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In this course you will learn how to conduct a rigorous impact evaluation of a development policy, program or intervention. The course aims to enable participants to understand how to quantify the causal effect of interventions by carefully understanding attribution and the practical applications of methodologies. The course takes you through several steps of conceptualising an evaluation, understanding the pathways of change, understanding the different methodologies for conducting impact evaluation and choosing the most appropriate methodology given the set of circumstances. You will be introduced to the quantitative techniques of impact evaluation and learn about their weaknesses and strengths and appropriateness to real life evaluation scenarios.
The course will offer online lectures, online discussion boards, assignments, weekly tutorial meetings to discuss readings and assignments, and an oral exam at the end of the course.
A Master degree (or equivalent) in Social Sciences.
**Please note that the course is an introduction to impact evaluations. It contains materials on when to do an impact evaluation, what is allows you to conclude, and what forms of evaluation exist. It does not include materials or exercises in which you will do an impact evaluation yourself. The online course “Impact Evaluation of Policies and Programs Estimation and Analysis of Causal Impacts” is designed as follow up of this course and does offer exercises in how to do an econometric impact evaluation.
Course completion, ECTS, edubadges and estimated workload:
The course is completed once you fulfill the course requirements and pass the assignments and oral exam. Your coursebook will also include the explanation of resit options. Participants will receive 2 ECTS equivalence credits and the certification will be offered through an online educational badge. The estimated workload is 60 hours, including 10-15 hours per week and 10-15 hours per assignments/oral exam.
Group based participation 450 euro
Individual participation 500 euro
The cost of the course does not include expenses for books or hardcopies of the course material. Course materials can all be downloaded by the participant him/herself.
Starting date, enrollment time and payment:
|Deadline application||Course start|
|20 January 2022||31 January 2022|
|4 March 2022||14 March 2022|
|20 April 2022||2 May 2022|
|26 August 2022||5 September 2022|
|14 October 2022||24 October 2022|
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL CLOSE GROUP REGISTRATIONS AT 10 PARTICIPANTS, BASED ON FIRST PAID FIRST SERVE RULE.
Upon registration, you will be enrolled for 10 weeks, including 1 week to access the platform and become familiar with the materials, 4 weeks of coursework, 1 week to submit the final assignment and 2 weeks for potential resit time.
In case you signed up for the individual course, please agree with your tutor on your preferred schedule during your first exchange.
To pay the tuition fee, please make the transfer to the following account. Upon payment, you will be registered as student, and contacted by your tutor. On average this takes 1-2 weeks.
|Bank account no.||126.96.36.1995|
|IBAN||NL05 INGB 0657 618705|
|Swift or BIC code||INGBNL2A|
|Bank name||ING Business Banking|
|Bank address||P.O. Box 90153|
|5600 RE Eindhoven|
|Payment specification||your last name and 38.10.00.02N|
|Download the coursebook|