What We Do

Monitoring and Evaluation

Supporting our members in monitoring, evaluating and capturing the impact of the work they do is a key area of focus for IDEA. We offer training and support on impact measurement, with a particular focus on adapting results-based approaches for use in Development Education contexts. As well as looking at the basic requirements for demonstrating and reporting on progress, we also support members to be creative and innovative in gathering evidence that demonstrates the impact of their work.

Results-based Approaches in Development Education: A practical toolkit

This toolkit, developed by IDEA, aims to help practitioners through the development of Results Frameworks for Development Education projects. It takes you step by step through the process of building an effective results table to reach the desired change within the timeframe of your project. While created to reflect Irish Aid’s Results Framework for Development Education Grants rounds, the approach outlined in the tool can be applied to many other Development Education settings. Download the latest version of the toolkit for the 2021 Irish Aid Grants Round here.


We organise training, seminars & meetings to build capacity in the following areas:


IDEA works to connect its membership and also to connect Development Education to wider audiences.