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