The purpose of an impact evaluation is to assess the relevance and effectiveness of a project, programme, or public policy that aims to bring about a positive change in the well-being or conditions of a target population and to measure improvements based on predefined indicators.
Impact evaluations measure change using indicators and analyse whether the change can be attributed to the development intervention. This type of impact evaluation is usually undertaken over a defined time frame following an intervention, using a variety of techniques, including approaches based on qualitative or quantitative data -- counterfactual -- that measure/compare the results achieved with what would have happened to beneficiaries if the project/programme intervention had not taken place.
Prior to being awarded the certification, participants will design and plan an impact evaluation of the intervention of their choice and put into practice what they have learned throughout the programme.
The certification programme is intended for technical specialists responsible for monitoring and evaluating, as well as officials from ministries of planning, the United Nations, and NGOs. The programme has been designed to meet the needs of social partners and other decision-makers involved in the design and evaluation of public policies. Members of the research community involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of development programmes are also invited to participate.
Identify areas of improvement and brush up on your technical and managerial skills:
Work with your peers to hone your skills and put them to use right away:
This course is delivered through distance learning and deployed on the ITCILO e-campus. It frees you from the classroom and gives you the flexibility to complete the learning modules at your own pace and to carry-through weekly assignment within your schedule.