SOAS University of London

SOAS co-launches course on evaluating impact of development programmes

2 July 2014

Scholars from SOAS, University of London have co-designed a new course, run by London International Development Centre (LIDC), to help international development professionals evaluate the impact of their programmes and projects.

Impact evaluation is an increasingly important part of development projects and programmes, and is often required by major donors to assess the impact on the ground. It is also widely used by development organisations. The course will provide an introduction to impact evaluation, the implementation of impact evaluations and the selection of good evaluation methods, and interdisciplinary issues in impact evaluations.

SOAS scholars involved in the development and delivery of the five-day LIDC Short Course on Evaluation for Development Programmes are Dr Laura Hammond, Reader and Head of Department of Development Studies, Dr Deborah Johnston, Reader in Development Economics and Dr Carlos Oya, Reader in the Political Economy of Development.

Other leading experts from the Institute of Education (IOE), International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) also contributed to developing the course and will help to deliver the programme.

The course will take place in November 2014 and is aimed at development professionals who commission and use evaluation studies, academics who plan to work in multi-disciplinary teams in future evaluation studies, and advanced-level students with an understanding of research methods.

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Bookings are now open, visit the LIDC website for more details.