This training course will take Theory of Change as a point of departure for exploring different tools and approaches of evaluation, focusing on what steps are needed for a sound and quality evaluation, in terms of techniques, methodological choices and organisational capacity.
After this training, participants will be able to:
- Develop an evaluation approach taking the Theory of Change as point of departure
- Write qualitative Terms of Reference for evaluations
- Assess the quality of evaluation reports
- Assess and know how to strengthen the evaluation capacity within the own organization
- Distinguish different types and objectives of evaluation
- Develop arguments for choosing the ‘right’ evaluation methods
The workshop is an opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in an intense learning process of 4 days. An important characteristic of this training is that it combines theory and hands-on practice. Participants will try out and translate the learnt content immediately for their own organisation during the workshop.
The training is residential and English will be the working language.
The workshop targets Italian and European NGOs, more specifically project and programme coordinators, decision-makers and leading officers, and staff abroad responsible for or involved in the management of projects or programmes.
It is preferred that participation takes place in “pairs” i.e. a headquarter based staff member together with a staff member of the local NGO or a partner.
To facilitate the participation of the NGOs’ local partners, CCI will cover full board and lodging costs during the training and apply a reduced participation fee.
Knowledge of project management is preferable.
Good knowledge of English is required.
Sunday, 15th of September | h 10.30 – 17.30
Introduction to the programme and getting to know each other
Learning objectives and expectations
Different types of evaluation and evaluation approaches
Monday, 16th of September | h 09.00 – 17.30
Evaluation and the Theory of Change – Contribution analysis
Writing qualitative Terms of Reference
Tuesday, 17th of September | h 09.00 – 17.30
Choosing the right methodologies for evaluation
How to guarantee the quality of evaluation reports
Use and communication of evaluation results
Wednesday, 18th of September | h 09.00 – 17.00
Assessing and strengthening the evaluation capacity within their own organisation
Action plan for the future
Evaluation of the course
Nancy Jaspers, Trainer and Consultant at Humanya
Michela Bortoli, Centro per la Cooperazione Internazionale
Sandra Endrizzi, Centro per la Cooperazione Internazionale
Marina Trentin, ChangeLab
Michela Bortoli, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra Endrizzi, email@example.com – Tel. +39 0461 1828626