|| It has become increasingly important to use ‘Evidence-Based’ criteria to decide what kind of programmes work, how, for whom, in what circumstances and at what cost. This course aims to enable participants to understand, critique and make effective use of such evidence.
Much evidence is quantitative in nature and this course aims to enable participants to understand, critique and make effective use of such evidence.
While the course focuses on issues of attribution – tracing out cause and effect – and quantification, it is also concerned with the context, criteria and limitations of evidence-based quantitative evaluations.
The course therefore aims to address an important prerequisite for incorporating impact evaluation (IE) into programme design: a theoretical and practical understanding of IE approaches to enable selection of appropriate methodologies, coupled with careful appraisal of the resulting evidence. Thus, participants will be introduced to current quantitative as well as qualitative evaluation techniques for impact evaluation and gain critical understanding of the roles they can play in the design and assessment of public policy and development interventions.