Technology for Monitoring & Evaluation Diploma

Learn New Skills

Build Your Network

Grow Your Career

An educational track designed for you...

Whether you’re a working professional or a recent college graduate looking for an alternative to grad school, we have a track that's right for you.

Our 16-week diploma program is designed to give you the technical skills and real world experience you need to succeed in your career and make an impact in the world.

Learn New Skills

Now, more than ever, social sector organizations are all looking for the same thing: to hire people who can help them quantify, qualify, and communicate their impact. By earning a diploma in Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation, you'll gain the practical skills needed to make an immediate impact in any organization.

You’ll learn to design relevant and robust surveys, set-up and manage powerful dashboards, visualize data with tools like Tableau, author SMS campaigns with RapidPro, do things in Excel you never thought possible, and so much more. Make yourself indispensable today!

Build Your Network

Join a network of over 5,000 experts and peers engaged in inspiring work in all corners of the world. Our alumni represent over 1,500 of the leading organizations in international development, public health, conservation, humanitarian response, poverty alleviation, and more.

Looking for that dream job? We think the concept of career services needs a complete overhaul. We’ll pair you up with a career advisor, work with you on building a portfolio, help you refine your interview and networking skills, host exclusive events with employers, and work tirelessly behind the scenes to place you at the right organization. All for a fraction of the price of grad school.

Grow Your Career

Looking to start your career in international development or social good?

Already working for an organization, but hoping to advance your role?

Don’t want to spend a fortune on graduate school?

No matter where you are in your career, our Technology for Monitoring & Evaluation diploma program is a flexible and innovative way for you to start or grow your career without going into debt or dedicating two years to school full-time.



Working Professional Experience

Alternative Grad School Experience




All Three Diploma Track Courses
5 days in Washington D.C.
Unlimited Office Hours
3 months
6 months
Access to On-Demand Courses
One Year
M&E Conference
1 General Admission Ticket
1 VIP Ticket
1:1 Mentorship Program with TechChange CEO
Portfolio Development
Career Services
Application Deadline
Rolling (new courses start every month)
Rolling (new courses start every month)


Facilitated Online Courses

Enroll in our three flagship facilitated courses that each offer a unique blend of live events and self-paced content. Each course is four weeks long and features live interviews with leading experts, interactive simulations with like-minded peers, and a flexible and interactive learning experience.

Office Hours

Take advantage of personalized one-on-one access to course facilitators and guest experts with weekly virtual office hours.

On-Demand Courses

Gain access to our exclusive library of self-paced courses on topics like: Excel for Data Visualization and R for Statistical Analysis. Our on-demand courses integrate game mechanics and simulations to keep things fun and engaging as you learn at your own pace.

Career Services

Get paired with a personal TechChange job placement specialist who will provide you with all kinds of career counseling and support and work with you to land the job of your dreams. (AGS Program)

Portfolio Development

Feature your completed portfolio work on the TechChange website and share it with the larger TechChange community. (AGS Program)

Annual Conference

Participate in an annual conference in Washington, D.C.! This conference (more like a series of skills workshops) is designed to help our alumni stay current with the latest digital trends in international development.

TechChange is proud to partner with the following organizations


Student Testimonial: Mira Gupta

TechChange alumna Mira Gupta talks about the insights and community she gained from her TechChange experience.

Student Testimonials

With an ever changing M&E landscape, a course like TC111: Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation helps build a solid foundation upon which an organization can enhance and create a more dynamic and data driven M&E framework.

- Roderick Besseling, Cordaid

This is the course that landed me a Monitoring and Evaluation consultancy job with Jhpiego as I approached the interview room with much tech knowledge and courage beyond the M&E knowledge I had from my GHC fellowship. It’s a go-to course for every M&E practitioner.

- Ladislas Hibusu, Jhpiego, Global Health Corps

I hadn’t expected the course to be so interactive – modeled around a unique social network that gave the participants an opportunity to interact both in and out of the class. I was pleasantly surprised by the flexibility of the course as well – as it was easy to participate whenever I had the time in between my travels and full-time job.

- Julienne, Graduate Student

Guest Experts

Learn from our community of leading experts in technology and social change. Sample guest experts and mentors include:

Vanessa Corlazzoli

Search for Common Ground

Vanessa Corlazzoli is an international monitoring and evaluation expert specialized in qualitative participatory methodology. She is currently Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Manager for Search for Common Ground and leads a global team of eight technical staff.

Kerry Bruce

Social Impact

Kerry Bruce is the Executive Vice President for Programs at Social Impact. Kerry provides overall leadership and oversight of all of Social Impact's technical divisions including Performance Evaluation, Impact Evaluation, Strategy Performance and Capacity Building, Program Management, and Business Development.

Zara Rahman

School of Data

Zara is based in Berlin, Germany, and, among other research work, leads work on School of Data’s Fellowship scheme, working to build up data literacy among civil society and journalists around the world.

Christopher Robert

Dobility, Inc

Christopher Robert is CEO of Dobility, Inc., a technology start-up dedicated to a social mission: to promote more and better research and analysis in the world by providing affordable, human-usable technology. He is a technology veteran who took a decade off from technology to live in the developing world, get three degrees in public policy, and become a development economist.

Leslie Sage


Leslie Sage is the Director of Data Science at DevResults, a software company that helps foreign aid organizations measure and improve their effectiveness. She has implemented DevResults’ data management software for use in over 60 countries by clients who oversee billion-dollar international development operations.

Collin Sullivan


Collin Sullivan is Human Rights Outreach Associate at Benetech. Collin provides training and support to current and prospective Martus users, including remotely and via field visits.

Frequently Asked Questions

In 2010, we launched TechChange with the aim of not only being able to provide training in technical skills and strategies, but to do it by building a new model for online learning. One that was collaborative, inclusive, and global in nature. One that took advantage of the latest in web and browser-based technologies to allow professionals in every corner of the world to dynamically interact with content, and with each other to share ideas and hone skills in a space where borders were no boundary. One that worked for individuals, communities, and organizations alike. We’re proud to say that we’ve designed an online learning model that does just that, and is used by people all over the world working to respond to disasters, confront global health challenges, build financial literacy skills, create social enterprises, and so much more. By participating in TechChange’s Diploma Track, you’ll gain the practical experience that often isn’t inherent in a program run by a traditional university along with a strong professional network in a field that you are choosing to immerse yourself in. Regardless of where you are in the world, you’ll feel connected and engaged with fellow participants, facilitators, and experts in an intimate way that massive open online courses can’t provide.
TechChange offers the opportunity to enroll in the diploma track two times a year. The Fall semester begins September 12th, with the Spring term beginning mid-January. Participants may take courses out of order and in different semesters for up to a year.
A career in international development is rewarding in so many ways, but the financial burden of graduate school can be very crippling when it comes time to decide whether to pay off debt, or to go after a dream job helping people. On one hand, our alternative experience provides specialized education in an area you are choosing to gain expertise in at a fraction of the cost and time required by traditional post-graduate programs. The alternative graduate school experience is designed to be taken instead of, or in addition to a graduate degree. The track includes personalized mentorship, a hands-on, guided capstone project, portfolio development, and tailored job placement services in addition to the features included in the working professional experience. This option will launch in January of 2016. Request more information above.
No, travel is not included, but we’re happy to help you think through options as you plan your trip to DC!
Yes. We’ve curated these courses specifically for this track in order to prepare participants for a career in Monitoring and Evaluation. The combination of the three provides a comprehensive understanding beyond the focus of each individual course, differentiating the diploma from a certificate of course completion. Participants must complete all facilitated courses and submit a final project in order to earn their diplomas.
We recommend spending roughly seven to nine hours a week for each facilitated course. On-Demand courses take between half an hour to two hours to complete, while live events, final projects, office hours, and simulations add additional time. The track is designed to be taken over the course of sixteen weeks in the same way a semester runs, but we understand that both pre-scheduled and surprise conflicts can come up. To help alleviate the stress that comes with making this kind of long-term commitment, our learning model is flexible and you have up to a year to complete the track.
In addition to the technical skills and knowledge you’ll pick up from your participation in the diploma track, joining the TechChange community will help expose you to an array of opportunities for professional development. TechChange has a fantastic network of partners, clients, alumni, and human resources that will become a part of your personal network as you complete your diploma. We have over 6,000 alumni representing 170+ countries and 1,300 organizations of all sizes, including UNICEF, the World Bank, USAID, Ashoka, and the State Department. Some of the smaller shops include the Malaria Consortium, Futures Group, Vera Solutions and more. TechChange has been fortunate enough to have some of these organizations sign on to be employment partners specifically for this diploma track.
Yes. For the Working Professional program participants can choose to make up to three payments. The program cost is $995 USD, and if you choose not to pay in full each payment is due the week before the next course in the program begins. For the Alternative Graduate School Experience TechChange is exploring which options make the most sense, so for the time being an advisor will work through payment plan discussions with applicants.

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