Topic outline

  • This course was created with Adobe Flash technology. Since this technology is no longer supported by modern internet browsers, the online version was removed. The downloadable version and content of the course (text only) are still available. In order to access them, please read the instructions in the System requirements section below.

    This course has the objective to support countries and regions in assessing the overall impact of their investments in food security on the well being of the targeted populations. The methods and approaches described in the course are equally applicable to smaller projects.

      • System Requirements

        The interactive version of the course is available as a downloadable package and only runs on Windows PC’s and doesn't require any additional software. Please read the following instructions.

        The content of the course is also available in text format (pdf).

        • Audience

          The target audience for this course includes both users and generators of information on programme impact:

          • Programme managers and designers;
          • Monitoring and evaluation officers;
          • External evaluators;
          • Government officials, donors and other decision makers.

          • You will learn about

            • Programme design implications
            • Impact assessment in programme design
            • Quantitative methods: household surveys
            • Quantitative methods: secondary data
            • Qualitative methods
            • Selecting methods and approaches
            • Analyzing and interpreting impact data
            • Documenting and reporting results

              • Course structure

                The course consists of 11 lessons, ranging from approximately 40 to 70 minutes duration each, grouped into three units:

                Unit 1 - Assessing Programme Impact on Food Security
                • Lesson 1.1 - Introduction to Impact Assessment
                • Lesson 1.2 - Food Security Concepts and Frameworks
                • Lesson 1.3 - Programme Design Implications
                • Lesson 1.4 - Impact Assessment in Programme Design

                Unit 2 - Methods and Approaches for Assessing Impact
                • Lesson 2.1 - Overview of Methods and Approaches
                • Lesson 2.2 - Quantitative Methods: Household Surveys
                • Lesson 2.3 - Quantitative Methods: Secondary Data
                • Lesson 2.4 - Qualitative Methods
                • Lesson 2.5 - Selecting Methods and Approaches

                Unit 3 - Interpreting and Communicating Results
                • Lesson 3.1 - Analysing and Interpreting Impact Data
                • Lesson 3.2 - Documenting and Reporting Results

                • Partners

                  European Union (EU)    Wageningen University - Center for Development Innovation