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Training on Impact Evaluation for Evidence-Based Development

22 January @ 08:00 - 26 January @ 16:30

Dear Colleagues,

Devimpact Institute is pleased to invite you for a Training on Impact Evaluation for Evidence-Based Development to held from Jan 22 – Jan 26, 2018 in Nairobi Kenya.

About the course

Development programs and policies are typically designed to create change to the target beneficiaries. Whether or not these changes are actually achieved is a crucial public policy question but one that is not often examined. Impact evaluation assesses the changes that can be attributed to a particular intervention, such as a project, program or policy, both the intended ones, as well as ideally the unintended ones.

This course is designed to equip the participants with adequate skills to conduct rigorous impact evaluations for their interventions. The course covers all aspects of planning, designing and implementing an impact evaluation. By the end of the course the participants will be experts who can carry out impact assessment assignments for their organizations or as consultants.

Course Outline

Overview of M&E Fundamentals for Impact Evaluation

  • Results Framework
  • M&E Project Indicators
  • Logical Framework
  • Performance Evaluation

Introduction to Impact Evaluation

  • Defining impact evaluation
  • Deciding whether to evaluate
  • Attribution in impact evaluation
  • Contribution vs attribution

Determining points of Impact Evaluation

  • Types of evaluation questions
  • Theories of Change
  • The results chain
  • Evaluation hypothesis
  • Impact evaluation indicators

Counterfactuals in Impact Evaluation

  • Causal reference
  • Comparison groups and counterfactuals
  • Estimating counterfactual in impact evaluation
  • Impact Evaluation when a Comparison and Baseline Data are not available

Impact Evaluation Research Designs

  • Experimental Design
    • Randomized Control Trials
  • Quasi experimental designs
    • Regression Discontinuity
    • Difference-in-Difference
    • Matching
  • Non-experimental designs

Sampling in Impact Evaluation

  • Sampling techniques in Impact Evaluation
  • Sample size calculation,
  • Sampling weight
  • Statistical power
  • Constructing valid comparison groups

Quantitative Data Analysis for Impact Evaluation

Randomized Impact Evaluation

  • Setting the counterfactual
  • Statistical Design of Randomization
  • Impacts of Program Placement
  • Impacts of Program Participation
  • Capturing Both Program Placement and Participation
  • Measuring Spillover Effects

Propensity Score Matching Technique (PSM)

  • Introduction to PSM
  • Application of PSM in Impact Evaluation
  • Constructing propensity scores
  • Matching Analysis (Nearest-Neighbour, Stratification, Radius, Kernel )
  • Common support
  • Doubly Robust Estimation

Difference in Difference Method

  • What is DID?
  • Application of DID in Impact Evaluation
  • Estimating DID estimator: Single DID, DID with covariates, Quantile DID
  • DID for Cross-Sectional Data
  • Balancing Tests
  • Diff-in-Diff with Propensity Score Matching

Qualitative Approaches in Impact Evaluation

  • Most Significant Change
  • Outcome Mapping
  • Outcome Harvesting
  • Appreciative Inquiry

Producing and Disseminating Impact Evaluation findings

  • Impact Evaluation Plan
  • Impact Evaluation Reports: Baseline report, Impact Evaluation Reports
  • Case studies

Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

Certification

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Training Fee

The training fee for this course is USD 800 which covers tuition fees, training materials, lunch and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.

Registration

To register for this course please click on: Register for the Course

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+254 714349537

www.devimpactinstitute.com

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Details

Start:
22 January @ 08:00
End:
26 January @ 16:30
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Venue

Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya

Organiser

Devimpact Institute
Phone:
+254 714349537
Email:
training@devimpactinstitute.com
Website:
http://www.devimpactinstitute.com

Other

Country
Kenya
Region
Africa, East and Horn of
Language
English