Transformative Evaluation Course

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July 2024

Code Date Duration Location Fee Action
TEC001 22 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024 5 days Kisumu, Kenya KES 84,000 | $1,100 Register
TEC001 29 Jul 2024 - 2 Aug 2024 5 days Mombasa, Kenya KES 92,000 | $1,100 Register
TEC001 22 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024 5 days Pretoria, South Africa $2,400 Register
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July 2024

22 Jul - 26 Jul
5 days
KES 84,000 | $1,100
29 Jul - 2 Aug
5 days
KES 92,000 | $1,100
22 Jul - 26 Jul
5 days
- | $2,400
29 Jul - 2 Aug
5 days
- | $1,800
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Transformative evaluation provides a lens for evaluators who work in contexts of inequality and adversity with a goal of social transformation. It supplies an umbrella that encompasses evaluations designed to support the transformation of marginalized communities, such as people living in poverty, women, people with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, indigenous communities, homeless people, sexual minorities, and others. It seeks to answer the question: How should we design our evaluations if we are to contribute to a more socially, economically, and environmentally just society?

5 Days

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Course Objectives

  • Design evaluations that support the type of transformative change needed to meet goals
  • Conducting contextual analysis, and process and impact evaluations

Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of Transformative Evaluation

  • The world is facing a number of wicked problems for which there are no agreed upon solutions—climate change, poverty, conflict and violence, and lack of access to healthcare, education, housing, and employment. These problems, and appropriate evaluation strategies to address them, are relevant in domestic and international contexts. For example, the worldwide community has recognized the need to set goals that explicitly address these problems in the form of Sustainable Development Goals. Evaluators are called upon to design evaluations that support the type of transformative change needed to meet these goals. The ethical assumptions that underlie an evaluator’s responsibilities operating to support transformative change will be examined in the first module, along with methodological implications that align with these assumptions. Building relationships, being culturally responsive, and forming coalitions to enhance ownership and utilization will be part of this module. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the concepts to a case study.  

Module 2: Methodologies from a Transformative Lens

  • The transformative lens for evaluation is methodologically eclectic. It includes phases of forming relationships, conducting contextual analysis, and process and impact evaluations. Many approaches to evaluation can be used under this umbrella, such as Appreciative Inquiry, community-based and participatory approaches, and randomized controlled trials. However, the methods are chosen to be consciously responsive to the culture and context of the evaluation, and to serve the transformative goals of the project. In this module, the use of mixed methods that apply a transformative lens and a variety of methodological approaches will be examined. Participants will have the opportunity to apply this approach to a case study.

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The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise 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]/[email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


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/+250789621067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 , +250 789621067 ,or mail [email protected]/[email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]/[email protected]

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