Impact Evaluation of Projects and Programmes Course


This course is designed and intended to lay emphasis on internal and external project evaluation and familiarize with tools that are used to measure and improve the performance of projects. The participants follow a step by step methodology for the understanding of the process of designing and performing an evaluation.

What is Impact Evaluation of Projects? Keeping an eye on the developments, deviations and changes after the delivery of projects is very important for any organization. Evaluation and Assessment of the impact and benefits delivered can not only help in fine-tuning the processes but also in setting standards for future projects.

How to Evaluate the Impact of a project? This course is designed to assist with the evaluation of impact and other research-based needs among the development staff. It adopts different techniques and methods that can help with collecting and evaluating the right kind of data, which then helps in the acquisition of accurate statistics.


5 Days

Target audience

This course is useful for any worker involved in the delivery of development projects.

However, it’s particularly beneficial for the senior management in NGO’s including the CEO’s, Board Members, Project Managers, Team Leaders, and Directors.

While also being extremely useful for consultants and freelancers working for NGO’s, and anyone who desires to join the non-profit sector.


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
IEP016 9 Oct 2023 - 13 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IEP016 13 Nov 2023 - 17 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IEP016 11 Dec 2023 - 15 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IEP016 15 Jan 2024 - 19 Jan 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IEP016 12 Feb 2024 - 16 Feb 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IEP016 11 Mar 2024 - 15 Mar 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IEP016 8 Apr 2024 - 12 Apr 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IEP016 13 May 2024 - 17 May 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IEP016 10 Jun 2024 - 14 Jun 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
Kigali Schedules:
Mombasa Schedules:
Nakuru Schedules:
Kisumu Schedules:
Naivasha Schedules:
Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.

Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training course, you will learn how to:

  • Improve and develop the accountability of policy-making and public services
  • Develop the planning, procurement and management of impact evaluations and assessments
  • Use the methods of impact evaluation to identify the most effective, efficient and value-for-money initiatives
  • Introduce and Present participatory measures in the development of the Evaluation Plans
  • Facilitating and simplifying the plans to team members and other workers, involved in the process
  • Identifying techniques and methods for improving current practices in the evaluation process

Course Outline

Module 1: Impact Assessment vs. Evaluation

  • The difference between Impact Assessment and Evaluation
  • The need for Project/Program Evaluation
  • The need for measuring results and impact
  • Best practice examples and models of impact evaluations and assessments from around the world
  • A quick glance into the PCM (Project Cycle Management)
  • An overview to the Participatory Evaluation Frameworks (PEFs)
  • Various Principles for the Evaluation process
  • Key Indicators for Verification and Evaluation

Module 2: Planning the Evaluation Process

  • Defining the criteria, principles and queries for the evaluation process
  • Identifying the Stakeholders
  • Plan of action for the evaluation process
  • Identifying, scheduling and planning the availability of the resources
  • Budget planning for the evaluation process
  • Recognizing the applicable methods for the collection of relevant data

Module 3: Data Collection and Analysis

  • Various Techniques involving in the collection of data
  • Defining techniques for interpreting and analyzing the collected data
  • Drafting the conclusions from the evaluation process
  • Understanding report writing for evaluation process reports
  • Communicating intelligence and information obtained through the evaluation process
  • Identifying the opportunities for correction/improvement
  • Drawing a plan of action for integrating and incorporating the required improvements

Module 4: Impact Assessments

  • Goals of an impact assessment
  • Selection of different units of assessment
  • Impact Assessment Methods
  • Before and after assessment
  • The principles of cost-benefit analysis
  • The strengths and limitations of Impact Assessment
  • Using organized and systematic reviews of evidence to assess the impact
  • Ethics of an impact assessment

Module 5: Visualizing project data

  • Understand map layers in GIS
  • Composing a GIS layout from GIS layers
  • Difference between a map and a layout
  • Navigate maps
  • Bringing tabular/spreadsheet data into a GIS (Excel, SPSS, Access etc)
  • Connecting visual map features and tabular data
  • Selecting subsets of map features from geo processing
  • Finding map features
  • Use data sorting records and labeling features to produce information
  • Key elements of a map
  • Composing a map
  • Case study

Module 6: GIS and GPS for M&E

  • General Principles of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
  • Integrating M&E and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Deciding if M&E-GIS is Appropriate for specific projects
  • Developing an M&E-GIS System for projects
  • Creating Maps Supporting Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
  • Selecting GIS Software
  • Defining the Data Requirements and Key Indicators
  • Defining the Data Collection Process
  • Designing and Creating the Data Input Table
  • Map making
  • Creating the Thematic Map

Course Administration Details:


The instructor-led training is delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817.

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 or mail [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before the course start date

Send proof of payment to [email protected]

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