Impact Evaluation Training: Evaluating Early Childhood Development Programmes, A Multi-Country Initiative
July 27-31, 2015Kigali, Rwanda

The Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) organized complementary workshops on impact evaluation and how to incorporate research and findings to improve early childhood development. Funding for the workshops was provided by the H&M Conscious Foundation, UNICEF, and SIEF. 

The SIEF workshop, delivered largely by former fellows from the East Africa Social Science Translation Fellowship program at the University of California-Berkeley, focused on how to evaluate early childhood development programs using rigorous methodologies and measurement tools. Approximately 60 participants from 12 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America attended the workshop, among them government officials, evaluation practitioners, local researchers, and World Bank and UNICEF staff.


(Joost de Laat, Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund)

Costing Early Childhood Development Interventions
(Conrad Barberton, Cornerstone Economic Research)

Introduction to Monitoring and (Impact) Evaluation Methods
(Jeanine Condo, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Rwanda)

Measuring Early Childhood Development (Intermediate) Outcomes
(Joost de Laat, Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund)

Case Study: Rwanda UNICEF Early Childhood Development Baseline Study
(Oliver Petrovic, UNICEF)

How to Collect Good Quality Data?
(Samuel Oti, African Population Health Research Center)

Impact Evaluations: Experimental Methods
(Amos Njuguna, United States International University-Kenya)

Implementing an Experimental Evaluation: From A-to-Z
(Jacobus Cilliers, Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund)

Introduction to Quasi-Experimental Methods: Difference-in-Difference and Regression Discontinuity
(Anthony Mveyange, University of Southern Denmark)

Reference Materials Presentation, A Quick Overview
(Rachel Rosenfeld, Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund)