About the course
Development programs and policies are typically designed to create change to the target beneficiaries. Whether or not these changes are actually achieved is a crucial public policy question but one that is not often examined. Impact evaluation assesses the changes that can be attributed to a particular intervention, such as a project, program or policy, both the intended ones, as well as ideally the unintended ones.
At the heart of enterprise development (ED) is the desire to address the high levels of unemployment, poverty, inequality and skills shortage in our country. This is no easy task and there are no silver bullets when it comes to ED or other forms of development for that matter.
Reflecting on the change that is happening in and around programs makes it possible for organisations to adapt and remain relevant to the constituencies they serve. Too often organisations are caught up in delivery and as a result do not take time to reflect on their practice and on the changing environment. How do our planning, reflection and learning processes connect? What value could there be in spending time ‘navel gazing’? How do we create the time and space for reflection and what do we do with what we learn?