Executive Education Course

Submitted by jyuan@worldbank.org on Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:35

This five-day course provides participants a thorough understanding of impact evaluations and a pragmatic step-by-step guidance on conducting one’s own evaluation. It focuses on evaluation methods and techniques and cover topics including M&E theory and practices, Evaluation design and Sampling Techniques. It also covers the importance of a needs assessment, measuring outcomes effectively, quality control, and monitoring—tools that are critical for impact evaluations.

The pedagogy includes both theoretical and example-based classes, complemented by group exercises where participants can apply key concepts to real world examples. Each course includes 6 to 8 lectures supplemented by case studies, exercises and group discussions covering the topics given below.

  • What is an evaluation?
  • Why and when is a rigorous evaluation of social impact needed?
  • The common pitfalls of evaluations, and why does randomization help.
  • The key components of a good randomized evaluation design.
  • Alternative techniques for incorporating randomization into project design.
  • How do you determine the appropriate sample size, measure outcomes, and manage data?
  • Guarding against threats that may undermine the integrity of the results.
  • Techniques for the analysis and interpretation of results.
  • How to maximize policy impact and test external validity.
  • Understanding and using the Theory of Change framework.

This course is designed for managers and researchers from NGOs, governments, international development organizations, and foundations from around the world, as well as trained economists looking to retool.

Fee structure of the course is below and the application form is available here. Last date for submission of applications is May 10, 2016. For more information, contact rashmi.pandey@ifmr.ac.in.

Organisation Type Course Fee
(Indian Rupee)
Developed Country For- Profit/ Foundation/Academic/ Research Institution/Government Multinational and International Organisations 120000
Developed Country NGO (Domestically focused) Graduate Student Developing Country For-Profit/Private Sector/ Foundation 60000
Developing Country Academic/ Research Institution / Government 40000
Developing Country NGO (Domestically focused) 30000

(Fee includes the 5-day training with lunch, tea and coffee as well as all course materials)

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Event Information
India Standard Time (IST)
Vivanta by Taj – Ambassador, Sujan Singh Park, Subramaniam Bharti Marg Delhi, Delhi 110003 India