J-PAL Executive Education: Evaluating Social Programs (En)

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J-PAL's flagship executive education course on the design and use of impact evaluations is tailored to the needs of policymakers, practitioner, and researchers from NGOs, governments, international development organizations and foundations from around the world. This five-day in-person training gives participants a thorough understanding of why and when researchers and policymakers might choose to conduct randomised evaluations and how randomised evaluations are designed in real-world settings.

The course includes six to eight lectures, complemented by case studies, exercises, group discussions, and time to work on developing a research project with a group of peers, all facilitated by J-PAL staff.The following key questions and concepts are covered:

  • What is an evaluation?
  • Why and when is a rigorous evaluation of social impact needed?
  • The common pitfalls of evaluations and how randomisation helps avoid them.
  • The key components of a good randomised evaluation design.
  • Alternative techniques for incorporating randomisation 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.
  • How to maximise policy impact.
  • Understanding and using the Theory of Change framework.

Additional information  is available here.

Language: English

Cost: Fee structure is available here.

Application: Please use this online application form.The application deadline is April 30, 2019

Contact: Urvashi Wattal, uwattal@povertyactionlab.org

Photo: Crystal Hadley, J-PAL


Event Information
The Claridges, New Delhi, India