LIDC short course on Evaluation for Development Programmes
This London International Development Centre (LIDC) intensive short course will provide participants with a comprehensive background in evaluation methods for development programmes.
By the end of the course participants will understand fundamental concepts of evaluation studies for development. Participants will also develop their own evaluation protocol to apply their learning to a contemporary development problem.
The following topics will be covered:
- What is evaluation? Why evaluate? What questions do you want to answer?
- Different questions and research strategies and specific methods for evaluating impact
- Theory of Change and the counterfactual
- Introduction to systematic reviews
- Experimental design methods (incl. randomised control trials)
- Quasi-experimental designs (incl. an introduction to data analysis)
- Process evaluation, Qualitative and Mixed Methods for Impact Evaluation
- Implementation of good impact evaluations
- The politics of fieldwork
- Knowledge synthesis and translation: studying the impact of IEs, SRs and other evidence in policy making and other decision making
- Economic appraisals (cost-benefit)
- Ethics and evaluation