Donor agencies and development implementing partners alike are mandated to conduct mid-term, final evaluation and impact evaluation missions among others to report and assess whether their funded development projects have achieved the agreed upon objectives in one hand while capturing valuable lessons learned on the other. A valid assessment of the outcomes of developmental programs is among the most challenging tasks due to the on-the-ground challenges, changing context, multiple stakeholders’ involvement, ownership, project delivery methods etc. 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.
The two days training workshop provides an overview of how to plan, manage and report evaluation missions more effectively. The trainer will walk-participants-through the evaluation process starting from the preparation and issuance of the evaluation terms of reference till the submission of the evaluation report and sharing lessons learned. Evaluation missions need to be planned carefully and sequentially for a valuable, meaningful and successful evaluation efforts thereafter. The course will introduce Development Assistance Committee (DAC) evaluation criteria including relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability.
- Participants will learn the various types of evaluation reports and their usages
- Increased understanding and linkages between the DAC evaluation criteria, project design and results chain
- Increased capacity to plan and manage evaluation missions more systematically including increased understanding of various, milestones and deliverables
- This course is an intermediate to advanced level
- The course will use real-life case studies and templates
- The course will be highly interactive
- Presentations, training course materials and handouts are in English
- Trainers are bi-lingual English / Arabic