read format, Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT in Education Projects: A Handbook for Developing Countries is intended as a quick introduction and guide for busy policymakers and practitioners grappling with how to understand and assess the ICT-related investments underway in the education sector. It is believed that this short but comprehensive work is the first of its kind focusing specifically on the needs of developing countries in this area, and it is hoped that its publication will help to catalyze similar efforts in this emerging field.