January 04, 2016
State think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies, in partnership with the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), is conducting a technical course on impact evaluation (IE) on January 4-15, 2016, at the PIDS office in Eton Centris, Quezon City.
IE is a special type of research that allows policymakers and program implementers to ascertain whether a particular program is achieving its objectives and whether the results are attributable to the intervention.
Around 30 participants from selected regional state universities and colleges (SUCs) and other government agencies are attending the course. Aside from covering the concepts of IE, the course teaches participants commonly used econometric and statistical methods to evaluate the impacts of social and other programs in developing countries. These include both randomized and nonrandomized IE methods.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to understand what impact evaluation is and the different techniques used for impact evaluations.
Delivery of the course consists of lectures, class exercises, and group work. Most exercises involve case studies using data from actual programs that are discussed in the lectures. Participants are also asked to determine options for evaluations for their own programs.