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Training on Impact Oriented Project Planning and Monitoring, March,15- 17, 2017

Karl Kübel Institute for Development Education ( - India

Impact Oriented Project Planning and Monitoring Training

In the last years, the expectation that development projects focus more on their impacts (rather than just the smooth implementation of the project measures) has risen dramatically. More than ever organisations in this field need to be able to demonstrate their projects’ contributions to development goals as well as their capacity to work in an impact-oriented manner. Project staff needs to be able to maximise the wanted impacts while at the same time having an eye on unwanted and potential negative impacts.

In order to do so, impact oriented project planning and monitoring needs to be done in a systematic way right from the beginning and during all phases of a project. Only then the activities of the project can be directed or redirected into the needed directions (constantly monitoring “Are we doing the right thing and are we doing it the right way?”). Only then, the organisation can learn from past success or failure for the future activities.

Adapting to these challenges is not an easy way, which can be seen in project practice as in the theoretical discourse on the topic. Organisations and project staff struggle with high expectations to prove "impact" and with a multitude of definitions, concepts and tools on the market. They face with questions such as:

 What makes up the impact chain of our project showing the underlying theory of change?
 What are good qualitative and / or quantitative indicators for the different goal levels (output / use of output / outcome / impact)?
 What are appropriate methods and tools to verify these indicators; and how does an impact oriented monitoring system look like for our project?
 How can we at the same time keep an eye on unwanted or negative impacts of our project?

Target group
Participants from the organisations dealing with projects and programmes of development cooperation in all fields, being responsible or involved in activities of project cycle management are expected to attend. Knowledge of formalized planning procedures like log frame-planning and the use of project cycle management are appreciated.

Registration and organisational details
The cost per person for the workshop is 28.500 Rs. / 390 Euro incl. food / accommodation during the 'workshop days', transport from station /airport Coimbatore to KKID & Return, training materials and course fee. The costs have to be settled directly with KKID, Coimbatore, India. Taxes as applicable will be extra and shall be borne by the participant.
The schedule and the proposed outline are enclosed for your kind information. The workshop language will be English. The number of participants is limited to 25. Registration Deadline will be January, 20, 2016.

Further details and online registration can be found under:

Looking forward to welcome you or one of your partners in Coimbatore
Sabine Beier
Karl Kübel Stiftung für Kind und Familie
Darmstädter Straße 100, D 64625 Bensheim

Organisation Karl K├╝bel Stiftung

Country: India