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Mastering Theory-Based Impact Evaluation, Maastricht (NL), 28-29 March 2017

Postáilte ag Nicolette Brouwers 3 years 5 months ó shin

Dé Máirt 28 Márta 2017 to Dé Céadaoin 29 Márta 2017
Maastricht
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What is this course about?
In the past, evaluation focused to a large extent on the mechanisms of delivering programmes or projects. In other words, it focused on the implementation process. Relatively little attention was paid to evaluating the impact of interventions that were being financed.

While in recent years substantial efforts have been made to promote and disseminate quantitative counter-factual impact evaluation practice, there is much less sharing of good practice concerning so-called theory-based impact evaluation. However, while counter-factual impact evaluation can tell us the extent of the impact made by an intervention, theory-based impact evaluation is crucial to increasing our understanding of why certain interventions do or do not work. Without this understanding, it is impossible to improve interventions. In addition, in many cases counter-factual impact evaluation is not actually a viable method, and then theory-based evaluation can still inform how the intervention is contributing to change.

This seminar will therefore focus on this theory-based impact evaluation, drawing on the latest advances made in terms of methodology. The most cited methods – process tracing, congruence analysis, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), Pawson and Tilley’s realist evaluation and Mayne’s contribution analysis – will all be covered and put into perspective. Several cases will be used to explain these methods. You will also undertake a number of exercises to better understand the methods. An important focus of the course will be to show you how theory-based impact evaluation can match the rigour associated with counter-factual impact evaluation.

The seminar is aimed at those with experienced in impact evaluation who wish to further advance their capabilities in this field.

How will it help you?
The seminar will enable you to design and commission theory-based impact evaluations.

Who will benefit most?
This two-day seminar is aimed at public officials from EU Member States, candidate countries, the EU institutions and other multilateral institutions, as well as auditors, consultants, staff of NGOs, and other stakeholders involved in the process of impact evaluation of policies, programmes and projects.

Máthairtheanga:
Cineál imeachta: 
Imeacht um Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil
Táille tinrimh: 
Sea
Sprioc-am clárúcháin: 
07/02/2017
Imeacht ar líne: 
Ní hea
Arna eagrú ag: 
European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 22 NL-6211 HE Maastricht (NL), Netherlands Tel.: +31 43 3296 222 www.eipa.eu
Cineál eagraí: 
Teagmhas eile
Sonraí teagmhála: 
Ms Eveline Hermens Programme Organiser European Institute of Public Administration OLV plein 22, Maastricht (NL), Netherlands Tel.: +31 43 3296 259; E-mail: e.hermens@eipa.eu
Líon na dtoscairí: 
< 100
Spriocghrúpa: 
Tionscadail & comhpháirtíochtaí
Lucht déanta beartas
Téama a bhfuiltear ag díriú air:
Aidhmeanna agus cuspóirí: 
The seminar is aimed at those with experienced in impact evaluation who wish to further advance their capabilities in this field. The seminar will enable you to design and commission theory-based impact evaluations.
Torthaí foghlama ionchais: 
At the end of the seminar you will have a better understanding of: • When theory-based impact evaluation might be a better alternative to counter-factual impact evaluation • How theory-based impact evaluation can be applied to maximise the benefits of using it.
Aitheantas/deimhniú rannpháirtíochta: 
Certificate of Attendance
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