The aim of impact evaluation is to assess the relevance and effectiveness of a project, programme or public policy in bringing about a desired change in the well-being of the target population, and to measure improvements in pre-defined indicators in the sector concerned that can be attributed to the development intervention. An evaluation is usually undertaken during a defined period subsequent to an intervention, using a variety of techniques, including counterfactual impact, that measure/compare the results achieved with what would have happened (to the beneficiaries) had the project/programme intervention not taken place. Participants will be assisted in performing an impact evaluation of a selected project (case study), putting into practice what they have learned on the course.
This workshop targets technical specialists responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes, as well as officials from planning ministries, the UN and NGOs. The course is also intended to meet the needs of social partners engaged in the design and implementation of development projects and programmes. Members of the research community contributing to the design, implementation and evaluation of development programmes are also invited to participate.