Impact Evaluation in Practice
Impact Evaluation in Practice | An Online International Winter School Program | A Five-Day Immersive Online Introductory Hands-On Certificate Training Course | December 2023 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning
An Online International Winter School Program
A Five-Day Immersive Online Introductory Hands-On Certificate Training Course on
Impact Evaluation in Practice
Details of the #WebPolicyLearning:
Dates: December 18-22, 2023
Five Consecutive Days
Time: 6 – 8 p.m. IST
Course Fee: INR 12,000 (inclusive of GST)
Discounted Fee: For Professionals: INR 8300 | For Students: INR 6600
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In this comprehensive course, you will delve into impact evaluation and gain valuable insights into the methods used to assess the effectiveness of programs and interventions. Whether you’re a researcher, policymaker, or professional looking to enhance your skills, this course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to conduct rigorous impact evaluations with practical datasets and hands-on learning experiences. Throughout the course, you’ll explore various evaluation designs, statistical techniques, and data collection methods commonly employed in impact evaluation. With these skills, participants will be better equipped to navigate the complex world of data management and make informed decisions that can drive positive change.
Impact evaluation is an empirical approach that helps in estimating the causal effects of interventions, in terms of both magnitude and statistical significance. In this rapidly changing era of technology expanded use of impact evaluation techniques is critical to rigorously derive knowledge from development operations for development investments and for the formulation of policies that are more evidence-based and effective. In order to address this issue the course emphasizes the theories, core concepts, and various data tools that are utilized in Impact Evaluation. Moreover, Impact Evaluation helps in understanding the effectiveness of our programs and can make good, cost-effective decisions about future programs to reduce extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. Understanding the dynamics of the evolving world Impact Evaluation plays a critical role in delving into the valuable insights of a program’s net contribution to development outcomes and helping identify effective and efficient ways to improve development policies and programs.
Led by experienced experts in the field, you’ll learn how to interpret and analyze data to measure the true impact of social programs and initiatives accurately. By the end of the course, you’ll have the confidence to make evidence-based decisions and contribute to positive societal change. Join us on this journey of discovery and equip yourself with the essential skills to become an impactful evaluator! Enroll today and unlock the potential to create a meaningful difference in the world.
This course on Impact and Evaluation in Practice is designed for a diverse range of professionals and individuals who are keen on enhancing their understanding and skills in assessing and maximizing the effectiveness of programs, projects, and initiatives across various sectors. The course is particularly relevant for:
- Nonprofit Leaders and Managers: Executive directors, program managers, and staff working in nonprofit organizations seeking to measure and communicate the impact of their programs to donors, stakeholders, and beneficiaries.
- Government and Public Sector Professionals: Public administrators, policymakers, and government officials interested in implementing evidence-based policies and evaluating public programs and services.
- Social Entrepreneurs: Individuals involved in social enterprises, impact-driven startups, or sustainable businesses aiming to create positive social or environmental change and want to measure their impact.
- Development Practitioners: Professionals in international development agencies, NGOs, and humanitarian organizations focused on improving the outcomes of projects and interventions in global development contexts.
- Educators and Researchers: Academics, researchers, and educators looking to strengthen their knowledge of impact assessment methodologies and evaluation techniques to inform their research and classroom instruction.
- Consultants and Analysts: Consultants, data analysts, and evaluators who want to deepen their expertise in assessing the effectiveness of interventions and providing valuable insights to their clients.
- Philanthropists and Funders: Individuals involved in philanthropy, foundations, and grant-making organizations interested in making informed decisions about funding initiatives with measurable impact.
- Healthcare Professionals: Healthcare administrators, practitioners, and policy experts seeking to evaluate the outcomes of healthcare programs and interventions.
- Environmentalists and Conservationists: Environmentalists, conservationists, and professionals engaged in sustainability efforts who want to evaluate the ecological impact of their initiatives.
- Entrepreneurs and Startups: Business owners and entrepreneurs who are looking to incorporate impact measurement into their business strategies and align their ventures with social and environmental goals.
- Community Leaders: Local community leaders and activists aiming to assess the outcomes of community-based projects and initiatives.
- Students and Graduates: Students pursuing degrees in fields such as social work, public administration, international development, business, and related disciplines who want to build a foundation in impact assessment and evaluation.
This course caters to individuals from various backgrounds and sectors who aspire to gain the knowledge, tools, and practical skills necessary to drive positive change, make informed decisions, and effectively measure and communicate the impact of their initiatives. Participants will leave the course equipped with the expertise to navigate the complex world of impact evaluation in practice.
Benefits of taking the Course
- Enhanced Impact Measurement Skills: Participants will develop a deep understanding of impact assessment methodologies, allowing them to accurately measure and assess the outcomes and effectiveness of various programs and initiatives.
- Data-Driven Decision-Making: The course equips participants with the tools and techniques needed to make informed, data-driven decisions, which can lead to improved program performance and resource allocation.
- Improved Program Effectiveness: Participants will learn how to identify strengths and weaknesses in programs and projects, enabling them to make adjustments and improvements for greater impact and sustainability.
- Stakeholder Engagement: Understanding the nuances of impact and evaluation enables individuals to engage stakeholders more effectively, including donors, beneficiaries, government agencies, and other partners, by providing evidence of program success.
- Increased Accountability: By learning how to rigorously evaluate impact, participants can demonstrate accountability to donors, investors, and the public, which can enhance trust and support for their initiatives.
- Career Advancement: Acquiring expertise in impact evaluation can open up new career opportunities and enhance professional development, as organizations increasingly seek individuals with these skills.
- Alignment with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The course helps participants align their work with global sustainability goals and contribute to broader social, environmental, and economic objectives.
- Effective Resource Allocation: Participants will be better equipped to allocate resources efficiently, ensuring that investments are directed toward strategies and interventions that deliver the most significant impact.
- Improved Grant Proposals: For nonprofit organizations and grant-seekers, the ability to demonstrate rigorous impact assessment can improve the success rate of grant applications.
- Innovation and Adaptation: Participants will gain insights into innovative approaches to impact evaluation, allowing them to adapt to changing circumstances and emerging challenges.
- Networking Opportunities: The course often brings together professionals from various sectors, fostering networking opportunities and collaboration on impact-focused projects.
- Personal Fulfillment: Many participants find that the ability to measure and maximize the impact of their work is personally fulfilling, as it allows them to see tangible results from their efforts.
- Global Perspective: For those working internationally, the course provides a global perspective on impact evaluation, helping them understand how cultural, economic, and geographic factors can influence assessment approaches.
Have the opportunity to publish their essays on the IMPRI Insights Blog, which features the articles of eminent people from around the globe.
Upon successful completion of the program, each participant will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Basic Statistics & Econometrics in Practice & Introduction to Impact Evaluation Methods (Mr Rakesh Pandey)
Randomised Control Trial (RCT) (Ms. Vasanthi Subramonia Pillai and Mr Ankit Agarwal)
Difference-in-Difference (DiD)- Session 1 (Mr Rakesh Pandey)
Difference-in-Difference (DiD)- Session 2 (Mr Rakesh Pandey)
Regression Discontinuity Design (Mr Rakesh Pandey)
Mr Rakesh Pandey
Rakesh is a doctoral candidate in the Research, Analysis, and Design stream at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. His research interests include behavioral economics, empirical development economics, and the political economy of public policy. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was a research manager J-PAL South Asia, where he oversaw the projects under the Behavioral Development Lab. He has also worked as a senior research associate on evaluation studies in education and energy markets at J-PAL South Asia and Quest Alliance. Rakesh holds an M.Sc. in economics from Trinity College Dublin.
Ms Vasanthi Subramonia Pillai
Vasanthi is a PhD researcher in the Professorship of Behavioral Science for Disease Prevention and Health Care. She works at the intersections of behavioral and development economics. Her doctoral research involves applying behavioral economics to issues in global health and disease prevention. She has experience working with a range of other thematic areas such as poverty and cognition, habit formation in informal labor markets, and dynamics of political communication on WhatsApp. She also enjoys exploring questions in the fields of political economy, and gender and identity economics. Vasanthi holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Warwick.
Mr Ankit Agarwal
Ankit is a consultant at the World Bank where he is managing the impact evaluation of World Food Program’s food for assets program. Prior to this he was the research manager at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Labs where he was managing projects under the state partnership with the government of Tamil Nadu. He is a graduate in public policy from the University of Chicago and has done his bachelor’s in technology from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. His research interests lie at the intersection of health and gender economics and political economy.
Prof Mukul Asher, Visiting Distinguished Professor, IMPRI
Prof Vibhuti Patel, Visiting Distinguished Professor, IMPRI
Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor, Economics, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan; Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI
Prof Nilanjan Banik, Professor and Program Director (BA, Economics and Finance), Mahindra University, Hyderabad; Visiting Consultant, IMPRI
Prof Nalin Bharti, Visiting Professor, IMPRI; Professor, IIT Patna
Prof Gummadi Sridevi, Visiting Professor, IMPRI; Professor, School of Economics, Hyderabad Central University
Dr Devender Singh, Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI
Dr Simi Mehta, CEO & Editorial Director, IMPRI
Dr Arjun Kumar, Director, IMPRI
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