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Impact Evaluation for Evidenced-Based Policy Development Training Workshop

The "Impact Evaluation for Evidence-Based Policy Development Training Workshop" is a comprehensive program designed to equip participants with the necessary skills to conduct impactful evaluations in the humanitarian context. The course focuses on assessing the effectiveness of interventions, understanding the unique challenges in humanitarian settings, and providing participants with tools to contribute to evidence-based policy development.

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Online via Live Zoom Classes

2 Weeks

HG Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya

5 Days

Course Objectives
1. Understand the theories and practices of impact evaluation with a specific focus on humanitarian 
2. Analyze and address evaluation problems unique to humanitarian interventions, including 
attribution challenges and ethical considerations. 
3. Apply various impact evaluation research designs, considering the complexities of working in 
4. Conduct rigorous impact evaluations of humanitarian projects, considering both intended and 
unintended outcomes. 
5. Apply econometric techniques tailored to the humanitarian sector and address issues such as 
selection biases. 
6. Utilize both quantitative and qualitative approaches for impact data analysis, incorporating 
methodologies like Propensity Score Matching and Difference-in-Difference within the 
humanitarian context. 
7. Effectively report and disseminate impact evaluation findings in a manner that informs evidence
based decision-making in humanitarian policy. 
Training Programme
Module 1: Fundamentals of Humanitarian Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) 
  • Results Framework in Humanitarian Settings
  • M&E Indicators for Emergency Response
  • Logical Framework for Humanitarian Programs
  • Performance Evaluation in Crisis Environments 
Module 2: Introduction to Impact Evaluation in Humanitarian Context 
  • Defining impact evaluation in crises
  • Attribution challenges specific to humanitarian interventions
  • Theories of Change in Emergency Response
  • Counterfactuals and ethical considerations 
Module 3: Impact Evaluation Research Designs in Humanitarian Settings 
  • Experimental Design in Crisis Response
  • Quasi-experimental designs for emergencies
  • Regression Discontinuity in Humanitarian Context
  • Difference-in-Difference and Matching Techniques for Crisis Evaluation 
Module 4: Sampling and Data Analysis in Humanitarian Impact Evaluation 
  • Sampling techniques in crises
  • Sample size calculation in emergency response
  • Quantitative Data Analysis: Addressing biases and challenges
  • Qualitative Approaches in Humanitarian Impact Evaluation 
Module 5: Producing and Disseminating Findings in a Humanitarian Context 
  • Developing an Impact Evaluation Plan for Humanitarian Programs
  • Crafting Impactful Reports: Baseline and Impact Evaluation Reports
  • Case Studies in Humanitarian Impact Evaluation
  • Practical exercises and group discussions 
Participants will be issued Digital Certification after successful completion of the training.


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