Evaluation at the Nexus of Environment and Development


The workshop aims to increase participants’ knowledge of recent approaches to assessing environmental and socioeconomic outcomes of environmental projects and programs. The following key concepts are covered:

-Theories of Change which address the inter connectedness between various environmental interventions and with socioeconomic outcomes



The pandemic has shown clearly that human health and environmental health are closely intertwined. Similarly, climate change is here today, not somewhere in the future, causing wildfires that rage around the globe, heatwaves that kill people, storms, floods, drought and other weather anomalies that threaten our ability to produce food.

Climate change is neither the only environmental problem that affects human development and welfare. Ecosystem and biodiversity loss, pollution and waste – not least plastic pollution – all pose serious problems to life on Earth.

What these challenges all have in common is that they are all caused by human activity. The drivers of such changes are unhampered growth – of economy, population, cities, consumption and demand for raw materials – and expansion of our footprint ever deeper into ecosystems.

For evaluation to remain relevant in today’s world, it must recognize the interconnectedness of the human and natural systems. As evaluators, we must see the larger picture in which the interventions we evaluate operate. We can no longer evaluate projects and programs in isolation, based only on their internal logic, as if they existed in a vacuum.

  • Methodenkompetenzen / Methodische Kenntnisse
Durchführende Person/en bzw. Institution/en (inkl. kurzer Vorstellung)

- Juha Uitto

- Geeta Batra

Umfang (Dauer)

2 days long


The course is suitable for professionals in government, civil society and international development organizations, and academics and graduate students, especially those who study or work in evaluation, environmental programs, across the world. It is also

Sonstige Angaben

This is an intermediate level workshop. It is intended for individuals who are looking to expand the application of their foundational understanding of evaluation to environmental programs, or for those practitioners in environmental programs who wish to understand approaches to evaluate environmental interventions and their relationship to other socioeconomic outcomes.


The workshop requires some experience or understanding on project design and monitoring and evaluation, of environmental or development projects.