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DIME Field Coordinator Workshop
November 17-20, 2014Washington, DC

The workshop is intended to improve the skills and knowledge of IE field coordinators, familiarizing them 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.

Sessions include: advanced impact evaluation methods, sampling for impact evaluations, plan and supervise high-quality household surveys, new technologies for electronic surveys and geo-data, data management and descriptive analysis for household surveys, measuring cost-effectiveness, troubleshoot common impact evaluation implementation pitfalls, connect impact evaluations to the operational cycle, and build client capacity for impact evaluation. Morning sessions will be lecture format, and afternoon sessions will be interactive lab sessions, giving participants a first-hand opportunity to apply what they have learned. The morning sessions will be live-streamed; remote participation is encouraged. Participants are expect to attend the course from 9-5 for the full four days.  

Learning objectives: Successfully managing an impact evaluation requires a diverse set of skills. This course will cover all aspects of field management; participants will learn how to:

               -              Plan and supervise high-quality household surveys

               -              Use new technologies for electronic data collection

               -              Choose the most appropriate software for tablet-based surveys

               -              Manage complex household survey data effectively

               -              Produce descriptive analysis of household survey data

               -              Troubleshoot implementation challenges

               -              Measure cost-effectiveness

               -              Build client capacity for impact evaluation

Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) is a global program hosted in the World Bank's Development Research Group. Its purpose is to increase the use of impact evaluation in the design and implementation of public policy and increase institutional capacity and motivation for evidence-based policy. 

Impact Evaluation to Development Impact (i2i) is a new global platform building partnerships to expand the use of impact evaluation (IE) for evidence-based policy. Members work together to improve the effectiveness of development policies and empower policymakers to test innovations and scale-up solutions to their development problems. The i2i platform is managed by the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) Unit. The United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) is an i2i donor.


Last Updated: Nov 11, 2014

 

November 17: Impact Evaluation Tools & Concepts

Location

Facilitator

 8:30 - 9:00

Registration & Breakfast

MC C2-137

 

 9:00 - 9:30

Introduction to DIME & i2i

Arianna Legovini (DIME)

 9:30 - 1:00

Advanced IE Methods: Assumptions, Heterogeneity and Learning

Dan Rogger (DIME)

 1:00 - 2:30

Lunch

 

 2:30 - 3:45

Lab: Randomization in Stata and Excel

MC C2-142

Dan Stein
Qiao Wang; Michell Dong (DIME)

 3:45 - 5:00

Lab: Power calculations in Stata and Optimal Design

  

November 18: Ensure High Quality Impact Evaluation Data

 

9:00 - 10:30

Prepare for & plan household surveys to ensure high quality data

MC C2-137

 

 

 

Cindy Sobieski, Laura Costica & Maria Jones (DIME)

 

questionnaire design, survey piloting, enumerator training, plan fieldwork, supervise data collection, backchecks, survey audits, troubleshooting

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

 

10:45 - 11:15

Work with survey firms

Astrid Zwager (DIME)

  

nuts & bolts of procurement process, relationship tips & tricks, to avoid

11:15 - 12:00

Measure Cost-Effectiveness

David Evans & Anna Popova (AFRCE)

 12:15 - 1:30

Lunch

 12:30 -1:30

DIME Seminar: Field use of the Becker-DeGroot-Marschak Mechanism MC 3-570

Dan Stein (DIME)

 1:30 - 2:30

Lab: Data Management

MC C2-142

Maria Jones
Paula Gonzalez &
Kristoffer Bjarkefur
(DIME)

  

file structure and organization, replicability

 2:30 - 4:00

Lab: Data Cleaning & Descriptive Analysis

  

merging, outliers, missing values, data quality and consistency checks

 4:00 - 5:00

Lab: Data Cleaning & Descriptive Analysis

  

summary statistics, outputting tables and charts

 

  

November 19: Ensure High Quality Impact Evaluation Data

 

9:00 - 10:30

Measurement Experiments in Living Standards Measurement Surveys

MC 4-301

Sydney Gourlay (DECPI)

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

 

10:45 - 12:15

Options for Electronic Data Collection: SurveyCTO, CSPro, Survey Solutions

Chris Roberts (SurveyCTO), Arthur Shaw (DECPI), Savy Surumpudi (CSPro)

12:15 - 1:30

Lunch

 

1:30 - 3:00

Lab: Program a HH Survey using SurveyCTO / ODK / Survey Solutions (choose 1)

MC C2-142
&
J B1-075

Chris Roberts (SurveyCTO); Arthur Shaw (DECPI); Savy Surumpudi & Josh Handley (CSPro)

3:30 - 5:00

Lap: Program a HH Survey Using SurveyCTO / ODK / Survey Solutions (choose 1)

   

November 20: Impact Evaluation Practicalities

 

9:00 - 9:30

How to write a baseline report

I7 - 022

Maria Jones & Michell Dong (DIME)

  

guidance on depth & breadth of analysis; template for contents

9:30 - 10:15

Understanding World Bank Operations

Aidan Coville & Vincenzo DiMaro (DIME)

  

lifecycle of a WB project; results framework; supervision missions

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

 

10:30 - 11:00

"I'm in the field --- now what?"

Marcus Holmlund & Florence Kondylis (DIME)

 

interact with Country Office and clients; logistics; troubleshoot; create an IE community of practice

11:00 - 11:30

Practical skills for research funding

Victor Orozco (DIME)

 

how to apply to trust funds; how to write grant proposals and donor reports

11:30 - 12:00

Where do we go from here?

Anushka Thewarapperuma &

Maria Jones (DIME)

 

Open forum, discuss online platform for toolkits and discussion

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch

 

1:30 - 2:30

Lab: GPS data collection

MC C2-142

Siobhan Murray (DECCT)

2:30 - 5:00

Lab: GIS software tutorial

Last Updated: Aug 09, 2016

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