Project Appraisals and Impact Evaluations course

Course Date Duration Location Registration
10/06/2024 To 21/06/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
08/07/2024 To 19/07/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
05/08/2024 To 16/08/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
02/09/2024 To 13/09/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
30/09/2024 To 11/10/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
28/10/2024 To 08/11/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
25/11/2024 To 06/12/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
09/12/2024 To 20/12/2024 10 Days Mombasa, Kenya


The Project Appraisals and Impact Evaluations Course is a comprehensive 10-day program designed to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively conduct project appraisals and impact evaluations. This course covers the fundamental concepts, methodologies, and techniques involved in assessing the viability and impact of development projects. Participants will learn how to critically analyze project proposals, design rigorous impact evaluation frameworks, and utilize appropriate evaluation methods to measure project outcomes and impacts.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the principles and concepts of project appraisals and impact evaluations in the context of development projects.
  2. Learn the process of project appraisal, including feasibility analysis and risk assessment.
  3. Develop proficiency in designing impact evaluation frameworks and selecting appropriate evaluation methods.
  4. Gain practical skills in data collection, analysis, and interpretation for impact evaluations.
  5. Understand the ethical considerations and challenges involved in conducting project appraisals and impact evaluations.
  6. Enhance knowledge of evaluating project sustainability, scalability, and replicability.
  7. Explore the use of quantitative and qualitative methods in project appraisals and impact evaluations.
  8. Apply evaluation findings to inform decision-making, improve project design, and enhance project management.
  9. Develop strategies for effective reporting and communication of evaluation results.
  10. Foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among participants in the field of project appraisals and impact evaluations.

Organization Benefits:

By participating in the Project Appraisals and Impact Evaluations Course, organizations can expect the following benefits:

  1. Enhanced capacity to conduct rigorous and evidence-based project appraisals.
  2. Improved ability to design and implement impact evaluations to measure project outcomes and impacts.
  3. Increased efficiency and effectiveness in evaluating project viability, sustainability, and scalability.
  4. Strengthened decision-making processes through the utilization of evaluation findings.
  5. Enhanced project design and management practices through the integration of evaluation insights.
  6. Improved reporting and communication of evaluation results to stakeholders.
  7. Strengthened organizational learning and adaptive management practices through evaluation feedback.
  8. Increased capacity to meet donor and funder requirements for project appraisals and impact evaluations.
  9. Enhanced credibility and reputation through rigorous and comprehensive evaluation practices.
  10. Improved overall project effectiveness and impact through evidence-based decision-making and continuous learning.

Who Should Attend: This course is relevant to professionals and individuals involved in project management, monitoring and evaluation, program implementation, research, and related roles within organizations, including:

  • Project Managers
  • M&E Specialists
  • Program Officers
  • Development Practitioners
  • Government Officials
  • NGO Staff
  • Researchers
  • Consultants
  • Professionals seeking to enhance their skills in project appraisals and impact evaluations


 10 Days

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Project Appraisals and Impact Evaluations

  • Key concepts and principles of project appraisals and impact evaluations
  • The role of evaluations in project management and decision-making

Module 2: Project Appraisal Process

  • Feasibility analysis and project identification
  • Risk assessment and management in project appraisals

Module 3: Designing Impact Evaluation Frameworks

  • Formulating evaluation questions and objectives
  • Selecting appropriate evaluation designs

Module 4: Quantitative Data Collection Methods for Impact Evaluations

  • Surveys and questionnaires
  • Sampling techniques and sample size determination

Module 5: Qualitative Data Collection Methods for Impact Evaluations

  • Interviews and focus group discussions
  • Observation and document analysis

Module 6: Data Analysis for Impact Evaluations

  • Data cleaning and preparation
  • Statistical analysis techniques for impact evaluations

Module 7: Qualitative Data Analysis for Impact Evaluations

  • Coding and categorization of qualitative data
  • Techniques for thematic analysis

Module 8: Ethical Considerations in Project Appraisals and Impact Evaluations

  • Ensuring participant confidentiality and informed consent
  • Ethical guidelines and standards

Module 9: Evaluating Project Sustainability and Scalability

  • Assessing long-term project viability
  • Strategies for scaling up successful projects

Module 10: Cost-effectiveness Analysis

  • Measuring project cost-effectiveness
  • Cost-benefit analysis and cost-utility analysis

Module 11: Experimental and Quasi-experimental Designs

  • Randomized controlled trials
  • Difference-in-differences and regression discontinuity designs

Module 12: Case Study Evaluation

  • Evaluating projects using case study methods
  • Benefits and limitations of case study evaluation

Module 13: Evaluating Gender and Social Inclusion in Projects

  • Gender-responsive evaluation approaches
  • Social inclusion and equity considerations in impact evaluations

Module 14: Theory of Change and Logic Models

  • Developing theories of change for impact evaluations
  • Creating logic models to guide evaluation frameworks

Module 15: Impact Evaluation Reporting and Communication

  • Effective reporting of evaluation findings
  • Utilizing data visualization techniques for impact evaluation communication

Module 16: Utilizing Evaluation Findings for Decision-making

  • Incorporating evaluation results into project management and decision-making
  • Utilizing evaluation feedback for continuous learning and improvement

Module 17: Meta-analysis and Systematic Reviews

  • Conducting meta-analyses of impact evaluation studies
  • Systematic reviews of project appraisals and evaluations

Module 18: Participatory Approaches in Project Appraisals and Impact Evaluations

  • Participatory data collection and analysis techniques
  • Stakeholder engagement in evaluation processes

Module 19: Evaluating Policy and Programmatic Impacts

  • Assessing policy and programmatic impacts through evaluations
  • Evaluating policy effectiveness and efficiency

Module 20: Evaluating Development Projects in Fragile and Conflict-affected Contexts

  • Challenges and considerations in evaluating projects in fragile contexts
  • Conflict sensitivity and evaluation approaches

Module 21: Evaluating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Impact

  • Evaluating SDG progress and impact
  • Integration of SDGs in project appraisals and evaluations

Module 22: Evaluating Innovations and Pilot Projects

  • Evaluating the effectiveness and scalability of innovative projects
  • Approaches for evaluating pilot projects

Module 23: Evaluating Social Impact and Community Development Projects

  • Assessing social impact and community development outcomes
  • Participatory evaluation approaches in community projects

Module 24: Realist Evaluation

  • Principles and methodologies of realist evaluation
  • Utilizing realist approaches in project appraisals and impact evaluations

Module 25: Evaluating Environmental and Climate Change Projects

  • Environmental impact assessments in project evaluations
  • Evaluating climate change adaptation and mitigation projects

Module 26: Evaluating Health and Education Projects

  • Impact evaluations in health and education sectors
  • Assessing project outcomes and impacts in health and education

Module 27: Evaluating Agricultural and Rural Development Projects

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of agricultural and rural development interventions
  • Assessing impacts on food security and livelihoods

Module 28: Evaluating Infrastructure and Urban Development Projects

  • Evaluating the impact of infrastructure and urban development projects
  • Assessing economic, social, and environmental outcomes

Module 29: Evaluating Private Sector and Entrepreneurship Projects

  • Evaluating the impact of private sector and entrepreneurship initiatives
  • Assessing business development and economic growth impacts

Module 30: Evaluating Humanitarian and Emergency Response Projects

  • Evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of humanitarian interventions
  • Impact evaluations in post-disaster and emergency contexts

General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at or +254712260031






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