Impact Evaluation in Practice


- To enable participants to use existing impact evaluations for project planning, and to commission and manage new impact evaluations for their organizations.

- To provide an overview of widely used quantitative and qualitative methods for impact evaluation as well as their strengths and weaknesses.


• Key features of impact evaluations

• Overview of quantitative and qualitative methods for impact evaluations

• Brief introduction to data collection, sampling and sample size calculation

• Assessing the quality of impact evaluation proposals and reports

• Managing an impact evaluation

• Use of impact evaluations for project planning and strategy

• Transforming an organization through evidence-informed projects

  • Methodenkompetenzen / Methodische Kenntnisse
  • Organisations- und Feldkenntnisse
  • Sonstige
Durchführende Person/en bzw. Institution/en (inkl. kurzer Vorstellung)

Prof. Dr. Isabel Günther, NADEL

Dr. Adina Rom, ETH4D

Kimon Schneider, NADEL

Guest lecturers

Umfang (Dauer)

5 days


Practitioners and policymakers in development cooperation. Professionals from other sectors are also possible (e.g. research, sustainability, CSR, social entrepreneurship, and impact investing)

Sonstige Angaben

At least two years professional experience in development cooperation; completed university degree (sur Dossier possible); Participants must be familiar with results-oriented project cycle management (PCM) and basic evaluation concepts and processes.