Impact Evaluation with Elliot Stern

Impact Evaluation with Elliot Stern

Why are we obsessed with impact evaluation (IE)? To address this question Elliot Stern will discuss contemporary thinking on IE, and how IE has evolved in recent years. He will also explore what IE could offer to the sustainable development goals ‘agenda’, as an example of the challenges evaluating any complex, unpredictable and interconnected system.

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Planification, suivi & évaluation participatifs

Nous travaillons dans des contextes complexes et très dynamiques, où de nombreux acteurs sont impliqués et où nous avons à répondre à de nombreuses demandes. Guider nos initiatives de développement vers l’impact voulu signifie affronter les défis de ce contexte en constante transformation. L’objectif de cette formation de deux semaines est de renforcer votre aptitude
à jouer un rôle important dans une gestion orientée vers l’impact (GOI).

Gestion Orientée vers l' Impact

Suivi & Evaluation et Gestion Orientée vers l’Impact
Pour amener au changement désiré, vos initiatives de développement doivent être étroitement liées aux spécificités du contexte. Parce que ce contexte évolue, une bonne gestion doit être réactive et proactive. Des compétences et fonctions de Suivi & Evaluation (S&E) efficientes et pertinentes permettent d’activer la capacité à être réactif et proactif, alimentant à la fois une conception stratégique réfléchie et une exécution des interventions efficace, ceci en engageant les acteurs de manière appropriée. Le S&E devient alors central dans la navigation de ces contextes et appuie le fonctionnement de votre organisation. Ceci est l’essence même de la GOI. Cette formation interactive vous met au défi de transcrire le contenu du cours en une approche réalisable et appropriée à votre situation de travail.

Objectifs du cours

A la fin du cours:

  • Se familiariser avec l’approche de Gestion Orientée vers l’Impact dans sa glo- balité et savoir replacer votre système de S&E dans un contexte plus large.
  • Comprendre les éléments clés pour une Gestion Orientée vers l’Impact.
  • Renforcer certaines bases de la planification, suivi et évaluation (PSE), comme: réflexion stratégique, analyse de situation, théories de l’intervention, élaboration d’un système S&E, réflexion critique, facilitation de l’engagement des personnes, évaluation d’impact.
  • Pouvoir les points forts et les faiblesses de votre organisation en terme de GOI/PSE et préparer un plan d’action en conséquence.
  • Renforcer votre appartenance à un réseau de professionnels en PSE.

Qui peut participer?

Cette formation demande des connaissances et compétences de base du domaine et est destinée au personnel ayant des responsabilités en PSE ou dans la gestion et voulant amener des améliorations dans leur organisation, ainsi qu’aux consultants et facilitateurs offrant des services de PSE.

 

Participatory Program Design, Monitoring & Evaluation

Participatory Program Design, Monitoring & Evaluation

The training lays out a step by step process starting with how to engage key stakeholders: the people directly affected by the project, and the people you need to influence to make it happen. Then we identify ways to build participation into program design, planning, monitoring and evaluation - with practical tools at each step.  

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Introduction to M&E

Introduction to M&E

Managers participating in this course are expected to be familiar with basic monitoring and evaluation concepts and principles. It is also assumed that managers are responsible for the management of the implementation of monitoring and evaluation, at different levels within the respective Departments and are engaging with the outcomes approach to Monitoring and Evaluation.

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Evaluating Social Programs

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Graduate Certificate in Program Planning, Management, Monitoring & Evaluation

The certificate equips individuals with conceptual frameworks, technical skills, and supervised, project-based learning. Students are expected to come to the certificate program with one or more candidates for program evaluation in mind. Class members will consider objectives of their programs, the stake holders in each context, management and leadership skills needed to optimize program delivery, and the kinds of information and evidence that can be marshalled to monitor program delivery.

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A sound approach to Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) supports judicious management of resources and appropriate tools to measure progress and results of projects and programs. M&E supports the documentation of accountability and impact and answers questions related to how well a project, programme or policy is working. M&E is also critical to improving management. It can help identify the conditions under which a project/programme is likely to succeed or fail, serves as an early warning system for potentially difficult issues, and generate ideas for remedial actions.

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The Master in Development Evaluation and Management focuses on the efforts made by a wide range of public and private actors to promote development in low-income countries.

It provides a solid understanding of past and present aid policies of multilateral and bilateral donors, and of the major aid modalities and instruments deployed. The institutional characteristics of the actors involved –governments, community-based organisations, international NGOs, bilateral or multilateral donors – are analysed so as to attain a better understanding of processes and outcomes.

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Outcomes-based Monitoring and Evaluation Implementation

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Whether you work in agriculture, health, social change processes, natural resource management or value chain development: you want your initiative to make a difference. This means that it needs to connect appropriately to specific contexts.  You will be challenged to come up with a sound strategic design and effective operations; with M&E processes that help you navigate in a changing context; and with a way of engaging people meaningfully in these processes. This is the essence of managing for impact (M4I). In this course you will link the theory and concepts of the M4I approach and put M&E at the service of your core management processes. Your learning will be highly interactive; you will receive individual coaching by peers and course facilitators and will be challenged to translate the content to an approach thatis appropriate and feasible back home.

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