Value for Money

$600.00 (GST incl.)

By the end of this face to face workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand what Value for Money (VFM) is and why it is important
  • Appreciate how VfM fits in with the different stages of a program cycle
  • Understand how to do a scoping for a VfM evaluation
  • Learn about some commonly used VfM methods


Upcoming course

19 May, 2020




1 day


Melbourne, Australia

Mode of learning

Face To Face

This workshop  introduces participants to the broad concept of value for money (VFM) to evaluate programs and projects.  The workshop is designed for people with some familiarity with evaluation and are seeking to further their practice by designing and implementing VFM evaluations.  An introduction to the concept of VFM and its varied definitions is provided, highlighting the core components that constitute VFM evaluations.  A range of techniques and methods are presented from a practical perspective, with examples of how they can be used for evaluating complex programs and projects.  This workshop will refer to economic methodologies such as cost benefit analysis, though will emphasise the practical application of tools particularly in data-scarce environments where the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods are more useful.

Value for Money – Course description

Australian Evaluation Society members, students, NGO staff and group bookings may be eligible for a discount. Please contact us at to discuss your options.

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Inventor of practical methodologies and highly demanded facilitator, Jess navigates complexity with comfort and helps her clients to become clear about their desired outcomes and how to get there.

Recipient of the 2018 AES Award for outstanding contribution to evaluation, Jess has over 25 years experience in evaluating and designing social change initiatives and strategies in Australia and overseas.

In October 2005, Jess founded Clear Horizon Consulting and is now CEO. She is also a board member of the Australasian Evaluation society.

Jess is passionate about developing and designing real world evaluation and strategy for social justice and sustainability. She particularly works with systems change interventions, large scale strategy and social innovation. After completing her PhD she co-authored the Most Significant Change (MSC) guide alongside Dr Rick Davies, which is now translated into 12 different languages.

MSC is well suited to evaluation in the complex emergent context. The latest innovation by Jess, Collaborative Outcomes Reporting (COR), is a collaborative form of impact evaluation.

Jess is also an active mum and has two teenage boys. In a quiet moment, she loves reading far-future science fiction and enjoys long distance running.