In this seminar you will learn about theory-based impact evaluation, drawing on the latest advances made in terms of methodologies for impact evaluation from impact evaluation expert Benedict Wauters.
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.
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, Pawson and Tilley’s Realist Evaluation, Mayne’s Contribution Analysis – will all be covered and put into perspective. Several cases will be used to exemplify these methods. The seminar participants will also undertake a number of exercises to better understand the methods. An important focus of the course will be to show how theory-based impact evaluation can match the rigour associated with counter-factual impact evaluation.
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
Come and learn from our experts how and when Theory-Based Impact Evaluation will help you to make decisions on better interventions to achieve your aims in this 2-day seminar.
Who will most benefit?
This two-day seminar is for 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 with experience of the process of impact evaluation of policies, programmes and projects.