The International Labour Organization and J-PAL are offering a five-day Executive Education training course on evaluating social programmes at the American University of Sharjah (UAE).
This course is designed for people from a variety of backgrounds: managers and researchers from international development organisations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organisations from around the world, as well as trained economists looking to retool. The course places special emphasis on evaluating labour market programmes, although professionals from other sectors and backgrounds will find the course useful.
Early application deadline is 10 October 2014 (for scholarships).
The Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association or Asociación de Economía de América Latina y el Caribe (LACEA) will be holding their 19th annual meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Theme: Why targeting matters: A systematic review of farmer field school targeting
Speaker: Daniel Phillips, 3ie London
Venue: Upper Meeting Room (103), London International Development Centre, 36 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
Is laser land leveling a viable technology option for farmers? Evidence from Uttar Pradesh, India
Speakers: Prof Travis Lybbert, University of California, Davis and David Spielman, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC.
Date: 10 December
Theme: Do electoral politics matter in MGNREGS implementation? Evidence from village council elections in West Bengal
Speaker: Prof. Kunal Sen, University of Manchester
Date: 16 December, 3.30-5.00 p.m.