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Training on Impact Evaluation for Evidence-Based Development

Devimpact Institute Training Centre
Start Date:
November 19, 2018
End Date:
November 23, 2018
8:00am to 4:30pm
160,000.00 NGN


About the course

Development programs and policies are typically designed to create change to the target beneficiaries. Whether or not these changes are actually achieved is a crucial public policy question but one that is not often examined. Impact evaluation assesses the changes that can be attributed to a particular intervention, such as a project, program or policy, both the intended ones, as well as ideally the unintended ones.

This course is designed to equip the participants with adequate skills to conduct rigorous impact evaluations for their interventions. The course covers all aspects of planning, designing and implementing an impact evaluation. By the end of the course the participants will be experts who can carry out impact assessment assignments for their organizations or as consultants.

Course duration

5 Days

What you will learn

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

Learn about theories and practices of impact evaluation
Learn about evaluation problem: Attribution, selection and placement biases
Understand IE designs: randomized, quasi and non-experimental
Conduct a rigorous impact evaluation of a project
Conduct sampling and power calculation
Learn and practice econometric techniques for impact evaluation
Carry out impact data analysis using Propensity Matching and Difference-in -Difference
Report and disseminate impact evaluation findings

Main Topics

Overview of M&E Fundamentals for Impact Evaluation

Introduction to Impact Evaluation

Determining points of Impact Evaluation

Counterfactuals in Impact Evaluation

Impact Evaluation Research Designs

Sampling in Impact Evaluation

Quantitative Data Analysis for Impact Evaluation

Randomized Impact Evaluation

Propensity Score Matching Technique (PSM)

Difference in Difference Method

Qualitative Approaches in Impact Evaluation

Producing and Disseminating Impact Evaluation findings

Impact Evaluation Reports

Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: [email protected]
+254 714349537


Devimpact is a leading provider of research, training and consultancy services to international development organizations. We assist our partners to increase the impact, effectiveness and efficiency of their social interventions by providing a range of innovative solutions for sustainable results.
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P.O. Box 38164-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
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