Online Course: “Designing and Assessing the Logic of Intervention in Policymaking and Implementation”, May 19-20 (EIPA, Maastricht)

Do you feel that the objectives and expected outcomes of your interventions/programmes/policies are not clear or well understood by your partners, implementing actors or beneficiaries? Do you think that the beneficiaries’ perspective would be more relevant and effective than the policymaker’s perspective when designing policies? Do you feel lost among the concepts such as intervention logic, theory of action, theory of change, causal chains, results or impact chain? Are you regularly missing information and data necessary to correctly follow up, report and evaluate the implementation and success of your intervention/policy? Is it difficult to report and evaluate on the outcomes of your policies, not merely the outputs? Is your organisation interested in enforcing their intervention/programme/policy design function?

This online course will help you find solutions to these issues.

Specifically, this course will enhance your ability to design and implement (including monitor and evaluate) your programmes/ policies. You will learn all this in line with the European Commission better regulation methodology as reflected in the recently revised guidelines and toolbox.

It will focus on the importance of setting up a clear logic of intervention, based on a sound definition of the public problem/challenge you are addressing, and building the corresponding monitoring system (indicators and data collection strategy), from the outset.

In this course you will learn:

  • to base your policy/intervention on a clear and shared definition of the public problem it is supposed to solve;
  • to design the logic of your intervention and to demonstrate, in one page, how this will lead to the expected changes for the specific stakeholder groups;
  • to show the logical link between the problem/challenge and the activities you intend to implement;
  • to ease the implementation process and its monitoring using a small number of fully relevant indicators.

Course methodology/highlights

The course will be led by experts who have decades of research and practical experience in policy design and implementation in the EU context and beyond. The course delivery will combine interactive presentations showcasing practical examples, quick polls to consolidate concepts and quick group exercises.

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