This page outlines the expected content of the course. Details are indicative only, and subject to changes. The course is expected to take one day a week for the trainee, and we strongly suggest that participation is agreed with a manager and incorporated into a workplan.

The course is designed to allow the participant to learn at their own pace. The video lectures will be recorded and available online, and can so be watched any time. The online seminars and sessions with external experts will be live, in order to allow participants to ask questions and interact with each other. All exercises are peer-assessed, and reviewed with the facilitator during the seminars.

Week 1: Introduction, Results Chains and Indicators

  • Video Lectures:
    • Introduction to Results Measurement and the DCED Standard
    • How to use Results Chains
    • How to develop and use indicators.
  • Online seminar: Experiences using Results Chains
  • External Expert: Practical experience with the DCED Standard.
  • Exercise: Develop your own results chain, based on a case study.

Week 2: Good Measurement Practice.

  • Video Lectures:
    • Developing indicators for different levels in the results chain.
    • Measurement techniques for indicators at different levels.
  • Online Seminar: Experiences with indicators and measurement.
  • External Expert: Measuring Jobs (from the ILO Labs).
  • Exercise: Develop a results measurement plan.

Week 3: Attribution and systemic change.

  • Video Lectures:
    • Introduction to Attribution Strategies.
    • Introduction to Assessing Systemic Changes.
  • Online Seminar: Experiences with attribution strategies and systemic change.
  • External Expert: Assessing attribution.

Week 4: Managing the Results Measurement System.

  • Video Lectures:
    • How to ensure that the results measurement system functions.
    • Ensuring Results get used in Management.
  • External experts: How they ensure results get used in management.