trainings in Evaluation of Humanitarian Action

Date: 9-11 November 2009
Venue: Brussels

9-11 November 2009 (introductory- to intermediate level) & 12-13 November 2009 (advanced level)

Evaluation of Humanitarian Action with ALNAP (Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action)

9-11 November 2009

This course is an introductory-to- intermediate level course and has the overall aim of making evaluations of humanitarian action more effective in contributing to the improved performance of interventions and to improve the quality of the evaluation process. This 3-day training course is based on an update of the ALNAP training modules. The course will also introduce some new material, specifically:
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5-day Outcome Mapping Training and Workshop in Switzerland

Date:  26 – 30 October 2009
Venue:  Filzbach GL near Zurich, Switzerland

Agridea International is organising a training and workshop on Outcome Mapping in English language in Europe. Interested people working in development cooperation in southern and eastern countries as well as staff working in development and donor agencies in the North are invited to register. Besides an intensive introduction in OM as a tool for Project Cycle Management, the course has the objective to practise OM tools on the basis of own cases brought by the participants, and to combine OM tools with other M&E approaches.

For further information or registration contact Mr. Carsten Schulz

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Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programmes University of Pretoria

Date: 28 Sep, 2009 to 16 Oct, 2009
Venue: University of Pretoria, Hatfield

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This course introduces delegates to the monitoring and evaluation of health programmes, the improvement and institutionalisation of the collection of health related data and the analysis of programme planning and perfomance.

The main topics covered include the development of monitoring and evaluation programmes for population, health and nutrition interventions (HIV/AIDS, STDs, TB, family planning an dreproductive health).

Cost per Delegate: R16500

For more information, please visit or contact Thabang from Continuing Education at the University of Pretoria on telephone 0124205010 or email

Pilot training course on the DCED Standard for results measurement

Date: 7-11 September 2009
Venue: Thailand,

In response to growing demands to measure results, the DCED (Donor Committee for Enterprise Development) has been working with PSD (Private Sector Development) programmes in the field to define minimum elements for credible results measurement. These elements include:

  • articulation of the results chain(s) or logic;
  • definition of appropriate indicators;
  • good measurement practice;
  • attribution;
  • capturing wider changes in the market; and
  • relating results to costs.

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Training in the Most Significant Change Evaluation Technique (Cardiff, UK)

Date: 15th to 17th December 2009
Venue: Cardiff, UK

There are many different ways to collect and analyse data as part of an evaluation. Each has their merits, and each has their weaknesses. Recently there has been an increased recognition that quantitative analysis (using numbers) may not always be appropriate, or give us the full picture. As Einstein said “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted”. The importance of stakeholder participation in evaluation has also gained prominence. A new suite of qualitative evaluation tools have emerged in response to this, the Most Significant Change (MSC) story approach possibly having the greatest prominence.
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International Course on Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation – Navigating and Managing for Impact

Date: 1 Mar 2010 – 19 Mar 2010
Venue: Wageningen, Netherlands

Dear colleagues,

I would like to refer you to the succesful course that we are running since 2002 and which this year had 3 parallel courses due to the high number of applications!

This course is organised by Wageningen International, part of Wageningen University and Research Centre. This course focuses on how to manage for impact by integrating strategic guidance, operational management, monitoring and evaluation in a learning environment, whilst navigating the external and internal context. Particular attention is given to designing and institutionalising participatory planning and M&E systems in development initiatives and organisations for continuous learning and enhancing performance. Attention also is paid to the relationship between management information needs and responsibilities and the planning and M&E functions. For more info please visit our website: or contact us: or

If your are interested to receive scholarship – the deadline is 1st September so please be fast!

Kind regards / Hartelijke groeten,

Cecile Kusters
Participatory Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation
Multi-Stakeholder Processes and Social Learning
Wageningen UR, Wageningen International
P.O.Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen, the Netherlands
Visiting address: Lawickse Allee 11,Building 425, 6701 AN Wageningen, The Netherlands
Tel.  +31 (0)317- 481407
Fax. +31 (0)317- 486801

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Evaluation of Conflict Sensibility, Conflict Prevention and Peace Building Programmes

Date: 5-8 October 2009
Venue: Belgium

This annual course is an intermediate- to advanced level course based on the newest guidelines established by the OECD-DAC. It provides methodologies for carrying out assessments of conflict sensibility, conflict situations and, subsequently, evaluating the performance of peace-building and conflict prevention activities in a seminar format with focus on methods and challenges. The course is intended for those with experience in evaluations, and an interest in, and general experience of, conflict situations.

Based on Channel Research’s experience of running training programmes on evaluation, the participants in previous years have come from aid agencies (headquarters and field personnel), donor governments, consultancies and academia. This 4 days (5 nights) course is facilitated by Emery Brusset, Director of Channel Research, Tony Vaux, an expert on conflicts and Koenraad Denayer, expert in conflict sensibility and will take place at Orshof ( near Brussels.

Please find attached the course outline and application form or on the link: For any further information, please contact Maria Bak on

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Vancouver Outcome Mapping Training Workshop – September 21-24

Date: September 21-24
Venue: Vancouver

Outcome Mapping is a practical, flexible and participatory approach to planning, monitoring and evaluation. First introduced by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in 2000, Outcome Mapping (OM) has been used in projects, programs and organizations around the world. A growing body of donor agencies, NGOs and monitoring and evaluation professionals are adopting OM because it helps them address complexity issues that other, more traditional methods do not consider.

Training in Most Significant Change Technique (MSC) in Oxford, UK

Date: 28-29th July 2009
Venue: Oxford, UK

MSC is a powerful tool for monitoring, evaluation and organisational learning. MSC goes beyond merely capturing and documenting participants’ stories of impact, to offering a means of engaging in effective dialogue about what you are achieving. Each story represents the storyteller’s interpretation of impact, which is then reviewed and discussed. The process offers an opportunity for a diverse range of stakeholders to enter into a dialogue about program intention, impact and ultimately future direction. MSC has much to offer your existing M&E framework being especially good at capturing that traditionally hard to capture information about what difference did you make in the hearts and minds of those your were targeting for benefit – but it has much to offer beyond merely reporting on outcomes! This two day training workshop provides an introduction to MSC which includes designing your own MSC process. Participants will be provided with experiential learning opportunities and examples of real applications of the technique. We will also share our experiences of adapting MSC for use in evaluation studies.

Where: Oxford, England (venue to be determined)

When: Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th of July Cost: £550

* To secure your enrolment download and return your registration form today: [url] [/url]

* Concession rates and multiple participant discounts available contact for more information

International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET)

Date: June 8 – July 3
Venue: Carleton University in Ottawa Canada

On-line applications are now being accepted for IPDET 2009 (June 8 – July 3) at

It is time to apply for one to four weeks at the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET). Now entering its 9th year, the program will be held from June 8th through July 3rd at Carleton University in Ottawa Canada. Weeks 1 and 2 are a graduate-level intensive applied core course on development evaluation. Weeks 3 and 4 feature a choice of 30 workshops which go in-depth on specific development evaluation topics. New this year are workshops on evaluating governance and using the theory of change model for evaluating environmental and social impacts. Visit the website for more information about the new workshops and instructors, as well as returning ones. Note that you must register on the IPDET website before you can log in and access the on-line application form. If you experience difficulties with the application process, contact Mary Dixon, the IPDET Registrar, at IPDET is a collaboration of the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank and Carleton University with the support of several donor organizations.