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Capacity Building in Impact Evaluation: Counterfactual and Theory-Based Approaches

Date

13 Dec 2021 to 14 Dec 2021

Address

  Online
Belgium

Section

Science & Policymaking

Event Description

About this online course

Does your organisation have qualified experts who are willing and able to properly manage evaluation activities?

How can you ensure high-quality evaluations?

Will evaluation results really provide the evidence required for decision-making, and help to improve policies and programmes?

This online course will answer all the above questions, and specifically, will enhance your ability to design, manage and monitor the evaluations conducted by your organisation, irrespective of whether they are supported by EU funds.

What you will learn in this course:

  • The two most prominent approaches to the current evaluation system: Counterfactual (also known as experimental or quasi-experimental) and theory-based
  • What counterfactual approaches can and cannot do and the conditions in which they can be used
  • How theory-based approaches can provide a good alternative when such conditions are not met and discuss ways in which the two approaches can be combined

Course methodology:

The course will be led by experts who have decades of both research and practical experience in evaluation in an EU context.

There is no previous knowledge/experience required to attend this course, but if you do have some prior understanding, it could definitely help you get the maximum benefits out of this course.