Impact Evaluation Course

PRiME Impact Evaluation course is a tailored training for rural development professionals who wish to build capacities in impact evaluation applied to their sector. The course content draws from the best international practices and field experiences from IFAD’s Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) and has a workshop-based design that allows participants to work through tasks and problems that mimic their daily activities.

DURATION
Two one-week courses (+40 hrs)

TUITION FEE
2000 USD

REQUIREMENTS
Basic statistical knowledge. Basic skills on statistics software. Fluency in the language of instruction

TOPICS

IMPACT EVALUATION

TOPICS

  • Introduction to Impact Evaluation and refreshers
  • Experimental Evaluations
  • Non-Experimental Approaches (Differences-in-Differences, Instrumental Variables, Regression Discontinuity, Matching, Propensity Score Matching)
  • Challenges in Evaluating Rural Projects
  • Exercises in Evaluation Design and Case Studies

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Learn the importance and the types of questions impact evaluations can answer.
  • Understand key concepts of impact evaluations (e.g. counterfactual, treatment and control groups, randomization, impact calculation).
  • Identify when and how to use each of the most common approaches (experimental evaluation, difference-in-differences, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity design, and matching).
  • Recognize the main challenges in evaluating agricultural projects.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Face-to-face courses:
workshops, lectures and plenaries

Online assessments:
multiple-choice questions and case studies

Languages:
English, French and Spanish

Diploma:
earn an diploma after completing the assessment

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