Learning event on Efficiency

Datum: 23 november 2017

Thursday 23rd of November, 9 hrs-14.00 hrs (including lunch)

The Hague, Haagse Toren, Rijswijkseplein 786, 2516 LX Den Haag


On 23rd of November The Partos Efficiency Lab organizes a learning event with the aim to help development organisations to improve the way they address efficiency in the various stages of a project cycle and in different cases of development practice. The Efficiency Lab oversees a Partos learning trajectory on efficiency that was initiated in response to recommendations made in the MFS-II evaluation.


At the learning event we will discuss recommended methods to assess efficiency in 10-12 typical cases of development projects. The recommendations will be presented by a panel of experts, and subsequently discussed in small working groups of program staff and funders. The outcome of this day will in the end feed into the development of an online searchable resource book that gives practitioners easy access to appropriate and proven methods for assessing efficiency.


The cases include projects in the areas of value chain development, primary and informal education, higher education, micro finance, water supply, sanitation and hygiene, disability, sexual and reproductive health and rights, lobbying and advocacy/influencing policy, conflict prevention and peace building and renewable energy. 


This learning event is interesting for:

  • Programme officers of development organisations who are in charge of project identification and design.
  • Project managers who are responsible for project planning and implementation.
  • Funders who need to make a selection of projects to which resources will be allocated.
  • Evaluators who are expected to evaluate the efficiency of development interventions.


The panel of experts is composed of:

  • 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 experience an assessing the efficiency of development projects
  • Antonie de Kemp who worked as a researcher for the Netherlands Court of Audit, the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP) and the Institute for Research on Public Expenditure (IOO). He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1997, and since 2005 has been an evaluator at IOB.


This event is free for Partos members, non-members pay 35 Euro. 

For more information, contact Anne-Marie Heemskerk or Heinz Greijn who will facilitate this event. 

You'll find a detailed programme of this morning in this pdf


Do you want to join on November 23rd? Partos-members can register via the yellow button 'Inschrijven' below, that is visible once you are logged in. (If you do not have an account, please register first). Non-members can send an e-mail to info@partos.nl