Evaluation of Projects and Programs


The course equips participants with the knowledge and skills to plan and manage evaluation processes and results effectively and efficiently.


The main course topics are:

• Design, implementation and use of evaluations of development projects and programs

• Advantages and disadvantages of different evaluation methods

• Quality assurance and use of evaluation results in project/program cycle management


The course structure follows the main steps of an external evaluation, thereby discussing different evaluation types, criteria, and methodologies, as well as professional standards, roles and responsibilities, and key documents and deliverables.

  • Methodenkompetenzen / Methodische Kenntnisse
  • Organisations- und Feldkenntnisse
  • Praxis der Evaluation
  • Sonstige
Durchführende Person/en bzw. Institution/en (inkl. kurzer Vorstellung)

NADEL, Center for Development and Cooperation (Dr. Fritz Brugger, Program Coordinator; Kimon Schneider, Senior Lecturer)

International Consultants

Umfang (Dauer)

5 days


Practitioners and policymakers in international cooperation. Professionals from other sectors are also possible (e.g. sustainability, CSR, social entrepreneurship, research, …)

Sonstige Angaben

The course includes inputs from different development organizations on their evaluation practice.


Two years professional experience in development cooperation, and completed university degree (sur Dossier possible)