Impact evaluation is an increasingly important part of development projects and programmes, required by all major donors and widely used by development organisations (NGOs, international organisations etc.). This means a pressing need for both current and future development professionals to develop skills that will allow them to understand, commission and use evaluation studies.
The new LIDC Short Course on Evaluation for Development Programmes has been designed and is taught by leading experts in evaluation from the Institute of Education, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and SOAS, coordinated by London International Development Centre, an interdisciplinary research consortium of University of London’s Bloomsbury Colleges.
The School is playing a leading role in the development and delivery of the course.
The following staff will be teaching on the course:
- Claire Chandler, Lecturer in Social Science, Department of Global Health and Development
- Phil Davies, Deputy Director Systematic Reviews, and Head of the European office, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) (based at LSHTM)
- Ulla Griffiths, Lecturer in Health Economics, Department of Global Health and Development
- James Hargreaves, Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and Director of the LSHTM Centre for Evaluation
- James Lewis, Lecturer and co-Deputy Director of the LSHTM Centre for Evaluation
- Hugh Waddington, Senior Evaluation Specialist and Manager of the 3ie’s Systematic Reviews Programme and the Campbell Collaboration International Development Coordinating Group, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
The course will run for the first time in November 2014. Applications are being accepted online on a rolling basis. Participants (academics, advanced-level students and development practitioners) will gain a qualification from five prestigious academic institutions and develop sought after skills in evaluation for development programmes.