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Call for applications for peer-learning workshop on using evidence to improve policy implementation, Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 July

Results for All and the African Institute for Development Policy have issued a call for applications for public officials and policymakers to attend a workshop on using evidence to improve policy implementation. Applications will be accepted from teams of 3-4 individuals who are currently working together to implement a specific policy in any sector. A team must include at least two members from government agencies. Seven to eight teams will receive funding to participate. The workshop will be held in Nairobi from 23-35 July. The deadline for applications is 14 May. 

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Published on: 03 may 2018


Representing theories of change technical challenges and evaluation consequences, CEDIL - LSHTM seminar, 30 May , London, UK

This lecture is part of a monthly lecture series organized by CEDIL and the Centre for Evaluation, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Rick Davie, independent monitoring and evaluation consultant, will summarise the main points of a paper, Representing theories of change technical challenges and evaluation consequences. The lecture will explore the technical issues associated with the representation of theories of change and the implications of design choices for the evaluability of those theories.

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Published on: 01 may 2018


Measurement & survey design course, 28-30 May, India Habitat Center, New Delhi

CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia is organising a 3-day introductory course on Measurement and Survey Design. This course uses an array of pedagogical tools including lectures, case studies and experiential exercises to increase participants’ understanding of the process of designing and implementing effective survey questionnaires that yield high-quality data. The course is specifically intended for researchers, M&E professionals and other individuals looking to build and/or refresh their knowledge of fundamental skills for collecting primary quantitative data. 

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Published on: 30 jan 2018


7 June, 3ie-LIDC London Seminar, London, UK

Assessing the effectiveness of services provided by Cocoa Board (COCOBOD): Ghana's success story

Speaker: Dr Shashidhara Kolavalli, IFPRI – International Food Policy Research Institute
Dr Marcella Vigneri, CEDIL – Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning
Panellists:  Prof Gareth Austin, Cambridge University;
Prof Stephanie Barrientos, University of Manchester;
Dr Kristy Leissle, University of Washington;
Mr Colin Poulton, School of Oriental and African Studies - SOAS

Venue: John Snow B, LSHTM Keppel Street.
Time: 12:30 to 14:00 
Date: 7 June 2018

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Published on: 30 jan 2018


J-PAL/ CLEAR South Asia’s executive education course on evaluating social programme 2018, 16-20 July, New Delhi

J-PAL/CLEAR South Asia is organising a five-day course on ‘Evaluating social programmes’, its annual executive education course. This course gives participants a thorough understanding of why and when researchers and policymakers choose to conduct randomised evaluations and how they are designed for a real-world setting. It reviews the benefits and methods of randomisation, how to choose an appropriate sample size, and common threats to the validity of an experiment. The course also covers the importance of a needs assessment, the theory of change, and how to measure outcomes effectively—tools that are critical for all programme evaluations. 

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Published on: 29 jan 2018


impactAFRICA monthly online webinars

impactAFRICA, in partnershipwith the World Bank’s Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund will present online webinars monthly. These webinars will be conducted by global development experts and media strategists on sectors, including education, early childhood nutrition. They will underscore the importance of evidence-based policy-making for programmes that deliver results. While the webinar series was developed for journalists in Africa who cover these issues, they will also be useful for global students, development practitioners, policymakers and others who want to improve their knowledge of development issues and how to measure impact.

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Published on: 14 nov 2016


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