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Designing and Assessing the Logic of Intervention in Policymaking and Implementation

Date

19 May 2022 to 20 May 2022

Address

  Online
Belgium

Section

Science & Policymaking

Event Description

Course description

  • 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.

How will it help you?

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.

Target group

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.

Practical information

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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