Capacity development trainings are customised based on an in- depth understanding of ongoing corporate social responsibility or NGO-led, community development programs. The curriculum focuses on identifying problems and building solutions, related to project design, implementation and evaluation. Theoretical concepts of research questions, sampling, indicator development, research tools (focus on participatory methods), data analysis, etc. are discussed in light of real world applicability, challenges and best practices, that are fit for purpose and utilisation-focused.