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

Remote consulting and evaluation have played a role for a long time, but in times of Covid-19 their relevance increased massively. FAKT consultants need to be familiar with the many forms it can take and the tools that can be used.

Digitisation is playing an increasingly important role in development cooperation and offers not only new information and communication technologies but also a multitude of new opportunities for cooperation between the various actors.

Wolfgang Heinrich, veteran expert on the Do No Harm approach and involved in its development from early days, provided a one-day training for FAKT consultants in October 2019 on how to implement the Do No Harm approach.