Training on Impact Evaluation for Evidence-Based Development

Project Management, Training

Start date

29/11/2021

End date

07/12/2021

Overview

About the course

Development programs and policies are typically designed to create change to the target beneficiaries. Whether or not these changes are actually achieved is a crucial public policy question but one that is not often examined. Impact evaluation assesses the changes that can be attributed to a particular intervention, such as a project, program or policy, both the intended ones, as well as ideally the unintended ones.

This course is designed to equip the participants with adequate skills to conduct rigorous impact evaluations for their interventions. The course covers all aspects of planning, designing and implementing an impact evaluation. By the end of the course the participants will be experts who can carry out impact assessment assignments for their organizations or as consultants.

Target Participants

This course is targeted at researchers, project staff, managers, development practitioners, policy makers in government, NGOs and development organizations who want to determine the impact of their interventions.

Course duration

Online

7 Days

Classroom-based

5 Days

What you will learn

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Learn about theories and practices of impact evaluation
  • Learn about evaluation problem: Attribution, selection and placement biases
  • Understand IE designs: randomized, quasi and non-experimental
  • Conduct a rigorous impact evaluation of a project
  • Conduct sampling and power calculation
  • Learn and practice econometric techniques for impact evaluation
  • Carry out impact data analysis using Propensity Matching and Difference-in -Difference
  • Report and disseminate impact evaluation findings

What you will learn

Course Outline

  • Overview of M&E Fundamentals for Impact Evaluation
  • Introduction to Impact Evaluation
  • Determining points of Impact Evaluation
  • Counterfactuals in Impact Evaluation
  • Impact Evaluation Research Designs
  • Sampling in Impact Evaluation
  • Quantitative Data Analysis for Impact Evaluation
  • Randomized Impact Evaluation
  • Propensity Score Matching Technique (PSM)
  • Difference in Difference Method
  • Qualitative Approaches in Impact Evaluation
  • Producing and Disseminating Impact Evaluation findings

Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

Certification

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as a tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more:  [email protected]