Impact evaluation of public policies, programmes and projects

Impact evaluation of public policies, programmes and projects
Capacity building

Impact evaluation of public policies, programmes and projects

2–6 Novembro 2020
The course is available in English

Impact evaluation assesses the relevance and effectiveness of projects, programmes, and public policies. Counterfactual impact, in particular, is one of the best techniques to measure and compare results with what would have happened without the intervention. In this course, participants practice this skill, and others, as they perform individual impact evaluations based on case studies.

Join this course to support the outcomes of projects, programmes, and public policy through impact evaluation.

Key features
Learn differently

The Centre’s training methods include lectures and group exercises

High-level resources

Receive guidance from course facilitators and subject matter specialists

Proven procedures

This course balances theoretical and practical work for success

Introduction to the course

The aim of impact evaluation is to assess the relevance and effectiveness of a project, programme or public policy in bringing about a desired change in the well-being of the target population, and to measure improvements in pre-defined indicators in the sector concerned that can be attributed to the development intervention. An evaluation is usually undertaken during a defined period subsequent to an intervention, using a variety of techniques, including counterfactual impact, that measure/compare the results achieved with what would have happened (to the beneficiaries) had the project/programme intervention not taken place. Participants will be assisted in performing an impact evaluation of a selected project (case study), putting into practice what they have learned on the course.

Who attends this course?

This workshop targets technical specialists responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes, as well as officials from planning ministries, the UN and NGOs. The course is also intended to meet the needs of social partners engaged in the design and implementation of development projects and programmes. Members of the research community contributing to the design, implementation and evaluation of development programmes are also invited to participate.

What topics does this course cover?

This week-long course provides a thorough introduction to impact evaluation concepts and methods.

  • Monitoring and evaluation systems in development cooperation projects and programmes
  • Cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses
  • Budget, time, and data constraints on impact evaluations
What will I learn?

Participants deepen their knowledge of impact evaluation techniques for development.

  • How to attribute impacts to a certain policy, programme, or project
  • All about assessing the relevance and effectiveness of an intervention
  • The importance of constructing comparison groups
What will I be able to do?

This goal is to strengthen technical capacities to design quantitative and qualitative impact evaluations and cost-benefit analyses.

  • Analyze the needs of specific programmes, countries, and institutional contexts
  • Identify appropriate counter-factual impact evaluation options
  • Improve the cost-effectiveness of development projects and programmes
Why should I join?

The Turin Centre is known for its unconventional and effective learning methodologies.

  • Course facilitators and subject matter specialists guide participants throughout the course.
  • Training delivery methodologies include theory-based lectures and group exercises.
  • Participants develop monitoring and evaluation plans for specific development projects.

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