Contribution Analysis for Impact Evaluation

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Institute of Development Studies
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United Kingdom

Our face-to-face course Contribution Analysis for Impact Evaluation will support you in designing your impact evaluations more effectively using a contribution analysis approach.

Contribution analysis is better able to address real-world challenges than traditional impact evaluation methods. Consisting of a stepwise, iterative process of refining theory of change, where mixed method research designs are used to verify critical and contested assumptions.

Who is this course for?

  • Experienced independent evaluators or consultants
  • Programme implementers
  • Early-stage researchers interested in innovative and mixed research methods
  • Evaluation commissioners - including policy makers.

You’ll learn in a face-to-face training environment that allows you to bring your organisational challenges to the course and work on these with peers working in international development settings. You’ll receive training from expert IDS staff through a mixture of presentations with Q&A opportunities.

Peer-to-peer group work around a set of case studies will allow you to benefit from knowledge sharing with other international development professionals, as you grapple with solutions to your workplace challenges. As the course progresses, you’ll apply your knowledge incrementally. You will end up with a ‘finished’ example of a strong, interlinked mixed-methods research design to verify the theory of change of a project or programme, which you can take back to your organisation - or client - to positively impact the work.

Course fees: start from £1,085 per person, with discounts available for group bookings and small non-profits.

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