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IPDET Online Workshops 2020

[2020] Fundamentals of Rigorous Impact Evaluation: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask
This workshop provides answers to `everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask’ about rigorous quantitative (experimental and quasi-experimental) impact evaluation: concepts, methods, scope and limitations.
Instructor(s)Claudia Maldonado
Recommended forEvaluators, Comissioners, Policy Makers, Practitioners
[2020] Blue Marble Evaluation
Blue Marble Evaluation provides a framework for developing, adapting, and evaluating major systems change initiatives involving complex networks of stakeholders. It is designed to tackle problems outside the reach of traditional evaluation practice.
Instructor(s)Michael Patton
Recommended forEvaluators, Policy Makers, Practitioners
[2020] Monitoring and evaluating the SDGs: Challenges and proposed solutions
In the light of the Agenda 2030, the development of a coherent M&E System for SDGs, linked to national development priorities and plans, has become a priority. The workshop introduces key elements of evaluating sustainable development, based on (complex) systems and transformative thinking, and how these can be implemented in monitoring and evaluation systems. It offers some first solutions and discusses its practicability in various contexts.
Instructor(s)Wolfgang Meyer
Recommended forEvaluators, Practitioners
[2020] Digital Analytics for Monitoring and Evaluation
How does one make sense of this new digital data, utilizing data science methods while adhering to rigorous evaluation protocols? This workshop provides a thorough grounding in developing a robust M&E approach for digital projects and revising existing workflows in response to the unique digital environment. Participants practice data analysis for large digital datasets and discuss how to incorporate these techniques in programmatic Evaluations.
Instructor(s)Kecia Bertermann, Claudia Abreu Lopes, Calum Handforth
Recommended forEvaluators, Practitioners
LevelIntroductory to intermediate
[2020] Emerging technology and its use in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Are you wondering how new and emerging technologies can be applied in your monitoring, evaluation and learning practice? We introduce a framework for evaluating the utility of different types of technology and understand when it might be (and might not be) most effective to use. We review the pros and cons of different types of technologies and the human and financial costs of deploying them.
Instructor(s)Kerry Bruce
Recommended forPractitioners, Evaluators, Comissioners
LevelIntroductory to intermediate
[2020] National Evaluation Systems in the public service: Institutionalizing evidence informed policymaking
What is institutionalisation of evaluation in the public service, why it is important in public policy and how to institutionalise evaluation within the public service? The workshop explores evaluation policy, approaches to build capacity to supply and demand evaluations, evaluation standards, and approaches to ensuring use of evaluation. Participants learn from case studies of different countries and explore ways to implement in their own countries.
Instructor(s)Matodzi Michelle Amisi, Ian Goldman
Recommended forEvaluators, Management, Policy Makers, Practitioners
[2020] Essentials of Theory-Based Evaluation
Program theories guide the design and implementation of policy interventions and constitute an important basis for evaluation. Participants learn about the essentials of using program theory in evaluation. Topics include: what we mean by program theory; why is it important (in evaluation); what are the sources; how to develop a program theory; how do we use program theory as a framework for evaluation; what are the main challenges.
Instructor(s)Jos Vaessen
Recommended forEvaluators, Comissioners, Policy Makers
LevelIntroductory to intermediate
[2020] 101 on Meta-Evaluation, or: how to evaluate Evaluations – Approaches, Methods and Findings
Participants understand the concept and added value of meta-evaluation for strengthening evaluation systems in implementing organizations. They know how to adequately design and conduct a meta-evaluation and which criteria need to be applied thereby. Topics include: designing a meta-evaluation, relevant assessment criteria, practical implementation of a meta-evaluation.
Instructor(s)Stefan Silvestrini
Recommended forComissioners, Evaluators, Policy Makers