Planning and designing an internal and/or external project evaluation
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You can’t improve what you don’t evaluate!
This course focuses on internal and external project evaluation and presents how these tools are used to measure and improve the performance of projects. Participants work step by step on the process of designing and performing an evaluation.
After reviewing key management issues required to design an evaluation plan (i.e., Results-Based Management and Project Cycle), participants focus on the main concepts in the field of projects evaluation (i.e., founding principles, types and criteria).
The course then presents the phases and the steps of the evaluation process.
During the first steps – the design phase – specific focus is given to the definition of the evaluation questions, the identification of the resources, the reasons leading to the choice of an external or/and internal evaluator, and finally the preparation of the data collection.
As per the second phase – the conduction of the evaluation – participants work on how to organize the procedures for data collection, how to process and analyze data, and how to formulate recommendations that are feasible to implement.
Finally, participants look into activities related to the communication and sharing of the findings, as well as the way to incorporate in the project documents the corrective management actions.
This course is part of the Project Cycle Management curriculum:
- Needs Assessments (5 days)
- Planning, Programming and Monitoring Projects (5 days)
- Evaluating Projects (3 days)
Participants obtain a certificate in Project Cycle Management after attending the three courses. Each of these courses covers one main subject and can also be taken individually, leading to a course certificate.
For more information about Project Cycle Management, please see the overview of courses.
Who should attend
The application to the course is open to candidates that have previously followed the module on Planning, Programming and Monitoring projects (5 days). Exceptionally, and in condition to the approval of NGO Management School, the course is also open to participants with advanced project management skills.
This course is recommended for:
- Project/Programme evaluators
- Project/Programme managers
- Key field staff involved in monitoring, review and/or evaluation
- Managers supervising project evaluation related activities
- People who wish to join the non-for-profit sector
- Consultants working for NGOs
How you and your organisation will benefit – Learning Objectives
At the end of the course, participants are able to assess the opportunity, design and plan an internal or/and external project evaluation.
Course organisation and programme
The emphasis of this course is put on practice/exercises. It includes:
- Case studies
- Group work
- Role Play
A. Evaluation: The methodological context of evaluation
B. Evaluation: Key concepts
C. Evaluation: The process
Phase 1: Designing the evaluation
Phase 2: Conducting the evaluation
Phase 3: Using the evaluation findings
Interested in having this course conducted tailor-made for your organisation? Please contact us.