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Designing and Assessing the Logic of Intervention in Policymaking and Implementation

Learn how to clarify the logic of intervention to help you through the different phases of policymaking (programme/project) from design to implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

About this course

  • Do you feel that the objectives and expected outcomes of your interventions/programmes/policies are not clear or well understood by your partners, implementing actors or beneficiaries?
  • Do you think that the beneficiaries’ perspective would be more relevant and effective than the policymaker’s perspective when designing policies?
  • Do you feel lost among the concepts such as intervention logic, theory of action, theory of change, causal chains, results or impact chain?
  • Are you regularly missing information and data necessary to correctly follow up, report and evaluate the implementation and success of your intervention/policy? Is it difficult to report and evaluate on the outcomes of your policies, not merely the outputs?
  • Is your organisation interested in enforcing their intervention/programme/policy design function?

This online course will help you find solutions to these issues.

Specifically, this course will enhance your ability to design and implement (including monitor and evaluate) your programmes/ policies. You will learn all this in line with the European Commission better regulation methodology as reflected in the recently revised guidelines and toolbox.

It will focus on the importance of setting up a clear logic of intervention, based on a sound definition of the public problem/challenge you are addressing, and building the corresponding monitoring system (indicators and data collection strategy), from the outset.

In this course you will learn:

  • to base your policy/intervention on a clear and shared definition of the public problem it is supposed to solve;
  • to design the logic of your intervention and to demonstrate, in one page, how this will lead to the expected changes for the specific stakeholder groups;
  • to show the logical link between the problem/challenge and the activities you intend to implement;
  • to ease the implementation process and its monitoring using a small number of fully relevant indicators.

Course methodology/highlights

The course will be led by experts who have decades of research and practical experience in policy design and implementation in the EU context and beyond. The course delivery will combine interactive presentations showcasing practical examples, quick polls to consolidate concepts and quick group exercises.

By the end of the course you will be able to better design, implement, monitor and evaluate your interventions, and check if:

  • your policy/intervention is based on a clear and shared definition of the public problem it is supposed to solve;
  • the logic of your intervention is consistent, and the expected outcomes are clear;
  • you are/will be able to monitor and evaluate not only the outputs but also the outcomes of your intervention.

After course support

You will be given the slides as well as additional learning material and online resources to help you apply your new knowledge and skills to your work.

Public officials, civil servants, policy analysts who work in government or parliamentary functions, in EU Member States or candidate countries, such as the following:

  • better regulation committees/programmes;
  • centres for research and analysis;
  • bureaucracy reduction agencies;
  • budget offices;
  • councils for regulatory impact assessments.

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Zoom

Programme Organiser
Ms Eveline Hermens
Tel: + 31 43 3296259
e.hermens@eipa.eu

Discounts
EIPA member fee
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies

Early bird discount
The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.

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Nikolaos Sarris

Evaluations and Impact Assessments

Programme

08.45Welcome and introduction to the course
Virginie Besrest, Evaluation and policy design expert, Managing Partner at Quadrant Conseil
The logic of intervention (part I)
09.00Going back to the roots … of the problem
As a starting point, we will go back to the definition of what a public policy or intervention is, to the different main steps of the policy/intervention life cycle, and to the importance of spending time on the definition of the problem at stake and of its root causes. We will share our experiences and see which tools can help us in this attempt.
10.45Break
11.05From problems to objectives
Identifying the root causes of the issue at stake helps to formulate adequate strategic, specific and operational objectives, to identify the different policy/intervention options, and to select the most relevant one. We often stop at the level of objectives and jump to action plans and key performance indicators (KPIs). This is, in fact, not very effective.
Objectives do not always explain the outputs we intend to deliver, and/or the outcomes expected by different stakeholder groups. The use of intervention logic will help us to identify and set the most appropriate objectives.
Group exercise
13.00End of the first day
The logic of intervention (part II)
09.00Takeaway from the previous day
How to set up a strong logic of intervention
Designing the logic of intervention will not only make our policy/intention clearer to stakeholders (including funding organisations and partners), but it will also help us to test the consistency of our policy/intention. It forces us to put ourselves in the shoes of the target groups and final beneficiaries, allowing us to better adapt our interventions to their needs and constraints. We will focus on what this means in practice, discuss the most common pitfalls and provide tips to avoid them.
Group exercise: intervention logic
11.00Break
11.20The multiple usages of the logic of intervention
The intervention logic will help us to design a relevant monitoring system, to select relevant indicators, to fix the targets to be reached and to prepare the data collection arrangements.
The intervention logic will also be a core element of the evaluation, enabling us to assess if the expected outcomes have been obtained, how they have been obtained and what lessons have been learned. We will share our experiences and examples of how to make the best use of it.
12.45Evaluation and end of the logic of intervention course

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Designing and Assessing the Logic of Intervention in Policymaking and Implementation

19 May 2022 - 20 May 2022
Online
English

Simultaneous interpretation can be offered. Contact the programme organizer for more information and conditions.

SKU: 2220305
Register before: 9 May 2022
 500 per attendee
 450 for EIPA members
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Discount policy

EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?

Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Early bird discount

For a limited number of training courses, EIPA offers an early bird discount.

For more information please contact us.

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SKU: 2220305
Register before: 9 May 2022

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