Measuring Up: HIV-related advocacy evaluation training pack (draft)

HIV-related advocacy evaluation training for civil society organisations.

Produced by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (Secretariat), International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO), July 2010, 38 pages. Available as .pdf

“This training pack is published by the Alliance and the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) and consists of two guides designed for advocacy, monitoring and evaluation staff of civil society organisations (including networks) who are involved in designing, implementing and assessing advocacy projects at different levels. The purpose of these guides is to increase users’ capacity to evaluate the progress and results of their advocacy work. The guides aim to:

1. help users to identify and confront the challenges faced by community-based organisations evaluating HIV-related advocacy
2. introduce new thinking for designing advocacy evaluations
3. give users the opportunity to apply some aspects of the evaluation design process to their specific contexts
4. make users aware that advocacy evaluation is a fast-growing and evolving field, with a large number of publications on advocacy evaluation design, approaches and methods available via the Internet and summarised in the resources section of the learner’s guide.”

Training in Evaluation of Humanitarian Action

Date: 21st-24th June 2009
Venue: Belgium

Channel Research and the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP) are inviting participants for Training in Evaluation of Humanitarian Action, Belgium, 21st-24th June 2009 (actual training dates 22nd-24th June 2009).

This course is an introductory-to-intermediate level course and has the overall aim of assisting participants in the design of monitoring systems, and to be able to commission, manage, carry out and use small scale evaluations in humanitarian action. This 3-day training course will use the OECD-DAC evaluation criteria but also introduces new evaluation material specifically on joint evaluations and innovative learning processes as part of an evaluation process.

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TrainEval – Training for Evaluation in Development, 3rd course in March-July 2009

Date: 10th March, 2008
Venue: Brussels, Belgium

TrainEval is an advanced training programme for evaluation in development, which has been further adapted to the specific requirements of the European development cooperation and the EC evaluation approach. It has successfully been implemented for the first time since February 2008.

The programme has been developed from experienced trainers and evaluators to respond to the increasing demand for evaluation expertise and its professionalization. It is offering a qualification opportunity in development evaluation for consultants, project and evaluation managers of implementing agencies as well as for representatives from financing agencies. Continue reading “TrainEval – Training for Evaluation in Development, 3rd course in March-July 2009”

EASY-ECO Saarland Training on Evaluation of Sustainability

Date: 13th to 17th April, 2009
Venue: Lund, Sweden

The next training opportunity within the EASY-ECO series of conferences and training courses will be held from 13th to 17th April, 2009, in Lund, Sweden. The training will focus on the areas of evaluation of energy and sustainable consumption policies and programmes. The training will consist of an e-learning phase (mid-December 2008 to March 2009), and the 5-day on-site case training.

EASY-ECO Trainings explore key elements in sustainability evaluation such as roles  of evaluation in the policy cycle, aproaches to evaluation, stages of evaluation, methods and techniques to conduct evaluation, and evaluation markets. After attending one of the trainings, participants will be able to conduct actual evaluation projects as full-fledged members of an evaluation team. In addition, the trainees will be embedded in a thematic network of leading scientists and practitioners. Continue reading “EASY-ECO Saarland Training on Evaluation of Sustainability”

M&E training to be provided by Mosaic

Dear Colleague,
Time to register for Mosaic’s capacity building workshops planned for this July 2008: 1) Stakeholder Participation in: Planning, Needs Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation; 2) Results-based Management, Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space Technology; and 3) Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation.

Please jot these dates down on your calendar and forward this message to any interested colleagues. We look forward to your participation.

Stakeholder Participation in Planning, Needs Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation using PRA/PLA Tools
Ottawa, Canada
July 7-12, 2008

The Stakeholder Participation workshop focuses on core participatory concepts, tools and their application. This is an intensive six-day workshop set in the community to maximize learning, group interaction and networking. Topics include The Origins of Participatory Development, Learning and Application of PRA/PLA tools, the Application of Participation to Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation, Developing Effective Facilitation Skills, Building Action Plans and Team-Building. Two-day community assignments proposed by community-based organizations in the Ottawa region will allow participants to apply tools learned in the workshop to real-life situations. This is also a great opportunity to network with other practitioners, NGOs, donors, and action researchers from all over the world.

For further information, please refer to the web site at http// or by email at

Results-based Management, Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space Technology
Ottawa, Canada
July 14-18, 2008

This new workshop introduces participants to Results-based Management, Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space Technology. Demonstrate the effectiveness of your programmes with Results-based Management. Master what we mean by results, develop programme/organizational plans which are results-based and design performance monitoring systems based on indicators and participatory methods. You will also expand your repertoire of tools to also learn about Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space and how they can be applied to your organization, programme and/or project. These approaches are increasingly being used around the world to tap into new ways to do our work in ways that are more results-oriented, more appreciative and less problem-focused and more self-organized vs top down.

For further information, please refer to the web site at http// or by email at

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
Ottawa, Canada
July 21-26,2008

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM & E) involves a different approach to project monitoring and evaluation by involving local people, project stakeholders, and development agencies deciding together about how to measure results and what actions should follow once this information has been collected and analyzed. This intensive six day experiential workshop is practically focused with daily excursions into the community and a three-day community assignment. Topics covered at the workshop include Origins of PM & E, Skills and Attributes of a PM & E facilitator, Learning PM & E Tools, Designing a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, Quantitiative and Qualitative Indicators and Building Actions Plan and much more.

All workshops organized by Mosaic are sensitive to issues of gender, ethnicity, race, and class and how these can influence outcomes and how we see the world if they are absent from our assumptions, direct participation, our analysis and conclusions.

Can’t attend the workshops? Contact us to custom design a workshop to suit the specific needs of your organization.

For further information, please refer to the web site at http// or by email Rayna at Send us your full mailing address and we will send you a brochure.

Francoise Coupal
Founder of International, Inc.

The European Evaluation Society Conference, Lisbon 2008

Date: 1-3 October 2008
Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

‘Building for the future: Evaluation in governance, development and progress’


The conference will comprise keynote speakers, plenary and parallel sessions, networking opportunities and social events.

The main programme will commence at 19.00 on Wednesday 1 October and close with a reception at 18.00 on Friday 3 October.

The conference will be preceded by a programme of Pre-Conference Training and Professional Development Workshops commencing on Tuesday Morning 30 September and closing at 16.30 hrs on Wednesday 1 October (4 half day sessions). Read more about how you can contribute to these sessions.

The programme will include the following keynote presentations:

Development Evaluation at a Crossroads?
Niels Dabelstein, Evaluation of the Paris Declaration, Danish Institute for International Studies, Denmark

Evaluation and policy implementation in multi-level governance.
Nicoletta Stame, Professor of Social Policy, University of Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy

Evaluating drug policies in the European Union: current situation and future directions
Dra. Maria Moreira, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Portugal

Making evaluation more useful for determining development effectiveness
Dr Vinod Thomas, Director-General, Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), World Bank Group, Washington DC, USA

Parallel Sessions

We received over 350 abstracts from participants from 49 countries world-wide. These submissions will be presented in themed parallel sessions of papers, symposia, roundtables, panel/debates, posters and other innovative formats. A full programme will be available well in advance of the conference from this website.

Parallel sessions will be grouped under the following strands:
1. Methodological choices and approaches
2. Ethical practice, evaluation standards and professional development
3. Evaluation and its role in policy implementation and programme intervention
4. Evaluation and building informal social capital
5. International evaluation and evaluation in developing countries
6. Evaluation and organisational development
7. Encouraging evaluation use

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