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Wolfgang Meyer

Instructor
Assistant Professor at Saarland University

Meyer, Wolfgang, born 1959 in Ludwigshafen/Rh, Germany. Assistant Professor at Saarland University; Adjunct Professor at UTAMU, Kampala, Uganda; Dr. phil. at TU Chemnitz. He studied Sociology and Political Science at University of Mannheim. Since 1998 he is scientific assistant at the Institute for Sociology at Saarland University; since 2002 senior scientist at the Center for Evaluation (CEval) and since 2009 Vice-director of CEval. He is founding member of the German Evaluation Society (DeGEval) and had been speaker of DeGEval’s Environmental Evaluation Working Group (2002-2010); member of European Evaluation Society (since 2008) and since 2016 speaker of Thematic Working Group II Evaluating Sustainable Development. He had been involved in more than 40 Evaluation projects. He works as University lecturer in two Master of Evaluation Programs (MABLE, MEVAL) and as evaluation trainer in various training programs (e.g. EASY-ECO, FEEZ, FOCEVAL, IPDET). Publications on evaluations in several languages, see for complete list: www.ceval.de.

Courses and workshops

[CLOSED] Monitoring and evaluating the SDGs: Challenges and proposed solutions
In the light of the Agenda 2030, the development of a coherent M&E System for SDGs, linked to national development priorities and plans, has become a priority. The workshop introduces key elements of evaluating sustainable development, based on (complex) systems and transformative thinking, and how these can be implemented in monitoring and evaluation systems. It offers some first solutions and discusses its practicability in various contexts.
Instructor(s)Wolfgang Meyer
Recommended forEvaluators, Practitioners
LevelIntroductory
II-c: Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Systems in Organizations
An M&E system within an organization aims at ensuring the quality of the work of the organization and to increase its overall steering capability. The workshop covers the necessary requirements, like M&E policy, a structural anchoring of M&E, a regulatory framework, quality assurance, a budget, qualified personnel, defined mechanisms for stakeholder participation and for the use of evaluation results.
Instructor(s)Reinhard Stockmann, Wolfgang Meyer
Recommended forManagement, Practitioners, Comissioners, Evaluators
LevelSpecialized
I-e: Monitoring and evaluating the SDGs: Challenges and proposed solutions
In the light of the Agenda 2030, the development of a coherent M&E System for SDGs, linked to national development priorities and plans, has become a priority. The workshop introduces key elements of evaluating sustainable development, based on (complex) systems and transformative thinking, and how these can be implemented in monitoring and evaluation systems. It offers some first solutions and discusses its practicability in various contexts.
Instructor(s)Wolfgang Meyer
Recommended forEvaluators, Practitioners
LevelSpecialized
Core Course
The Core Course provides a comprehensive overview of what is evaluation and how to do it. Combining lectures, classroom activities, theory, and practice, the core course is structured to offer daily peer learning opportunities through small groups and using real-world evaluation examples.
Instructor(s)Wolfgang Meyer, Reinhard Stockmann, Lycia Lima, Candice Morkel, Stefanie Krapp
Recommended forEvaluators, Comissioners, Management, Parlamentarians, Policy Makers, Practitioners