UKZN PMB Workshop in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

The week-long Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation took place from 17-21 September 2018 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus. McGoldrick Fellow Ms. Jesca Batidzirai (Cohort 1) led the organization effort. It was co-sponsored by

  • The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics
  • The University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • The Sub-Saharan Africa Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics Training
  • DELTAS Africa
  • The McGoldrick Professional Development Program in Public Health, operating under the aegis of HSPH and ARISE

The background of participants was quite heterogeneous, including analysts and managers from several different federal government organizations, from well-known NGOs & international organizations, and students from graduate programs at the University of Botswana.


This workshop had several co-instructors, listed above. They each taught several sessions over the course of the week, as described in the workshop schedule below.

The schedule for the UKZN M&E Workshop (September 2018). Practicums were hands-on Stata computing sessions, where participants learned how lecture content was used in data analysis.

Participant Feedback

After completing the week-long workshop, participants anonymously completed an exit survey, rating the course on several metrics as well as providing freeform feedback.

  • 100% said course met their expectations
  • 100% said they would recommend the course for others to take
  • 56% expressed interest in a longer offering of the course

Other Photos

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