Designing and Managing Evaluations for Development Projects

Enhance your technical skills and capacity to design and manage evaluations for improved social change.

Course Description

This course is aimed at evaluation practitioners and managers looking to up skill their evaluation skills. During this course you’ll improve your ability to conceptualize evaluations, implement a participatory evaluation, and use those evaluations to facilitate accountability and learning. This course is based on the utilization focused evaluations and the participatory evaluation design approach

Course Level: Intermediate

What you will learn

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Design different types of user focused evaluation
  • Develop an evaluation framework
  • Effectively select an evaluation approach (Qualitative, Quantitative, or Mixed Methods)
  • Identify and implement the correct sampling and data analysis methods
  • Use participatory processes to improve evaluations and learning

What the course will cover

Module 1: Introduction to evaluation design

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Module 2:  Defining what needs to be evaluated

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Module 3: Designing an evaluation (Technical perspective)

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Module 4: Designing an evaluation (Process perspective)

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Module 5: The evaluation journey from a management perspective

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Why train with us

Our methods are interactive and you will learn by applying concepts to real life case studies.  See more about our methodology here.

What you will receive: A certificate of attendance upon course completion, a manual, and a list of useful resources

Next public course:


Time commitment

17 – 28 October 2022

Virtual / In-person

2 Weeks

Inhouse Course

We can design an in-house course for you with case studies and exercises tailor made to your organisation and projects.

“Thanks again for the excellent training last month. It has made a significant difference in the way I think about the work I do and how to best understand planning, and linking objectives to activities in a meaningful way.”

Training Participant