The course is designed for staff and short-term consultants responsible for managing impact evaluations in the field. The workshop is intended to improve the skills and knowledge of impact evaluation (IE) practitioners, 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. Morning sessions consist of lectures and small group discussions, in which participants work together to apply what they’ve learned to an impact evaluation case study. 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
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