Civil Society Organisations are increasingly expected to show the outcome of their work. How is this done?
With the focus on Outcome Harvesting, this course, as part of our M&E Network and the Civil Society Futures program, gives participants opportunity to learn about and explore one new method to help focus on the outcome level. We are happy to provide this Global Focus Outcome Harvesting course for the 3rd time 2017-2018.
What is Outcome Harvesting?
Outcome Harvesting is a tool inspired by Outcome Mapping and Utilization Focused Evaluation that is being used worldwide to robustly identify, describe, analyse and interpret outcome and impact-level results regardless of whether they were pre-defined.
Outcome Harvesting collects (“harvests”) evidence of what has changed (“outcomes”) and, then, working backwards, determines whether and how an intervention has contributed to these changes.
Outcome Harvesting has proven to be especially useful in complex situations when it is not possible to define concretely most of what an intervention aims to achieve, or even what specific actions will be taken over a multi-year period.
Outcome Harvesting is an innovative tool which is increasingly being used by organisations and donors e.g. the World Bank.
Learning objectives of the course
By the end of the workshop participants will have:
The trainers will provide tips and insights based on their extensive experiences working with OH.
Who is the course for?
The course is intended for those wishing to learn and advance beyond a basic understanding of the 6 OH steps by enriching their understanding of the concepts underpinning OH and, importantly, gaining confidence, through practical exercises, of how to adapt and apply the steps to different M&E challenges. The course will have a hands-on approach focused at enabling the participants to use OH as an M&E tool. The course will provide an opportunity to work on own cases and will facilitate feedback from other participants and trainers.
The course is intended for those who work with M&E or similar, but no experience with Outcome Harvesting is expected before the course. Those with some knowledge of the OH steps will be able to consolidate their understanding of concepts and steps before deepening their competence and confidence through exercises.
Please note: There will be some preparation tasks before and follow-up work after, which is part of the course.
Dates: April 11-13 2018 - full days 09.00-16.00.
Participant fee: 2000 DKK for members of Global Focus. For non-members: 3500 DKK.
Registration: The course is limited to 20 people. The course is primarily for civil society organisations working with international development and humanitarian work. If others are interested, please write to
Trainer: Consultant Goele Scheers, Belgium. Read more at www.goelescheers.be. Co-facilitator: Helene Bach, ActionAid Denmark (Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke).
Venue: Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, Fælledvej 12, 2200 Copenhagen N.
More information: Andreas Dybkjær-Andersson
Should the course become full - or if you are interested but unable to attend these days, please send us an email. This will give us an indication of how much interest there is in possibly setting up another course.
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