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Introduction to impact Evaluation - UKES Training


25 May 2018: 10.00 – 16.30
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
80-86 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8NH


UK Evaluation Society seeks to promote and improve the theory, practice, understanding and utilisation of evaluation and its contribution to public knowledge. To support their vision the Society has developed the fundamentals for evaluation training programme to share expertise and knowledge in evaluation methodologies and approaches to help build capability and capacity in the Evaluation Community. It is open to both members and non-members of the UK Evaluation Society and complements UKES' VEPR development programme and capabilities framework.

Our introduction to impact evaluation course will introduce you to a range of methodological developments in Impact Evaluation, including alternatives to experimental approaches. The day will cover:

range of frameworks available to help assess causality
range of methodological approaches to impact evaluation including alternatives to experimental and quasi experimental designs/approaches such as Process Tracing, QCA and Realist Evaluation
how to apply the logic of impact evaluation to a specific case. This will include exploring causality assessment by applying concepts from configurational and generative frameworks to assess causation.
It has been designed for evaluators, commissioners of evaluations or users of evaluation evidence, however it is anticipated that attendees will have a basic understanding of evaluation before attending. This session covers principles that can be applied to any discipline from international development, health and social care to the environment in the voluntary, public and private sectors.

The session will be delivered by previous UK Evaluation Society Council Member and current lead of the European Evaluation Society (EES) working group on professionalisation, Stefano D'Errico, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

This one day course will be held in central London at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) on Friday 25 May 2018 from 10.00 until 16.30. It will be a highly participatory day so be prepared to come with a programme, project, or service in mind to apply to practical exercises. The course is fantastic value at £195.00 (including VAT) for UKES members and £260.00 (Including VAT) for non-members. An additional 10% discount is available for group bookings.

Trainer's Biography

Stefano D'Errico
Stefano D'Errico is the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Lead at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), advocacy lead of the international network EVALSDGs, lead of professionalisation at the European Evaluation Society, and ex-council member of the United Kingdom Evaluation Society (UKES). In his career he has conducted evaluations as an independent consultant; developed M&E systems for international NGOs, funders and think tanks; and written the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Strategy of Comic Relief and IIED. Stefano is the project lead and one of the authors of the internationally acclaimed briefing series: Effective Evaluation for the SDGs and was invited to present his work as part of the Centre for Evaluating Complexity across the Nexus (CECAN) series.

Course fees

UKES members: £195.00 inclusive of VAT

Non-members: £260.00 inclusive of VAT
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In order to attend please complete the registration form as soon as possible as places are limited.

Organisation IIED

Country: United Kingdom