Evaluation of Projects and Programs

Learning goals

The course equips participants with the knowledge and skills to plan and manage evaluation processes and results effectively and efficiently.


The main course topics are:

• Design, implementation and use of evaluations of development projects and programs

• Advantages and disadvantages of different evaluation methods

• Quality assurance and use of evaluation results in project/program cycle management


The course structure follows the main steps of an external evaluation, thereby discussing different evaluation types, criteria, and methodologies, as well as professional standards, roles and responsibilities, and key documents and deliverables.

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

NADEL, Center for Development and Cooperation (Dr. Fritz Brugger, Program Coordinator; Kimon Schneider, Senior Lecturer)

International Consultants

Scope (duration)

5 days

Target groups

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

Other Information

The course includes inputs from different development organizations on their evaluation practice.

Participation requirements

Two years professional experience in development cooperation, and completed university degree (sur Dossier possible)