Topic outline

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    The objective of this course is to provide guidance and to assist programme managers, and monitoring and evaluation officers on the use of qualitative methods to assess the impact of food security and nutrition development programmes.

      • 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.

        • 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; and
          • donors and other decision makers.

          • You will learn about

            • Understanding the context of the assessment.
            • Different methods used in the context of an impact assessment.
            • Defining what information to collect.
            • Identifying the assessment sample.
            • Defining qualitative assessment techniques.
            • Benefits of using qualitative methods in an impact assessment
            • Gathering data
            • Analysis and reporting

            • Course structure

              The course consists of 7 lessons, ranging from approximately 20 to 90 minutes duration each, grouped into three units:

              Unit 1 - Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Impact Assessment
              • Lesson 1.1 - Overview

              Unit 2 - Design and Implementation
              • Lesson 2.1 - Understanding the Context of the Assessment
              • Lesson 2.2 - Defining what Information to Collect
              • Lesson 2.3 - Identifying the Assessment Sample
              • Lesson 2.4 - Defining Qualitative Assessment Techniques

              Unit 3 - Data Gathering and Analysis
              • Lesson 3.1 - Gathering Data
              • Lesson 3.2 - Analysis and Reporting

              • Partners

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