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How to Measure Impact: An Introduction to Establishing Functional Measurement & Evaluation Systems for Multi-stakeholder Initiatives and Partnerships


This two-day introductory course will provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals to establishing functional multi-stakeholder systems to measure the performance and impact of joint initiatives that deliver positive impact . Through a combination of lecture-based instruction and participatory activities, participants will better understand the components of a functional measurement system and how these systems can drive performance and impact.

You will learn how to:

- Describe the essential components of a functional system to measure performance and impact of multi-stakeholder initiatives and partnerships
- Understand the different roles of actors in designing and delivering functional measurement systems for multi-stakeholder initiatives, both those with and without central leadership mechanisms
- Provide an understanding of the key components required to design a basic measurement plan for a specific multi-stakeholder initiative or positive impact partnership
- Use of data for planning, management and improvement

Attending this training will ensure you develop the core competencies to design and deliver robust measurement systems which assess the effectiveness of multi-stakeholder initiatives. 



Palladium Trainer - Andrew KalerosThe How to Measure Impact training in Dubai will be led and delivered by senior expert Palladium trainer - Andrew Koleros.  Andrew is the Director of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation at Palladium UK. He has fifteen years of experience in the design and implementation of programme monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) systems for both small and large development programmes in Africa and Asia.

Andrew also has a strong track record in the design and delivery of external independent evaluations of development projects, including performance evaluations and impact evaluations. He has experience designing and implementing multi-year evaluations incorporating mixed-methods designs and working with multiple stakeholder groups including programme funders, programme implementers and target populations.

Andrew has significant experience managing both projects and project teams. He currently leads the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Practice Area in Palladium’s UK office, managing a team of over ten MEL specialists delivering consultancy services to short and long term projects. Andrew is also an experienced trainer and communicator.  He contributes to Palladium’s Thought Leadership initiatives, conceptualising new approaches and methodologies to improve the design and delivery of development projects. As part of this role Andrew has contributed to the development of the How to Measure Impact: An introductory course on establishing functional M&E systems for multi-stakeholder initiatives and partnership.  


Assisting in the delivery of the training  will be Palladium Trainer - Victor Sevillano
Victor Sevillano a senior expert trainer.  Victor has more than 23 years’ experience in Strategy, Marketing and Sales Management, building his career in first-rate national and multi-national organisations across Europe, South America, Middle East and Asia, such as Akzo Nobel, Sara Lee, Nutrexpa, Cosmos Aromática and Palladium. For the last 3 years, Victor has been an advisor to the former CEO of Economy, Finance, Business & Employment at Barcelona City Hall, supporting the execution of the strategic plan in the areas of economic promotion and business development.

Clients include Abu Dhabi General Secretariat of the Executive Council, City Hall of Barcelona, City Hall of Sant Cugat, Carrefour Group in Spain, Mercadona in Spain, Jumbo Supermarkets in Chile, Tom Sailor in Venezuela, Diplomatic School in Barcelona, Eurochambers in Brussels.

Victor's track record accounts for more than 100 new products and services launched both within the FMCG and B2B markets, over 50 mass media communication and PR campaigns managed, over 35 international conferences and client events, and tens of advisory services to different companies.


Module 1: Understanding measurement systems in the context of multi-stakeholder initiatives

This module is intended to introduce participants to the purposes and the value of robust measurement systems as a fundamental part of any multi-stakeholder initiative, including positive impact partnerships. It covers key definitions and introduces participants to core concepts used to measure the impact of an intervention or initiative.

By the end of the module, participants will be able to:
- Understand what multi-stakeholder initiatives and Positive Impact Partnerships are
- Define the role of setting up robust measurement systems for multi-stakeholder initiatives and how they differ from and can complement internal performance management systems already embedded at an organizational level, including:
   o Identifying roles and responsibilities for measurement within the initiative, such as identifying and implementing system improvements
   o The unique role of a catalytic actor in managing the measurement system and facilitating decision-making in initiatives without a clear central leadership mechanism (such as Positive Impact Partnerships)
- Define and identify the distinctions and complementarities between monitoring and evaluation as key phases of a measurement system
Position the concept of measurement in relation to the project management cycle

Module 2: Designing and delivering systems for Measuring Impact

This module is intended to introduce participants to core concepts in the design of measurement systems for multi-stakeholder initiative and Positive Impact Partnership interventions. It covers the key planning tools in the design of multi-stakeholder initiatives (e.g., system strategy maps, results frameworks, etc.), the development of a measurement strategy and the identification and selection of indicators.

By the end of the module, participants will be able to:
- Identify key components of a robust measurement strategy and the tools that facilitate its development and implementation
- Identify indicators and data sources at different levels of a multi-stakeholder strategy

MODULE 3: Data gathering methods

Based on the indicators selected in the previous section, this module is intended to introduce participants to primary methods for data collection and gathering.

The module will introduce the basics of different types of data collection methods: including primary and secondary and quantitative and qualitative data collection; as well as how to select the appropriate mix of methods according to the measurement strategy.

By the end of the module, participants will be able to:
- Understand the criteria used for judging data collection methods
- Distinguish between quantitative versus qualitative data collection
- Describe various data collection methods and state their advantages and disadvantages
- Identify ethical issues involved in data collection

MODULE 4: Data analysis and data-based decision making

This module will describe how to present and communicate data in an effective way. It will begin with a brief introduction to data analysis and data analytical techniques, particularly for quantitative data. It will focus on how to better understand the different audiences (data users) and how data can support information sharing, accountability, improvement and decision-making within multi-stakeholder initiatives.

By the end of the module, participants will be able to:
- Present data in accessible manner based on target audience
- Describe different data communication channels
- Describe the importance of using data to inform decisions for program planning and improvement
- List common barriers to information, collection, aggregation, dissemination and utilization and propose methods to overcome them.
- Describe and share strategies for overcoming barriers ensuring that data are being used to make decisions at all levels

Registration Fees


Super Early Bird - $1800 per person (registration on or before 7 September 2017)

Early Bird - £2000 per person (registration on or before 21 September 2017)

Full Price - $2500 per person (registrations after 31 August 2017


Group Discounts
Group discounts are available for teams of 3 or more from the same organisation. Please contact Charlotte Taylor in the UK for your tailored quote on or call +44 1225 462967.

Payment Terms
Payment terms are 14 days from date of invoice, or if the date falls within 14 days of commencement of the event, then prior to arrival. We accept US Dollar payments by credit card - Visa, MasterCard or American Express 

Cancellation Policy

Substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations must be received by email to by 13 October 2017. After this date, all registrations, including no shows, are subject to the full Boot Camp Fee and no refunds will be made. Delegates may request to transfer their registration to an alternative course, subject to our terms and conditions. However, if a cancellation occurs within 7 days of the course start date, we regret that no transfers may be made to alternative events and no refunds can be given.


Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates 
Sheikh Zayed Road, 120679, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
+971 4 341 0000

Palladium Venue - Kempinski

Experience an unparalleled level of luxury at the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates that is connected to the award winning Mall of The Emirates. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road in the Al Barsha district, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates is centrally situated with close proximity to areas such as Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah. The journey from Dubai International Airport to Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates takes approximately 30 minutes.

The Kempinski hotel are offering Palladium delegates discounted accommodation rates of 800 AED per night.

Note 1: Above rates are per room per night subject to 10% Service charge, 10% municipality fees and AED 20 tourism fee.
Note 2: The rate is inclusive of buffet breakfast.

Rooms are bookable 14 days prior to the event after this subject to availability.

To make a reservation email or call +971 4 341 0000 ensuring you quote Palladium Setting up Positive Impact Partnerships. If you have any issues please email or call +44 1225 462967.