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Impact Evaluation for evidence - based use Course


This course will enable you conduct a rigorous impact evaluation of a development policy,  programme or intervention by studying  practical overviews of the major techniques for impact evaluation with focus on the design, execution, analysis, and interpretation of randomized field experiments. This course covers all aspects of planning, designing and implementing of impact evaluation.


5 days


Researchers, teachers, and consumers of impact evaluation and will provide opportunities for discussion of practical issues in implementing each of these techniques.


By the end of the course participant(s) should be able to:

  • Learn about theories and practices of impact evaluation 
  • Learn about evaluation problem: Attribution, selection and placement biases
  • Understand Impact Evaluation 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
  • to equip the participants with adequate skills to conduct rigorous impact evaluations for their interventions
  • Report and share findings of relevance stakeholders



  • Potential Outcome Framework, Counterfactuals, and Selection Bias
  • Matching Estimators and Instrumental Variables
  • Regression Discontinuity Estimators
  • Differences in Differences Estimators
  • Randomized Experiments: Design, Data Collection, and Power Calculations
  • Randomized Experiments: Analysis and Interpretation
  • Econometric techniques for impact evaluation; Revision of basic econometrics, instrumental variables technique, propensity score matching, regression discontinuity and difference-in-difference estimation.
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis in development
  • Replication and research ethics.
  • Cost benefit analysis


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training will be held at the IRES Training Centre in Nairobi. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 24th  February 2020.

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Payment for all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the commencement date.

  • No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 02-03-2020
Event End Date 06-03-2020
Cut off date 24-02-2020
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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