Monitoring and Impact Evaluation: Short Course Announcement.


    The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), is an independent research institution based in Dar es Salaam. The Foundation has over 20 years of experience in conducting policy-enhancing research as well as articulating and improving understanding of policy options in the public sector, civil society, development partners and the growing private sector. The mandate of ESRF includes also capacity strengthening of intellectual resource in Tanzania of both producers and users of knowledge. One of the areas of intervention by the ESRF includes capacity strengthening in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects. Within this mandate, the ESRF is hereby announcing a one week training course on Monitoring and Impact Evaluation of development programmes and projects to be conducted on the 5th to 9th June 2017.

    Rational of the course:

    Monitoring and Impact Evaluation are essential performance management tools for organizations. M&E system help organizations access and manage performances so that right improvements can be made. But where does Monitoring and Evaluation Starts and how do we measure impact of a development intervention? These are some important questions which are often times overlooked during the planning processes of development interventions/projects. Quite often, such anomalies are associated with difficulties in the implementation (execution), monitoring and evaluation of many development projects. In order to overcome these challenges emanating from M&E oversight during planning processes, the Economic and Social Research Foundation has come up with a short term training course on Monitoring and Impact Evaluation.

    Objectives of the course:

    The objective of this training is to equip participants with skills for program planning and monitoring. This course will also equip students with the tools for conducting rigorous impact evaluation of development programs.

    Learning outcome:

    Participants attending this training course shall come up with knowledge and skills for program Planning and Monitoring. Participants attending the course shall also be equipped with the necessary methodology for rigorous evaluation of development programmes. By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to understand the fundamental problem of identification that plagues not only for policy decisions but also in empirical economic work. Students are also expected to be introduced to the key seminal literature on impact evaluation methodologies including some relevant sector-specific areas, such as health and education.

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    Last updated on 2017-05-10

ESRFs activities are supported by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC)