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Open online courses

Effective and Creative Evaluation Report Writing - In this course, students will learn best practices for effective and creative report writing specific to evaluation reports. Learning points and practical exercises are combined to develop skills in putting together an effective and engaging evaluation report.

Cutting-Edge Monitoring & Evaluation: A Guide for Practitioners - This course lays the ground for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) by considering challenges in current M&E practice, introducing a tool-box of evaluation techniques and showing where these can be best applied. 

How to Be a Successful Evaluation Consultant - This course provides the opportunity to learn how to establish, manage and maintain an evaluation consultancy.



Data for development
Online - 28th November 2017 - Free

Join experts from the World Bank, OECD, AidData and PARIS21 as they explore the latest trends, opportunities and challenges in enhancing the role of data in development.



Foundations of Rubric Design
Australia - 8th December 2017 - Paid

This workshop will focus on how to design rubrics to make evaluative reasoning explicit and enable practitioners to transparently draw evaluative conclusions. A rubric is a tool that outlines the criteria and standards used to judge performance. It is a matrix that outlines how evaluative determinations are made, which can enhance stakeholder buy in.

Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks (Brisbane)
Australia - 11th December 2017 to 12th December 2017 - Paid

This workshop follows the structure of the text book ‘Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks’ authored by Anne Markiewicz and Ian Patrick (Sage 2016). It will present a clear and staged conceptual model for the systematic development of an M&E Framework. It will examine a range of steps and techniques involved in the design and implementation of the framework; explore potential design issues and implementation barriers; cover the development of Program Theory and Program Logic; the identification of key evaluation questions; the development of performance indicators; and the identification of processes for multi-method data collection, on-going analysis and reflection based on data generated. The facilitator will encourage interactive peer to peer dialogue to share experiences and learning, and also draw on case studies to encourage application of knowledge and skills to evaluation contexts.



Evaluating and managing for sustainable development impact
Netherlands - 19th March 2018 to 6th April 2018 - Paid

The development landscape has changed significantly over the last few decades, becoming increasingly complex. Many of the issues we face today, such as climate change, poverty and conflict, call for a new way of doing business, so as to collaboratively contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals. This course is highly interactive and links the theory and concepts to the experience and expertise of participants. A selection of case studies from participants will be used as material for practice. Active discussions, group assignments, role plays as well as networking are part of the interactive mode of facilitation. Participants will receive individual coaching by peers and course facilitators in translating and adapting course content to an approach that is appropriate and feasible for application back home.



BigSurv 2018
Spain - 25th October 2018 to 27th October 2018 - Free

The European Survey Research Association (ESRA), will hold the first Big Data Meets Survey Science International Conference 2018 (BigSurv18) on October 25-27, 2018 at the Research and Expertise Center in Survey Methodology (RECSM) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona Spain. The theme of the conference is “Exploring New Statistical Frontiers at the Intersection of Survey Science and Big Data.”