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Why IERD

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Impact Evaluation Research for Development is a consortium established to bridge the capacity gap between the academia and the actual level of monitoring and evaluation skill sets, competencies and expertise required to transform M&E graduates to M&E experts with practical skills and innovative solutions to generate quality data for better decision making which guarantees achievement of targets and objectives for projects. Through innovative training approaches, IERD provides a unique opportunity for networking to both upcoming and skilled M&E experts dealing with different projects.

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Impact Evaluation Research for Development (IERD) is a consortium that is committed to promote evidence-based research through capacity development in quality data collection and analysis, and integrate lessons learned into M&E models and in the policy making process.

IERD strives to equip M&E experts and policy analysts with practical skills and innovative solutions to generate quality data for better decision making which guarantee achievement of targets.

Through innovative training approaches, IERD provides a unique opportunity for networking to both upcoming and skilled M&E experts and policy analysts dealing with different projects and in different policy environments.

 

Mission and Vision

Vision

Be a global leader in empowering M&E experts and Policy Analysts through innovative M&E solutions and promote evidence-based research for decision making.

Mission

To impart innovative M&E and policy analysis skills and competencies through coaching and mentoring that guarantee measurable impacts and timely feedback for improved project implementation

Objectives

  • Enhance capacity to monitor and evaluate programs
  • Improve data management and reporting
  • Increase the use of field data for decision making
  • Promote rigorous measurement of project impact
  • Encourage the use of experiments to inform and improve program design and implementation
  • Ensure high data quality for quality decision making
  • Enhance use of evidence from research for policy making

IERD Approaches of capacity building

  • Training workshops which are modelled around real project and policy scenarios
  • On the job coaching and mentoring for researchers, policy analysts  and M&E practitioners,
  • Networking for M&E experts through workshops and seminars
 
 

IERD Main Components

  • Learn from the best
    Learn from the best

    IERD Coaching and mentorship model is build around real M&E challenges after several years of interaction with project staff. We translate theoretical aspects into practice by engaging with you at your workplace.

  • Peer Learning
    Peer Learning

    Coaching and mentoring is very effective techniques to enhance the skills, knowledge and performance of your employees. The pear learning approach that IERD uses has helped me to benchmark with other M&E professionals, Mentee

  • Why do I need a mentor
    Why do I need a mentor

    A mentor is someone who is willing to invest time in you. He is the kind of a person you can turn to when you are unsure of your next move in your career.

     IERD matches you with professionals in your field who can champion you to the next level

  • From a personal Experience
    From a personal Experience

    I am a product of professional coaching. Having a professional coach walk with you is a journey worth taking. You will never regret. This is the experience IERD is offering to you. You can’t miss this opportunity.

    You need a dedicated coach to get you here

    Dr. Mercyline Kamande,PhD;  Executive Director IERD

  • How to build a research career
    How to build a research career

    In class you learn the theories. At IERD we train you through practice. The best learning mode is Learning by Doing

    This is what got me here and I want to walk with you all the way.

    Dr. Mercyline Kamande,PhD;  Executive Director IERD