This course has been designed for evaluation managers at World Food Programme (WFP) interested in utilizing evaluability assessment(EA) to recognize potential evaluation opportunities and challenges, as well as assessing the use of EA for informing evaluation design. The training is in line with the norms and standards of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), and it’s fully tailored to the evaluation specifics of WFP.


In 2022, United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) and the WFP Office of Evaluation launched a certification scheme for evaluation, targeting WFP’s evaluation cadre in the form of micro-credentials. To read more please click HERE. The "Evaluability Assessment" course is a part of this new initiative and aims to enhance the abilities of evaluation managers to use and assess the use of an EA to improve evaluation quality.


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define and characterize EA;
  • Use EA to identify potential evaluation opportunities and challenges;
  • Assess the use of EA for informing an evaluation design, including strategies that support evaluation quality and use.
Course methodology

The course includes a range of synchronous and asynchronous activities. This approach ensures that participants not only gain solid knowledge and skills but also apply them.

Each module consists of: 

  • Selected readings, videos and discussion forums where participants consolidate and reflect on learning through the creation of micro-content (multimodal forum replies, etc.);
  • Live instructor-led thematic sessions;
  • On the job guided practice where participants can apply the knowledge acquired in the micro-credential.

Instructor-led webinars will be conducted on Zoom. Participants need a computer (or mobile device), a reliable internet connection and either a headset with a microphone to connect to the audio through a computer, or a telephone. We recommend accessing audio through your computer. No special software is required, but participants must be able to access Zoom. UNSSC will send access instructions to registered participants, and we recommend that you download the application and test your setup in advance.

The asynchronous component is designed and structured on UNKampus, one of UNSSC's online learning platforms.

Course contents

The micro-credential is composed of three thematic modules:

  • Module 1: Understanding Evaluability Assessment
  • Module 2: Using Evaluability Assessment to improve evaluation
  • Module 3: Assessing the use of Evaluability Assessment
Target audience

Evaluation managers at WFP.  

The requirements to enter into any of the micro-credentials are the following:  

For M&E Officers working on decentralized evaluations 

  • Completion of WFP Evaluation Foundations Course or UNEG Evaluation Foundations Course (once they become available).
  • Completion of the WFP Evaluation Learning Programme course on How to Manage a Decentralized Evaluation  
  • Experience as evaluation manager in at least one evaluation in WFP or another entity 

For Evaluation Officers

  • Completion of the UNEG Evaluation Foundations Course (once available)
  • Experience as evaluation manager (or experience as research analyst substantively engaging in and supporting the entire evaluation process) in at least one evaluation in WFP or another entity 

In addition to the requirements above, some micro-credentials may require ‘pre-requisite’ knowledge. For the micro-credential of Evaluability Assessment, no prior knowledge or skills are needed. However, having had some exposure and level of familiarity designing an evaluation may help participants get the most out of the course, as they will be able to bring their real-world work experience into the learning journey.

This course is offered to WFP staff only.

Applications will be carefully reviewed and only nominated participants will be contacted.

Cost of participation