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

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FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise 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 Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?

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2 Head Designate, Monitoring and Evaluation Development Bank of Nigeria Nigeria