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Qualitative Methods for Assessing the Impact of Development Programmes on Food Security

This e-learning course on Qualitative Methods for Assessing the Impact of Development Programmes on Food Security will contribute to technical capacity building on the application of qualitative methods for food security impact assessment of development programmes. By promoting a common methodological approach and a set of practical tools, the objective of the course is therefore to provide guidance and to assist programme managers and monitoring and evaluation officers on how to use qualitative methods in conducting the assessment of food security and nutrition impact of development programmes.

Audience

The target audience for this course includes both users and generators of information on programme impact:

  • Programme managers and designers;
  • Monitoring and evaluation officers;
  • External evaluators;
  • Government officials, donors and other decision makers.

Content

The course consists of 7 lessons, ranging from approximately 20 to 90 minutes duration each, grouped into 3 units:

Unit 1 Introduction

  • Lesson 1.1 Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Impact Assessment

Unit 2 Design and implementation

  • Lesson 2.1 Understanding the Context of the Assessment
  • Lesson 2.2 Defining what Information to Collect
  • Lesson 2.3 Identifying the Assessment Sample
  • Lesson 2.4 Defining Qualitative Assessment Techniques

Unit 3 Data Gathering and Analysis

  • Lesson 3.1 Gathering Data
  • Lesson 3.2 Analysis and Reporting

Author/Source
FAO. Partners: EU & Wageningen University
Year
2013