Manage Successful Impact Evaluations

June 10-14, 2019

Washington, DC

  • This course is designed for staff and short-term consultants responsible for managing impact evaluations in the field. It is intended to improve the skills and knowledge of impact evaluation (IE) practitioners, familiarizing them protocols designed by DIME teams based on their experience with critical issues in IE implementation, recurring challenges, and cutting-edge technologies. The course will cover impact evaluation tools and concepts, but the primary focus is on how to successfully manage impact evaluations in the field. Morning sessions consist of lectures and hands-on sessions, in which participants work together to apply what they’ve learned to impact evaluation case studies. Afternoon sessions will be interactive computer-based lab sessions, giving participants a first-hand opportunity to develop skills. Lab sessions will be offered in parallel tracks, with different options based on software preferences and skill level.

    Participants will learn to:

    • Plan for and supervise high-quality surveys
    • Design and program electronic survey instruments
    • Develop a data quality assurance strategy
    • Monitor survey data and provide real-time feedback to field teams
    • Integrate M&E systems with impact evaluation
    • Manage complex survey data and produce descriptive analysis for policy makers
    • Understand how impact evaluation fits in World Bank operations
    • Effectively communicate IE results to policymakers
    • Use geospatial data for impact evaluations

    Registrations links for: 

    WBG Staff

    WBG Staff - Remote

    External registration - Remote



  • Monday, June 10, 2019


    9:00 – 9:30Welcome and introductions
    9:30 – 10:00

    Impact Evaluation at the World Bank

    Arianna Legovini

    10:00 – 10:30

    IE team roles and acronyms

    Saahil Karpe & Chloe Fernandez

    10:30 – 10:45Coffee break
    10:45 – 11:30

    Preparing for Data Collection

    Erick Baumgartner & Guillaume Gatera

    11:30 – 12:30

    Survey Instrument Design & Pilot

    Steven Glover & Sekou Kone

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019


    9:00 – 9:45

    Working with Survey Firms

    Nausheen Khan

    9:45 – 10:30

    Training Data Collectors

    Aram Gassama

    10:30 – 10:45Coffee break
    10:45 – 11:15

    What does DIME do?

    Florence Kondylis & Sveta Milusheva

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019


    9:00 – 9:30

    Impact Evaluation in the context of World Bank operations

    Vincenzo di Maro

    9:30 – 10:00

    Research Ethics & Data Security

    Roshni Khincha

    10:00 – 10:30

    Data Quality Assurance—Part 1

    Margherita Fornasari & Steven Glover

    10:30 – 10:45Coffee break
    10:45 – 11:30

    Data Quality Assurance—Part 2

    Margherita Fornasari & Steven Glover

    Thursday, June 13, 2019


    9:00 – 9:45

    IE and M&E: Better Together

    Astrid Zwager

    9:45 – 10:15

    Qualitative Research for Quantitative Impact Evaluations

    Emily Crawford

    Friday, June 14, 2019


    9:00 –10:00

    How to Effectively Communicate with Policy Makers

    David Evans

    10:00 – 10:30

    Communicating with Policy Makers: A case study from Rwanda

    Innocent Musabyimana

    10:30 – 10:45Coffee break
    10:45 – 11:15

    What does DIME do?

    Aidan Coville & Vincenzo di Maro

    Last Updated: Jun 11, 2018