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Outcome Harvesting: an introduction to theory and practice

South Africa
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Outcome Harvesting is an evaluation approach that identifies and makes sense of actual changes to which a programme contributed. It is especially suited to programmes that occur in uncertain and messy situations where there’s a high chance of unintended results; some for better, some for worse. It is recommended by some of the largest international development agencies for contexts and initiatives with unpredictable outcomes. The approach has been developed over the last 16 years during which at least 1000 evaluations have used it around the world: in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific. This training will take you through the rationale of the approach, its steps and principles. You will work on your own material (should you have any; alternatively, you will use material from existing outcome harvest evaluations). By the end of the workshop you will be able to implement an OH in your own context, although you will still need to practice some of the steps to build your confidence and competence, ideally with some mentorship.


The objective of the workshop is to build participants understanding of the basics of the Outcome Harvesting (OH) method such that

· as commissioners or conductors of evaluations, they can identify when it is appropriate to use this method to address their questions

· they are able to accurately use the steps and principles of the methods to support organisational learning and accountability

Fee information

ZAR 2800 Costs exclude accommodation and travel which are to be organised by the participants

How to Register

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