Applications open for J-PAL Evaluating Social Programmes Course
5 Apr 2019 - 08:00
J-PAL Executive Education: Evaluating Social Programs, Cape Town 2019
Hosted by: J-PAL Africa
Timeline: July 29, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Location: University of Cape Town, South Africa
This five-day in-person training gives participants a thorough understanding of why and when researchers and policymakers might choose to conduct randomized evaluations and how randomized evaluations are designed in real-world settings. The course covers basic concepts related to measuring impact through randomized evaluations and discusses technical design choices as well as pragmatic considerations when conducting a randomized study. It reviews the benefits and methods of randomization, 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 program evaluations.
Learning is facilitated through lectures and complemented by case studies, exercises, group discussions, and group work where participants develop a research project.
Do you want to learn more about conducting randomised evaluations? The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) invites you to participate in the flagship executive education course: Evaluating Social Programmes.