Course Overview

There is an increasing demand from funding agencies and implementing partners alike to conduct evaluation missions to assess projects’ performance as well as to capture and report on project’s outcomes. Valid assessment of the outcomes or impact of a social program is among the most challenging evaluation tasks, but also one of the most important.

Evaluation is first and foremost a reality test, a learning mechanism that provides feedback on the results of action in relation to prior objectives, plans, expectations or standards of performance. Evaluation missions and reports help Development Aid Partners to assess the quality of their development projects, ensure that results are achieved, and to promote learning.

The course provides an overview of how to run and manage evaluation mission more effectively by walking participants through the evaluation process step-by-step starting from the preparation and issuance of the evaluation terms of reference till the submission of evaluation reports and sharing of lessons learned. The course will also cover the application of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) evaluation criteria of relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability.  The course will also place special attention to issues related to the measurement of outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will learn the various types of evaluation and their uses
  • Understand the terms and application of the OECD/DAC evaluation criteria
  • Increased understanding around the monitoring and evaluation of outcomes and impact
  • Increased knowledge on how to design and manage an effective evaluation process, how to close the learning loop and ensure results are used for improvement

Additional Information

  • This training course of instruction and practice is delivered over 2-days (12 hours). 
  • It is an Intermediate - Advanced level course, it is advised to take the Foundation Level course beforehand if you're not an experienced M&E Officer
  • Presentations, training course materials and handouts are in English 
  • Trainers are bilingual: English/Arabic

10 thoughts on “Evaluation of Development Projects”

  1. I’d like to know the difference between the foundation and advanced levels of M&E course and how can I know which of them will suit my.

    1. Dear Yara; Thanks for your interest in our Monitoring and Evaluation courses. As for the foundation level, it tackles the basic knowledge that any M&E officer should know such as Results Chain, indicator and how to set M&E system in your organization as well as Evaluation types and DAC criteria. The Advanced level tackles deeper knowledge such E-monitoring and how to use M&E in communication and Impact Evaluation. You can not go to advanced M&E before having the previously mentioned background. Thanks and kind regards

    1. Dear Lamia,
      Our next round is on 5 & 6 November 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
      Place: at our office at 50 Shooting Club Street, Dokki, Giza
      Deadline: 20 October 2017
      Thank you

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