For almost two years the CEval supported the “Social Dimension of Sustainable Green Growth” project, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Vietnam. The GIZ project provides capacity building in Social, Gender and Policy Impact Assessment for the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam and relevant implementing agencies.
The CEval developed an academic curriculum on M&E and Impact Assessment for the Hanoi Law University, the University of Labor and Social Affairs, and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities and conducted several online workshops to prepare the teaching staff for implementing respective course modules. The workshops included practical case studies, group works and plenary discussions. Expert inputs and feedback by our experts led to a deep understanding of the topics and their methodological foundations.
As the positive feedback from the universities and participants, as well as the good media coverage shows, the virtualization of the collaboration due to the pandemic situation, has not reduced its success.
We are thus pleased to have been able contributing again to the professionalization of evaluation in an international context and look forward to the collaboration with GIZ in developing a training concept for government employees to be designed until the end of November 2021.
To ensure that the development of evaluation capacities reflects the local context, IPDET expanded its activities around the world on the basis of the recently developed Global Outreach Strategy.
The first virtual series of activities has now begun under the main leadership of CEval: The focus is on parliamentarians and academic employees of parliaments in the Asia-Pacific region.
During the first event, which was attended by almost 120 participants, Prof. Dr. Reinhard Stockmann, Director of CEval, member of the IPDET Steering Group, co-implementer and main author of the IPDET Global Outreach Strategy, provided the scientific input and also headed the panel with political decision-makers from Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka and Uganda.
The video recording and further details on the first IPDET Global Outreach activity can be found here
Since February 2021, CEval supports Gesellschaft für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (GNE) with the new online training program Coordinator in Monitoring & Evaluation in development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. In the seven months of training, including three months of internship, the participants learn in theoretical and practical lessons how to use the concepts and methods of evaluation to measure the impact of development cooperation and humanitarian aid projects. The basic modules on Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL), on qualitative data collection and analysis as well as on quantitative data collection and analysis are taught every four months by the trainers of CEval.
This cooperation with GNE complements the wide range of training offers by CEval. Apart from the provision of tailor-made evaluation trainings for organizations, CEval offers the two Master's programs Master (Blended Learning) of Evaluation (MABLE) and the postgraduate study course Master of Evaluation. Additionally, CEval hosts the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) under the umbrella of the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) together with the Center for Continuing Education (ZUW) at University of Berne.
The Evaluation Globe Project, conducted by the Center for Evaluation at Saarland University under the direction of Reinhard Stockmann and Wolfgang Meyer, is dedicated to a systematic exploration of the institutionalization of evaluation in a global perspective. The first volume, which takes on developments in Europe, has now been published in German by the Waxmann publishing house. It was previously published in English at Palgrave Macmillan. Based on a structured research guide that ensures comparability, the individual contributions examine developments in different social systems: the political, the social, and the professional.