Impact evaluation of policies, programmes and projects

Impact Evaluation Certification Programme

Impact evaluation of policies, programmes and projects

17 Ottobre–9 Dicembre 2022
Il corso è disponibile in English
Presentazione del corso

This tutor-based online certification programme provides a practical approach to design, conduct and interpret impact evaluations. It brings together researchers, evaluation experts and development practitioners in a collaborative and instructive online space. Are you ready to become a certified impact evaluation specialist?

Chi si iscrive a questo corso?

- Monitoring and evaluation specialists; - Independent evaluators; - Researchers; - Project coordinators and programme managers; - Donor staff appraising and evaluating projects and programmes; - Policy-makers; - Non-governmental organization officials involved in monitoring and evaluating.

What topics does this course cover?

Identify areas of improvement and brush up on your technical and managerial skills:

  • Evaluations of development cooperation impacts: the recurring dilemma of attribution versus contribution 
  • Quantitative and qualitative approaches to impact evaluations
  • Experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluation design
  • Contribution, correlation, and longitudinal studies to evaluate the impact
  • Methods of data collection, processing and analysis for impact evaluations
  • Managing and utilizing the impact evaluation for decision making and development of new knowledge
  • Economic analysis (cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses).
What will I learn?
  • A body of knowledge on theories of and approaches used to conduct impact evaluations of public policies, development programmes, and projects
  • Methodologies and approaches to design impact evaluation using both: qualitative and quantitative data based design
  • Criteria to decide which is the most appropriate impact evaluation methodology
  • A process to plan, operationalize, budget, and manage an impact evaluation.
What will I be able to do?

Work with your peers and expand your international network to access new resources, hone your skills and apply them immediately:

  • Identify and engage relevant stakeholders throughout the impact evaluation process using technical and soft skills
  • Select the most appropriate impact evaluation methodology to respond to the unique context of the intervention and to the prevailing constraints of data, time and money, and context.
  • Design a customised impact evaluation scheme for the unique context of a development intervention of your choice.
  • Build an operational plan to conduct the impact evaluation
  • Collect, process, and analyse data to evaluate impact using quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • Use impact evaluation results for informing decision-making and economic analyses.
​​​​​​​Why should I join?

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.

  • Data analysis and evaluation skills are essential to professionals working in the public and development sectors.
  • Employers that sponsor participants obtain the possibility to create an impact evaluation scheme for one of their development interventions.
  • Successful Participants receive a professional certification attesting their capacity to effectively design and conduct impact evaluation.
  • The programme was developed and is implemented by evaluation experts and practitioners, researchers and development cooperation managers.
  • Participatory activities include self-guided modules, webinars, online forum, practical assignments, individualized coaching, and tutoring.
  • Participants get permanent access to the e-Campus portal on impact evaluation, training material, and references.
​​​​​​​Detailed themes
  • General concepts and considerations for evaluation
  • Selecting the right approach and methodologies to design an impact evaluation
  • A step-by-step approach to designing an impact evaluation
  • Conceptualization of the impact evaluation scheme: purpose, scope, impact evaluation questions, and methodology
  • Plan and use data collection methods and data management in the context of impact evaluations
  • Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data to assess programme or project intervention causality
  • Organizing the impact evaluation: contracting and managing consultants
  • Reporting, dissemination, and use of impact evaluation conclusions
  • Engaging stakeholders in impact evaluations

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