Evaluation & Impact

Development cooperation aims at facilitating social change, even in projects that focus on technical measures. Many projects and programmes achieve results (effects, outcome, impact) on different levels, not all of which have been intended in the planning phase. Especially unexpected change is not easily captured by conventional methodologies of planning, monitoring, and evaluation. Therefore many institutions of development cooperation have set off to systematically observe and analyse the effects of their work.
 
In addition to methodological knowhow, the analysis of such effects has to be based on sound sectoral and regional knowledge. Wherever possible, FAKT therefore cooperates with local experts and composes teams of consultants with complementing perspectives and competencies. Furthermore the FAKT methodologies enable a differentiation of impact regarding to gender and poverty levels. FAKT offers its clients a wide range of consultancy and services from one source.

News

In 2015, FAKT conducted an ex-post impact analysis of environmental projects on the Balkans, commissioned by the Austrian Development Agency ADA. 37 projects were analysed.

FAKT consultants came together in October 2018 to discuss new developments in evaluation. A representative of the German institute for development education DEval reported on the current revision of the DAC criteria in view of the Agenda 2030.

FAKT organized a two-day training for consultants on basics in evaluation. Planning, implementing and standards of evaluation as well as methodology were topics.