Discussions around the Theme of assessing and evaluating impact of projects and programmes have been numerous in the past years. With particular regard to development cooperation projects and programmes, a number of Donors, multilateral, and bilateral agencies have not only requested implementing organizations to define a way to assess projects' impact, but also supported the development cooperation community with studies, guidelines, references, and best practices to help improve that process.
The topic remains however largely a disputed one, especially concerning the essence of Impact defined as long-term contribution to broad scope goals. Main question being: how can we assess the contribution of an individual project (or programme) to a very large goal? The issue of assessing this kind of impact is even more challenging when it related to projects which are not infrastructural or whose results are not easily quantifiable.
Let us find out more in PMI NL July event, the theme is ‘Impact Evaluation of Programmes and Projects in Modern Times’