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Workshop List 2022

The following workshops will take place in the second week of the On-Site program in Bern:

  • Session one: July 18-20, 2022
  • Session two: July 21-22, 2022

There will be 5 parallel workshops in each Session. Therefore, only one workshop can be booked per Session.

Session 1
in week 2 | July 18 - 20 | 2.5 days long
I-a: Qualitative Research Methods for Evaluation
What are the ‘rules of the game’ in drawing on qualitative research methods for evaluation? The workshop covers a range of qualitative methods, including in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, participation observation, participatory tools and Photovoice, and discusses how these methods can be used to improve the impact, quality and accountability of development Programmes.
Instructor(s)Anuprita Shukla
Recommended forEvaluators, Policy Makers, Practitioners
I-b: Introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis
This workshop introduces participants to the basics of descriptive as well as of inferential statistics. The discussion includes measurement scales, descriptive statistics, official statistics, benchmarking, bivariate statistic, contingency tables, ANOVA, linear regressions cluster and factor analysis.
Instructor(s)Bassirou Chitou
Recommended forEvaluators, Comissioners, Policy Makers
I-c: Communication and Reporting – How to increase the impact and utility of your Evaluation
Participants learn about the essential elements that underpin effective evaluation communication, dissemination and reporting, using real examples and case studies. The workshop focuses on strategies and tactics that increase the likelihood that key stakeholders will absorb and act on evaluation findings.
Instructor(s)Allison Malkin
Recommended forEvaluators, Management, Policy Makers, Practitioners
I-d: 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
I-e: Gender-responsive Evaluation: Enhancing empowerment and sustainable development
Participants get familiar with constitutive elements of gender-responsive evaluations. Gender-responsive data collection tools and their practical implementation are introduced. Topics include: gender, diversity, intersectionality and empowerment; inclusive and participatory approach; sustainable development, hybrid evaluation models; stakeholder and context analysis; gender indicators and sex-disaggregated data; qualitative participatory data collection methods; gender-responsive reporting.
Instructor(s)Marianne Meier
Recommended forEvaluators, Comissioners, Policy Makers, Parlamentarians
Session 2
in week 2 | July 21 - 22 | 2 days long
II-a: Collecting quantitative Data and Survey design
Take on a thorough, step-by-step introduction to basic concepts of measurement theory and quantitative survey design. Participants learn concepts related to measurement theory and what data to collect, how to design good survey instruments, why and how to pilot survey instruments, and sampling protocols and strategies, as well as best practices related to each.
Instructor(s)Sohini Mookherjee
Recommended forEvaluators, Comissioners, Policy Makers
II-b: Designing Evaluations
Participants walk the basic steps in designing evaluations for different kinds of interventions, and how they apply to their own projects/programs: articulate the logical framework, plan for an evaluation, identify scope, approach, and key questions, select the evaluation design and methodology, prepare the evaluation design matrix, identify most relevant strategies to report and communicate findings, utilize evaluation findings.
Instructor(s)Susanne Hadorn
Recommended forEvaluators, Comissioners, Management, Practitioners
II-c: Culturally and contextually responsive Evaluation
Participants develop an awareness of how cultural differences may affect the design and the implementation of an evaluation, as well as the dissemination of evaluation results. They learn how to apply context and culturally responsive approaches to the design and evaluation of projects and how to review projects for culturally and contextually responsiveness.
Instructor(s)Bagele Chilisa
Recommended forEvaluators, Comissioners, Parlamentarians, Policy Makers, Practitioners
II-d: Evaluation at the Nexus of Environment and Development
For evaluation to remain relevant in today’s world, it must recognize the interconnectedness of the human and natural systems. As evaluators, we must see the larger picture in which the interventions we evaluate operate. We can no longer evaluate projects and programs in isolation, based only on their internal logic, as if they existed in a vacuum.
Instructor(s)Juha Uitto, Geeta Batra
Recommended forEvaluators, Comissioners, Parlamentarians, Policy Makers, Practitioners
II-e: Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Systems in Organizations
An M&E system within an organization aims at ensuring the quality of the work of the organization and to increase its overall steering capability. The workshop covers the necessary requirements, like M&E policy, a structural anchoring of M&E, a regulatory framework, quality assurance, a budget, qualified personnel, defined mechanisms for stakeholder participation and for the use of evaluation results.
Instructor(s)Reinhard Stockmann, Wolfgang Meyer
Recommended forManagement, Practitioners, Comissioners, Evaluators