Technique of multi-criteria analysis of comparative evaluation and prioritization of intervention options
Multi-criteria analysis is one of the specific evaluation methodologies. It refers to techniques for benchmarking intervention options in support of decision-making.
Its scope is very broad in terms of different levels of public intervention, variety of sectors of activity and socio-economic, cultural and environmental policy themes. It is used in particular at the level of the development of sectoral, thematic and territorial planning strategies and programmes. It is also used during their implementation, to help decision-making to solve management problems and blockages, or to carry out planned work (for example, the evaluation of applications for financial assistance or suppliers).
Its current relevance is increased as a methodology adapted to the complexity of intervention contexts in the context of multi-stakeholder processes, involving the consideration of a plurality of concerns and interests, values, objectives, while integrating transparency into the framework of concertative/deliberative processes.
This training aims to raise awareness of this methodology of comparative evaluation analysis and to strengthen its mastery in order to encourage its understanding and use according to a rigorous approach and a very explicit approach. It does not require any particular prerequisites beyond current basic knowledge of mathematics and statistics.
For evaluators, it is a useful technique to know and master first of all to know how to properly evaluate with what rigor and quality the designers and managers of the programs to be evaluated have used it at one stage or another of the program cycle. Another reason for their interest is the opportunity to offer their services to join policy and program development teams or to contribute to revision work.
For analysts and managers who usually work in the design, planning and implementation of strategies and programs, this training could be an opportunity to perfect their mastery of multicriteria analysis and evaluative thinking.
Items dealt with:
- Multi-criteria analysis (MCA): Presentation of the instrument
- Current relevance
- Technical principle of multi-criteria analysis
- Development of a multicriteria analysis model: the steps
- Model visualization and evaluation grid template
- Application examples.
- Know to evaluate to what extent the technique has been used methodologically, rigorously or with biases, and how to improve this use.
- Know how to establish a relevant and solid methodology for multi-criteria analysis.
- Ability to use technology in a participatory process and deliberative dialogue.
Areas of Professional Competencies of CES Evaluators
Technical and Management Practice.
Trainer: Daniel Boutaud
Daniel Boutaud, President of Boutaud Analyse Économique (BAE), provides consulting, coaching, training and thematic conference services. He has 38 years of continuous experience in Canada and internationally in the field of advice, training and coaching in institutional evaluation and socio-economic programs and in the application of evaluation techniques to the development of sectoral, regional and local economic development policies, strategies and programs. He is an active contributor to improving evaluation approaches and practices; promoter of experimentation with innovative approaches.
- Team leader, project director, analyst and senior writer of more than 90 mandates of socio-economic assessment studies in Canada and internationally / policies, programs / projects, regulatory frameworks, institutional arrangements.
- Diverse experience in economics applied to sectoral and regional-local development, institutional capacity building and organizational management.
- Development of specific training on practical methodologies and tools for analysts and managers
- Multiplicity of interventions in difficult and disturbed contexts (states of fragility and devitalization).
- SQEP Members:
- Professional (regular): $40
- Student: $20
- Non-SQEP members:
- Professional (regular): $85, including SQEP membership
- Student: $45, including SQEP membership.