Jos Vaessen (PhD) is evaluation advisor at the Independent Evaluation Group (since 2016) and deputy head of the Global Evaluation Initiative (since 2021). He has been working in evaluation research since 1998, first as an academic evaluation consultant and later on as a lead evaluator. He has conducted and led evaluations for multilateral and bilateral development organizations in a range of policy fields such as agriculture, environment, science, education, health and others. Jos has authored several internationally peer reviewed publications, including three books.
I-b: Designing Evaluations
An evaluation is an assessment of a policy, program or project and serves the purposes of learning and accountability. To achieve these purposes, evaluations need to be purposely designed to enhance their potential utility while at the same time ensuring rigor. This workshop will discuss the foundations of evaluation design. Participants will develop a sound understanding of the building blocks of evaluation design on the basis of structured discussions and exercises around real-world evaluation examples.
Recommended forEvaluators, Commissioners, Management, Practitioners