Virtual Masterclass: Social Impact Measurement and Management: Theory, Concepts and Practical Tools (Batch 3)

Virtual Masterclass: Social Impact Measurement and Management: Theory, Concepts and Practical Tools (Batch 3)

Organization: Impact Academy by CSRBOX

Event Duration: 19 Jan. 2021 - 22 Jan. 2021

Apply By: 16 Jan 2021

Virtual Masterclass: Social Impact Measurement and Management: Theory, Concepts and Practical Tools (Batch 3)

Dates: 19th Jan 2021 - 22nd Jan 2021 (online)

Time: 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM (with 30 min. break)/Day

Duration: 3 hrs./day (Total 12 Hrs.)

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The Context:

As development professionals, we know the struggle of explaining the meaningfulness of our projects to others. We often get questions from the beneficiary, donor, partner and project supervisor such as “How will this project help us?”, “What will be the tangible results?”, “How will we know which processes to improve and when?”, so on and so forth. This is where monitoring and evaluation comes handy. Monitoring & Evaluation are separate practices dedicated to the assessment of the overall progress of a project. It helps those involved keep track of project deliverables and assess whether or not the desired outcome is being achieved. If neglected, or not approached with the right tools/method, there are high chances that the project will be compromised and yield undesired results. Understanding the importance of M&E for project improvement and accountability to funders, we, at CSRBOX, in association with 4th Wheel Social Impact, have put together a masterclass to address gaps, learn from experts and understand the key concepts around M&E. 


The Masterclass:

The training will focus on definitions, principles and the scope of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of social development programs. Sessions shall enable a deeper understanding of social impact nuances, enhancing participant capabilities in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects. The training program has been designed to enable participants to plan better, implement more effectively, facilitate accountability, support stakeholder communication, and successfully guide the allocation of resources. It will make the case for and present ways to incorporate impact assessment processes into the design and delivery of development interventions.

Sessions will be delivered using interactive and engaging pedagogy. Worksheets and presentations will enable conversations and interactions which are relevant and complimentary to the content being presented. Some of the training tools that will be used include Scoping Exercises, Think-Pair- Share, Case study Reviews and Post-it brainstorming.



Certificate of Participation:

On successful completion of all 4 days of the Masterclass, participants will receive a certificate on behalf of 4th Wheel Social Impact & CSRBOX


Key Highlights:

  • Main topics will include types of evaluation design, research tools with a specific focus on participatory evaluation methods/ statistics, and the utilization of M&E results.
  • Participants will be oriented to look for relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of programs based on the OECD/DAC Criteria for Evaluation.
  • Participants will be introduced to concepts like framing research questions, rigorous sampling methods, indicator development, data analysis, reporting and utilization through hands-on exercises.
  • Technical learning will be practically applied and participants at the end of the course will be able to design rigorous evaluation frameworks/studies. 

Topics Covered:

  • Results Based Management
  • Key Elements in an M&E Framework
  • Moving beyond Impact Measurement, to Impact Management
  • Types of Evaluation Designs
  • OECD/DAC Criteria for Evaluation (Framing Research Questions)
  • Types of Sampling
  • Participatory Research Methods
  • SMART indicators and best practices in Indicator Development
  • Theory of Change
  • Evaluation Design & Results focused Evaluation


For Whom:

  • Decision-makers; who want to understand nuances of social program design, implementation and evaluation, and boost their strategies and skills to adapt their Monitoring and Evaluation systems, make critical decisions on social impact and improve resource allocation.
  • Professionals & managers working in NGOs and CSR departments; involved in project design, monitoring and evaluation; and are interested in embedding evaluation in their organizations.
  • Students and academics; who want to learn practical approaches, methods and tools used in program and project design, management and implementation


Sharon Weir


Sharon has a MSc. in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She co-founded 4th Wheel Social Impact in 2010 and has designed and implemented more than 100 research, evaluation and communication projects for various Government departments, NGOs, Corporates, social enterprises, multilateral organisations, incubation and impact investing firms. Engagement with thematic domain education, health, livelihoods, water, sanitation, women empowerment, and corporate sustainability programs. Her experience in undertaking rural research projects and devising implementation strategies for development projects is coupled with a passion for developing monitoring and evaluation systems for social programs. Sharon is responsible for all projects undertaken at 4th Wheel and focuses on research design, service development and business strategy.

She has been part of developing and delivering several professional development trainings and workshops across India. She was selected as one of the 50 young evaluators from 114 countries, to participate in an International Mentoring Program organized by the EvalPartners Global initiative and was one of the 25 Young Founders for the Spring 2018 Westerwelle Young Founders Program hosted in Berlin.



Payal Mulchandani

Equipped with a Master’s degree in International Relations from IE Business School in Spain, Payal is engaged with partnership brokering, data analytics and technology development at 4th Wheel Social Impact. She believes in the power of data driven decisions and has designed and implemented several impact evaluation projects. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning forms the crux of her work, with a keen eye for avoiding biases, testing assumptions, establishing and enabling appropriate statistical treatments and analysis to make domains 


Jeffrey Immanuel

Jeffrey has a Bachelors in Engineering from Anna University in Chennai and a Masters (M.Tech) in Technology and Development from IIT Bombay. His interdisciplinary background helps him in leading effective dialogue between a Science and Tech Professional and a Social Science Professional which he believes is the need of the hour, for companies to put back the Social Sciences in their Science and Tech. His core focus at 4th Wheel Social Impact as a Research Associate is converting Associate is converting Data to Useful and Visualizations using Rstud-



Early Bird: INR 4,720 all inclusive (till 30th December 2020)

Standard: INR 5,900 all inclusive (from 31st December onwards)

Registration Deadline: 16th January, 2021 (subject to availability of the seats)


Registration Process (Limited Seats):


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Bank Name: HDFC Bank Ltd

Branch: Shikohpur (Haryana)

Account Type: Current Account

Bank Account Number: 50200008642388


For any queries regarding the Masterclass, contact:

Somya Trivedi


Mobile: +918057501627


For any immediate escalations or to know more about the Impact Academy, please feel free to write to pooja@csrbox.org



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