Course on impact evaluation in practice: productive sectors

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About this course

The course on impact evaluation in practice* (CEIP) looks to train sectorial specialists that work in the design and execution of productive development projects. At the end of the course, participants will be able to conduct impact evaluations and to understand the process of designing and implementing surveys for these evaluations.

Where: Santiago de Chile, Chile

When: September 25th to October 3rd 2014

Schedule: Classes will be taught from Thursday September 25th to Friday October 3rd. Sunday September 28th will be rest day. For more information, please check the agenda (available only in Spanish).

Where: Centro de Extensión de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile en Santiago.

Participants: Between 100 and 120 participants from the entire region.

Registration deadline: August 3rd, 2014

Costs:The course does not have any registration cost and includes lunches. Participants are responsible for transportation costs, lodging, breakfast, and dinner.

*The CEIP is an initiative funded by the Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness (SPD) from the Inter-American Development Bank and The Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO). It has also the support of the Poverty Action Lab (JPAL-LAC) y Sistemas Integrales.

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Format 

The course will combine theory and practice sessions, together with sessions with experts. Participants will learn about impact evaluation methods and sampling, design of impact evaluations, data analysis, design of questionnaires, and field work implementation, among others.

In the theory sessions on impact evaluation methods two “tracks” will be offered. One intuitive and the other one analytical, for which basic knowledge about econometrics and statistics is required.

In the practice sessions participants will work on the preparation of evaluation plans for projects on which participants are involved.

In the sessions with experts examples will be presented that will allow sharing lessons learned, innovative applications and the most recent methodological advances.

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Course Tutors

  • Gero Carletto, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank. Ph.D. Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley.
  • Ryan Cooper, Executive Director, J-PAL LAC. M.A. Economics, Universidad de Chile.
  • Leonardo Corral, Principal Economist, Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness, Inter-American Development Bank. Ph.D. Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley.
  • Lucas Figal Garone, Consultant, Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness, Inter-American Development Bank. Ph.D. (c) Economics, Universidad de San Andrés.
  • Beatriz Godoy, Specialist in planning and execution of surveys, Sistemas Integrales. B.Sc. Mathematical Engineering, Universidad de Chile.
  • Edwin Goñi, Senior Economist, Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness, Inter-American Development Bank. Ph.D. Economics, European University Institute.
  • Jordi Jaumandreu, Senior Academic Researcher, Department of Economics, Boston University. Ph.D. Economics, UNED.
  • Jeanne Lafortune, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Ph.D. Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Alessandro Maffioli, Principal Economist, Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness, Inter-American Development Bank. Ph.D. Economics of Production and Development, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
  • Francisco Mejía, Principal Economist, Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness, Inter-American Development Bank.M.Sc. Economics, London School of Economics. MBA, Georgetown University.
  • Juan Muñoz, Specialist in sampling, design, analysis, and implementation of surveys, Sistemas Integrales. B.Sc. Mathematical Engineering, Universidad de Chile.
  • Mario Navarrete, Specialist in design and quality assurance of surveys, Sistemas Integrales. B.A. Agronomic Engineering, Universidad de Chile.
  • Maria Fernanda Rodrigo, Consultant, Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness, Inter-American Development Bank. Ph.D. Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • José Tesada, Assistant Professor in the School of Administration, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Ph.D. Economics, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology.
  • Patricia Yañez-Pagans, Young Professional, Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness, Inter-American Development Bank. Ph.D. Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Registration**

  •  The deadline to register for the course is August 3rd 2014.
  • In order to register candidates must provide the following information:
    • Personal information
    • Motivation to participate in the course
    • Previous knowledge on impact evaluation
    • Information about a specific project on which they would like to work in the course (if any)
    • Funding confirmation for the course
  • You can proceed to register here (available only in Spanish).

 

      **It takes approximately 20 minutes to complete the registration.

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Materials

All materials of this course can be downloaded here.

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