Capacity building

Capacity development

Evidence for Development works with organisations and individuals to build their skills in household economy methodology and livelihoods analysis. UK based training is conducted in partnership with the Walker Academy, part of the Walker Institute at the University of Reading. We link with the Institute’s global research partners to promote inter-disciplinary knowledge exchange and dialogue, with local and international agencies and with other universities in the UK and Africa.

Our work involves both field-based training and ‘classroom based‘ learning, with a strong inter-disciplinary climate-livelihoods focus. Training is delivered through UK-based courses and project based work. We will also be launching distance learning materials in the near future.

We design our training to produce skilled practitioners in household economy measurement and modelling, who have a broad understanding of livelihoods analysis and its links with other disciplines including climate science and social protection. The aim is to equip trainees to work with national and international organisations to improve programme impact and aid effectiveness. We focus on building local expertise that will contribute to policies and projects that reflect local needs, priorities and capabilities.

We offer rigorous training courses in household economy assessment and modelling.
We have also introduced a multi-level IHM certification system and produced university level e-learning materials.

Due to our capacity building work, there are now over 100 Level 1 and more than 25 Level 2 IHM practitioners across Africa with highly developed assessment, monitoring and evaluation skills. This has enabled Evidence for Development’s partner organisations to put in place systems that make their programmes more accountable to donors and more responsive to the needs and capabilities of the people with whom they work.

We also provide training and research opportunities to promising graduates and have an active intern programme.

Please contact us to discuss how we might be able to assist you or your organisation, or about any of the current training opportunities listed below.

Current training opportunities
Household Economy Methodology: Foundation Level
IHM Certification
Climate Services Academy and Training