Plan International UK: Case Study
Plan International UK
Plan International UK strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
In 2021, inFocus was chosen to conduct evaluation training with PlUK bid developers and project managers, with the sufficient knowledge so that they were able to make informed decisions about:
– What evaluation approach might be appropriate
– What approximate budget would be necessary for such an approach
– How the choice of approach will influence the way that the project needs to be managed
The purpose of this consultancy is to equip the PIUK bid developers and project managers with sufficient knowledge that:-they are able to make informed decisions about:
– what evaluation approach might be appropriate
– what approximate budget would be necessary for such an approach
– how the choice of approach will influence the way that the project needs to be managed
– they are able to hold informed discussions with the M&E partners who will be undertaking this work.
It should be noted that the purpose of the work is not to train the readers of the guidance and the attendees of the virtual sessions in how to conduct an impact evaluation.
The objective of this assignment there for us to create a series of short (max 4 pages), easily understandable (to non-MEAL specialists), visually appealing and engaging documents, and an accompanying series of live but recorded short (max 2 hours), interactive and virtual trainings that cover the content below:-what is an impact evaluation and how it differs from other evaluations-the different types of impact evaluation, and the benefits, limitations, assumptions, requirements, and necessary considerations of each-the common terminology used in discussion around impact evaluations; clarifying which terms are actual categories of evaluation design(e.g. quasi-experimental), which terms refer to the way in which sampling is undertaken or comparison groups constructed within that design(e.g. statistical matching), and which terms refer to different analysis methods available within that design (e.g. difference in difference), and explaining them all – what different types of impact evaluation are likely to cost-how the decision to conduct an impact evaluation, and the approach chosen, will affect project design and implementation.
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