Evaluation workshops


We provide training on all aspects of evaluation. This includes implementation, process and formative evaluation. We provide a framework for thinking about evaluation and take participants through the step-by-step process of planning an evaluation. We have been involved in teaching evaluation to thousands of workshop participants and post-graduate students including program management, program staff, policy analysts and evaluators. 

Our workshops are fast-paced, entertaining, informative and responsive to the needs of participants. We use direct presentations, role-plays, group and individual exercises and adapt each workshop to the particular needs and interests of the participants in the room and use examples provided by them.

Agenda (modified depending on participants)

  • What is programme evaluation?
  • Evaluation stakeholder management
  • Understanding the theory behind evaluation (relationship between planning, monitoring and evaluation, attribution, policy and political context of evaluation etc.) 
  • Identifying what the programme being evaluated consists of
  • Identifying key evaluation questions (including implementation, process, impact and summative evaluation questions)
  • Identifying what monitoring data is available 
  • Assessing the appropriateness, feasibility, affordability and credibility of the seven impact evaluation design types
  • Identifying evaluation projects designed to answer the evaluation questions
  • Evaluation management, risk-management and budgeting
  • Communicating evaluation results
  • Being strategic about evaluation - selecting evaluation topics based on their relevance to future decision-making
  • Relationship between evaluation and other strategic, performance management and reporting systems and processes.

Evaluation course participant's feedback:

Very enlightening. Has made things very clear. 
I found this day exciting. It’s been wonderful.
Enjoyed the practical implementation and knowledge from your model of evaluation. Has definitely exceeded my expectations. 
Excellent format, pace and delivery style. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us all.

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