Monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects Learning from the past to give directions for the future
12-16 February 2018, Gouda, Netherlands
About the course
It might be desirable to support an organisational development process by documenting achievements and progress. This can be done through an evaluation process. The main purpose of an evaluation process is to learn from the past to find directions for the future. Learning arises from taking part in the whole process rather than from being presented for the end-results of the analysis and the recommendations by the consultants.
The focus of the course will be on planning and conducting participatory evaluations. The participant will learn how to involve diverse relevant stakeholders in setting indicators of success as well as describing strategies assumed to lead to certain results. In this way everyone involved develops a common language as well as a deeper understanding of the system at work. This enables the organisation to discuss results and reflect upon steps to take to improve the work. Learning arises from taking part in the whole process rather than from being presented for the end-results of the analysis and the recommendations by the evaluator.
The course will give you...
An understanding of participatory evaluation processes that ensures widespread learning
An insight on how to balance accountability and learning
An understanding of how to involve diverse stakeholders in the process.
An insight into the power of the right questions
Concrete methods to work with the results of the evaluation - feed-forward
A possibility to work on a tailor-made plan that fits your actual evaluation needs (selecting the right focus, involving stakeholders, planning the process and the follow-up)
An opportunity to receive coaching on your exact challenges in relation to carrying out the evaluation
The course fee for this four day course is 750 Euro, which can be almost fully covered by an Erasmus+ grant (plus travel and stay). Of course, our courses are open to anyone, also without Erasmus+ grants! Read more about this course here.