15 – 16.12.2011 | EADI: Masterclass on Evaluations in Development Cooperation – free spaces available

As an interactive workshop, this Masterclass will focus on key aspects of evaluation in the context of development projects and programs. Training participants will be able to discuss tasks to conduct during an evaluation in the planning, implementation and reporting phase.

Methodological as well as organizational aspects will be highlighted. Exercises during the workshop will facilitate practical skills-building for participants’ future work. Examples will illustrate the training content and will cover evaluations with the focus on measuring impacts.

Trainer

The trainer will be Mrs. Nicola Reade-Soh, a freelance consultant with six years of experience in the field of evaluation & training in development cooperation. Her special interest lies in impact evaluation and results based monitoring. During her time working at the Center for Evaluation she acquired solid practical and theoretical experience in conducting impact evaluations using quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and applying rigorous evaluation designs. She has worked in various sectors such as education, vocational training, water, health, natural resources, energy, forestry and in various countries such as China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Thailand, Uganda, USA, Vietnam, Zambia.

Dates: 15 – 16 December 2011

Location: Kaiser-Friedrich-Strasse 13, Bonn

 

Program

Day 1: 09:00 – 18:00

09:00 – 09:30   Introduction, Workshop Overview

09:30 -11:00  What is Evaluation?

  • Reasons for Evaluating
  • Ex-ante, ongoing, ex-post Evaluation
  • Evaluation Criteria
  • Discussion & Presentation

11:00 – 11:20  Coffee

11:20 – 12:45  Evaluation Designs

  • Focus of Evaluations: Processes, Goals, Impacts, System?
  • Evaluation Designs & Approaches

12:45 – 13:30  Lunch

13:30 – 15:00  Group Work & Discussion: Evaluation Design

15:00 – 15:20  Coffee

15:20 – 17:00  Quality Standards for Evaluation

  • Requirements for the Evaluator
  • Evaluation Planning & Process
  • Data Collection
  • Reporting
  • Discussion & Presentation

17:00 – 18:00  Recap & Outlook

Day 2: 08:30 – 16:00

8:30 – 10:30 The Evaluation Cycle: Steps to follow and tasks to conduct during the evaluation process

  • Planning Stage
  • Implementation Stage
  • Analysis & Reporting Stage
  • Discussion & Presentation

10:30 – 10:50 Coffee

10:50 – 12:30 Group Work & Discussion: Evaluation Steps

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:40 Planning Evaluation Ressources – What to Consider

  • Frame
  • Calculation of Days
  • Further Expenses to Calculate
  • Discussion & Presentation

14:40 – 15:00 Coffee

15:00 – 15:30 Group Work & Discussion: Planning Evaluation Resources

15:30 – 16:00 Recap & Final Questions

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