J-PAL/CLEAR South Asia at IFMR is now accepting applications for its annual Executive Education Course on Evaluating Social Programmes, to be held from July 1st-5th, 2019 at The Claridges, New Delhi.

About the course

This five-day in-person training gives participants a thorough understanding of why and when researchers and policymakers might choose to conduct randomised evaluations and how randomised evaluations are designed in real-world settings. The course covers basic concepts related to measuring impact through randomised evaluations and discusses technical design choices as well as pragmatic considerations when conducting a randomised study. It reviews the benefits and methods of randomisation, how to choose an appropriate sample size, and common threats and pitfalls to the validity of an experiment. It also covers the importance of a needs assessment and a theory of change, and how to measure outcomes effectively—tools that are critical for all programme evaluations. Please refer to the sample agenda for more course information.

Renowned academic researchers from the J-PAL affiliate network and other institutions lead sessions. Course participants will engage in small group discussions with J-PAL SA staff and other participants, providing opportunities to forge connections with your peers.

Financial Support

The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM IST, 30th April, 2019. For further assistance, contact Moulshri Mohan (mmohan@povertyactionlab.org)