Making science work for development

LIDC short course on Evaluation for Development Programmes

7 - 11 November 2016
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT

This London International Development Centre (LIDC) intensive short course will provide participants with a comprehensive background in evaluation methods for development programmes.

Course Content:

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