Digital Analytics for Monitoring and Evaluation_IPDET_2021

Learning goals

The participants:

Will become familiar with the ‘building blocks’ of digital analytics, including Google Analytics, surveys and comment analysis

Will be able to practice analysis using digital data

Will be able to understand how digital data can be used for monitoring and evaluation purposes


Digital interventions also often include multiple entry points, including ‘back end’ data, system data and user generated data. How does one make sense of this new digital data, utilising data science methods while adhering to rigorous evaluation protocols? This workshop will provide a thorough grounding in developing a robust monitoring and evaluation approach for digital projects and revising existing workflows in response to the unique digital environment.


The workshop facilitators will share a digital measurement framework that integrates digital as well as traditional methods and will present case studies for its use. Workshop participants will also practice data analysis for large digital datasets, including textual data and data linkages and will walk through exercises with discussion on how to incorporate these techniques in programmatic evaluations.

Areas of expertise
  • Methodological skills /knowledge
  • Evaluation practice
Implementing institution/s or person/s (incl. short description)

CLAUDIA ABREU LOPES is a Research Fellow at the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH). Her research interests focus on methodologies that use big data as a complement to official statistics to monitor and advance sustainable development goals related to gender equality and health.

CALUM HANDFORTH is the Thematic Lead for Digitalisation and Smart Cities at UNDP’s Global Centre for Technology, Innovation, and Sustainable Development. He has a wide-ranging background in digital, including drafting digital-focused legislation and policy, and having worked on a number of initiatives such as connectivity rollouts, chatbots, digital identity projects, and digital inclusion programmes.

Scope (duration)

1 week interactive online workshop

Target groups

The workshop is recommended for evaluators and practitioners who are designing M&E for digital projects. Introductory to mid-level.

Other Information

registration: 6.4. - 28.5. on

Participation requirements