Workshop on Contribution Analysis and evaluation
For those readers that are in Switzerland, here is a very interesting course on contribution analysis and evaluation planned for 2011:
Contribution Analysis: A tool for planning and evaluating cause-effect and impact of interventions
Who is the Course for
• evaluation practitioners
• evaluation managers and commissioners
• teachers of policy and programme evaluation
• staff within organisations delivering interventions with a responsibility for evaluation
This workshop will look at planning for interventions and evaluating their outcomes and impact from the perspective of contribution analysis. Contribution analysis is a way to make contribution claims about cause and effect in the absence of counterfactuals. It can also be used to better plan interventions and design better data gathering for evaluations. Contribution analysis will be situated within theory-based evaluation approaches and within approaches to evaluate complex interventions. New approaches to developing and representing theories of change—as distinct from results chains and logic models—will be presented. Examples of theories of change and contribution analysis will be used from several countries.
Course Aims and Objectives
This course aims at providing participants with an understanding of the ideas behind contribution analysis, the benefits from adopting this theory-based approach, insight into recent developments and experience working with a contribution analysis framework.
Prof. Marc-Henry Soulet, Department Sociologie, Social Policy and Social Work, University of Fribourg
Dr Marlène M. Läubli Loud, (DPhil) Lecturer in Public Sector Evaluation, Department Department Sociologie, Social Policy and Social Work, University of Fribourg.
The course will be led by Dr John Mayne, PhD. He is currently an independent advisor and consultant on public sector performance. Until 2004, he was with the Canadian Federal Government, where he worked in the Office of the Comptroller General, the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Office of the Auditor General. Dr. Mayne was instrumental in the development of the federal government’s approach to evaluating the performance of programs. He was involved with the development of government-wide accountability and reporting regimes, and effective approaches to managing for results and performance measurement. In the national audit office, he was responsible for the audit areas of accountability, governance, alternative service delivery, and performance measurement and reporting.
Date and Place
19th-20th May, 2011, Swiss Federal Office of Personnel, Eigerstrasse 71, Berne
Course language is English. However, of course participants are encouraged to contribute in their native language (French/German).
CHFrs.650 for SEVAL members, CHFrs.700 for non-members
01 April, 2011 – (Number of participants is limited)
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