Innovations for Poverty Action is hosting this conference in collaboration with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and Universidad del Pacifico. The objective of this event is to share and discuss evidence from recent research on financial capability with financial service providers and other financial inclusion practitioners. The event will be preceded by matchmaking program for practitioners and researchers.
Georgetown University Qatar in partnership with the Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA) is offering a two-day comprehensive executive training on impact evaluation and research methods.
The course is designed for people from a variety of backgrounds, including policymakers, practitioners, managers and researchers from governments, and non-governmental organisations, foundations, and international development organisations as well as for graduate students interested in the evaluation of development programmes.
The theme for CES Toronto 2013 is Evaluation across boundaries. It will focus on the dynamic and ecological relationships between and across those evaluating and those evaluated. The conference will explore the spaces and boundaries of evaluation through four conference strands and four key areas: discovery, engage, outreach and network.
The KU Leuven Methodology of Educational Sciences Research Group is organising a multi-disciplinary workshop designed to provide researchers with the fundamental background and skills required to conduct a qualitative evidence synthesis.
This training programme, delivered remotely, is relevant for people with advocacy experience. The course fee is 850 GB pounds.
Theme: The impact of mother literacy and participation program on child learning
Speakers: Marc Shotland andJim Berry, J-PAL
The Yale Savings and Payments Research fund is organising a conference that will present the results from recent evaluations in Africa on child and youth savings, the impact of reducing costs and barriers to accessing savings among the poor, behavioural barriers to saving, using mobile phones for behavioral change, and the adoption and impact of mobile money. The event will bring together policymakers, practitioners and researchers to facilitate discussions on this current body of evidence in the area of financial inclusion for the poor. The event will be preceded by a workshop on experimental methods to evaluate savings and payment innovations.
This course is for early- and mid-level professionals, post-graduate students and academics with interests in or working with international agencies, governments in developing and developed countries, think-tanks, NGOs and other donor organisations which need to understand the methods used in evidence-based policy making in order to evaluate and justify continued public spending on particular projects and programmes.
3ie is providing two full scholarships for this course.
The Executive Education Course is a five-day programme that will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one’s own evaluation. The course is designed for people from a variety of backgrounds: managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around the world, as well as trained economists looking to retool. Application deadline: May 15, 2013
The Institute for Development Practice and Management (IDPM) of PDA Ghana, in collaboration with the University of East Anglia, is announcing a 3-day introductory course to Impact Evaluation. Course fee: $770. Deadline for application: June 26, 2013.
Registration is on for the Meta Analysis of Economic Research Network (MAER-Net) Colloquium. It aims to share best practice and encourage innovative research that will enhance not only the practice of meta-analysis but also the quality of future research in economics, business, development, public policy and related fields.