Two-day Training Efficiency

In this training you will learn about a variety of methods to assess efficiency

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Only a few practitioners and evaluators are familiar with the methods and tools to assess efficiency. Therefore, Partos will organise a training on efficiency analysis. The target group of this training will be evaluators, M&E managers and other professionals for whom the efficiency question is relevant in the design, planning, implementation and evaluation stage of projects.

In this two-day training (19th and 21st of June) participants will learn when and how to apply a variety of methods and tools including: cost effectiveness analysis (CEA), cost benefit analysis (CBA), multiple attribute decision making (MADM), benchmarking unit costs, partial efficiency indicators, follow the money, financial analysis and comparative rating by stakeholders.

The training will also include a section especially for M&E managers, on how to formulate terms of reference for evaluators in such a way that evaluations will lead to meaningful conclusions about efficiency. One of the reasons why efficiency is not adequately addressed in evaluations is because M&E managers don’t know what to ask for when they write the ToR for evaluations.

The trainers are:

  • Markus Palenberg, CEO of the Institute for Development Strategy in Munich, Germany and author of what is considered standard literature in this field: “Tools and Methods for Evaluating the Efficiency of Development Interventions. Evaluation Working Papers. Bonn: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (2011)
  • Pol de Greve, Development Economist at Context, international cooperation, with vast experience an assessing the efficiency of development projects


  • Members of Partos: 300 Euros
  • Others: 600 Euros
  • The training will be free of charge for Partos members who participate in piloting the Theory of Efficiency

For more information contact Heinz Greijn

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