Outcome Harvesting is a utilzation-focused, highly participatory evaluation tool that enables evaluators, grant makers, and managers to identify, formulate, verify, and make sense of outcomes they have influenced when at
Outcome Harvesting is a utilzation-focused, highly participatory evaluation tool that enables evaluators, grant makers, and managers to identify, formulate, verify, and make sense of outcomes they have influenced when at the time of planning the relationships of cause-effect were substantially unknown. As the UNDP says, Outcome Harvesting is “an evaluation approach that — unlike some other methods — does not measure progress towards predetermined outcomes, but rather collects evidence of what has been achieved, and works backward to determine whether and how the project or intervention contributed to the change”. The workshop embodies the hands-on, participatory values that are at the core of this utilization-focused evaluation approach, combining theory and examples with group discussion, individual reflection and small group practical exercises all revolving around a case study especially written for this CID workshop. Special attention is given to dealing with the uncertainty about the causal relationships linking inputs, activities and outputs with the outcomes of development interventions. The participants will apply all concepts embodied in the six steps in working groups. The ten underlying principles will be explained throughout the workshop with examples from one or more of the 50+ evaluative experiences for which the facilitator has been responsible. Thus, participants will build their practical capacities and leave the course with skills in adapting this tool to evaluate interventions for the purposes of both accountability and improving performance.
Enrollment Fees: 650 Euros (early review) 750 Euros (general application)
Early Review Deadline: April 15, 2018 General Application Deadline: May 15, 2018
For more information on the course and trainers visit www.cid-bo.it
Partners: Centre for International Development (CID Bologna), the University of Bologna Department of Economic Sciences (DSE-Unibo), the Cattaneo Institute Research Foundation, and the Center for International Development at the State University of New York (CID-SUNY).
june 18 (Monday) - 20 (Wednesday)
The Center for International Development