Project Appraisals and Impact Evaluations

Project Appraisals and Impact Evaluations

Introduction:

Welcome to the Project Appraisals and Impact Evaluations course! In the realm of project management and development, the ability to accurately appraise projects and evaluate their impact is essential for ensuring effective resource allocation, maximizing outcomes, and driving sustainable development. This course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to conduct rigorous project appraisals and impact evaluations. Whether you're a development practitioner, project manager, evaluator, or policymaker, this course will provide you with the expertise to assess project viability, measure project impact, and make informed decisions to improve project effectiveness and outcomes.


Course Objectives:

  1. Understanding Project Appraisal Methods: Gain a comprehensive understanding of project appraisal methods and techniques, including cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and multi-criteria decision analysis, to assess project feasibility, viability, and potential impacts.
  2. Conducting Impact Evaluations: Develop proficiency in designing and implementing impact evaluations to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, sustainability, and impact of development interventions, programs, and projects.
  3. Data Collection and Analysis Techniques: Learn practical techniques for collecting, managing, and analyzing data for project appraisals and impact evaluations, including quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, data management techniques, and statistical analysis.
  4. Utilization of Evaluation Findings: Understand the importance of utilizing evaluation findings for decision-making, learning, and adaptive management, and learn strategies for effectively communicating findings to stakeholders and driving evidence-based decision-making.
  5. Building Capacity for Sustainable Evaluation: Explore strategies for building evaluation capacity within organizations and institutions to ensure the sustainability of evaluation efforts and promote a culture of evidence-based decision-making and learning.


Organization Benefits:

  1. Improved Project Decision-Making: Equipping project managers, policymakers, and development practitioners with project appraisal and impact evaluation skills enhances project decision-making by providing evidence-based insights into project viability, effectiveness, and impact.
  2. Enhanced Accountability and Transparency: Implementing rigorous project appraisal and impact evaluation processes fosters accountability and transparency by providing stakeholders with credible and transparent information on project performance, results, and impact.
  3. Increased Learning and Adaptation: Strengthening evaluation capacity enables organizations to learn from past experiences, identify lessons learned, and adapt project strategies and approaches to improve effectiveness and outcomes.
  4. Enhanced Resource Allocation: Conducting rigorous project appraisals enables organizations to optimize resource allocation by identifying projects with the highest potential impact and aligning resources with strategic priorities and development goals.
  5. Greater Stakeholder Engagement: Engaging stakeholders in project appraisal and impact evaluation processes fosters greater ownership, participation, and collaboration, leading to more inclusive and sustainable development outcomes.



Target Participants:

 This course is designed for development practitioners, project managers, policymakers, evaluators, researchers, donor agencies, NGOs, and other professionals involved in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of development projects and programs. It is suitable for individuals with varying levels of experience in project management and evaluation, from beginners to seasoned professionals, who seek to enhance their skills and knowledge in project appraisal and impact evaluation.


Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Project Appraisals and Impact Evaluations
    • Overview of project appraisal and impact evaluation concepts and methodologies
    • Importance of project appraisals and impact evaluations in development
    • Case Study: Assessing the feasibility of a renewable energy project
  2. Project Appraisal Methods and Techniques
    • Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA)
    • Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) and decision support systems
    • Case Study: Conducting a cost-benefit analysis for a transportation infrastructure project
  3. Impact Evaluation Design and Methods
    • Experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation designs
    • Counterfactual analysis and impact attribution
    • Case Study: Evaluating the impact of a health education program using a randomized controlled trial (RCT)
  4. Data Collection Methods for Appraisals and Evaluations
    • Quantitative and qualitative data collection methods
    • Surveys, interviews, focus groups, and participatory methods
    • Case Study: Collecting data for a gender-sensitive impact evaluation of an agricultural intervention
  5. Data Analysis Techniques for Appraisals and Evaluations
    • Statistical analysis techniques (e.g., regression analysis, difference-in-differences)
    • Qualitative data analysis methods (e.g., thematic analysis, content analysis)
    • Case Study: Analyzing data to assess the impact of a microfinance program on poverty alleviation
  6. Utilization of Evaluation Findings for Decision-Making
    • Importance of utilizing evaluation findings for decision-making
    • Strategies for communicating evaluation findings to stakeholders
    • Case Study: Using evaluation findings to inform policy decisions on education reform
  7. Building Evaluation Capacity for Sustainable Development
    • Strategies for building evaluation capacity within organizations and institutions
    • Promoting a culture of evidence-based decision-making and learning
    • Case Study: Strengthening evaluation capacity in a government agency through training and mentorship
  8. Participatory Approaches to Project Appraisals and Evaluations
    • Engaging stakeholders in project appraisal and evaluation processes
    • Participatory data collection and analysis methods
    • Case Study: Facilitating a participatory impact evaluation workshop with community stakeholders
  9. Ethical Considerations in Project Appraisals and Evaluations
    • Ensuring ethical conduct in project appraisals and evaluations
    • Protecting human subjects and communities
    • Case Study: Addressing ethical challenges in a humanitarian impact evaluation
  10. Gender-Sensitive Project Appraisals and Evaluations
    • Understanding gender considerations in project appraisals and evaluations
    • Gender-sensitive data collection and analysis methods
    • Case Study: Conducting a gender-sensitive evaluation of a women's empowerment program
  11. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA)
    • Overview of environmental and social impact assessment methods
    • Assessing the environmental and social impacts of development projects
    • Case Study: Conducting an environmental impact assessment for a large-scale infrastructure project
  12. Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks for Project Appraisals and Evaluations
    • Designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks
    • Tracking project progress and performance indicators
    • Case Study: Developing a monitoring and evaluation framework for a community development project
  13. Adaptive Management and Learning in Project Appraisals and Evaluations
    • Applying adaptive management principles to project appraisals and evaluations
    • Using evaluation findings for adaptive program management
    • Case Study: Incorporating feedback loops for continuous improvement in project appraisal and evaluation processes

 

Essential Information

 

  1. Our courses are customizable to suit the specific needs of participants.
  2. Participants are required to have proficiency in the English language.
  3. Our training sessions feature comprehensive guidance through presentations, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and collaborative group activities. Our facilitators boast extensive expertise, each with over a decade of experience.
  4. Upon fulfilling the training requirements, participants will receive a prestigious Global King Project Management certificate.
  5. Training sessions are conducted at various Global King Project Management Centers, including locations in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kigali, Dubai, Lagos, and others.
  6. Organizations sending more than two participants from the same entity are eligible for a generous 20% discount.
  7. The duration of our courses is adaptable, and the curriculum can be adjusted to accommodate any number of days.
  8. To ensure seamless preparation, payment is expected before the commencement of training, facilitated through the Global King Project Management account.
  9. For inquiries, reach out to us via email at [email protected] or by phone at +254 114 830 889.
  10. Additional amenities such as tablets and laptops are available upon request for an extra fee. The course fee for onsite training covers facilitation, training materials, two coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a certificate of successful completion. Participants are responsible for arranging and covering their travel expenses, including airport transfers, visa applications, dinners, health insurance, and any other personal expenses.

Course Date Duration Location Registration
12/08/2024 To 23/08/2024 10 Days Dubai, UAE
09/09/2024 To 20/09/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
07/10/2024 To 18/10/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
04/11/2024 To 15/11/2024 10 Days Mombasa, Kenya
02/12/2024 To 13/12/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
30/12/2024 To 10/01/2025 10 Days Nairobi Kenya