Food Security and Agriculture

Training Course on Impact Evaluation for Evidence-Based Development

Course Overview

The Impact Evaluation for Evidence-Based Development Training Course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, implement, and assess the impact of development programs. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of impact evaluation methodologies, tools, and techniques, enabling them to make evidence-based decisions that contribute to the success and effectiveness of development initiatives.

Course Objectives

By the end of the training, the participants will:

  • Acquire knowledge of impact evaluation theories and methodologies.
  • Explore challenges related to attribution, selection, and placement biases in evaluation problems.
  • Gain insight into various impact evaluation designs, including randomized, quasi, and non-experimental approaches.
  • Develop the skills to perform a rigorous impact evaluation of a project.
  • Learn and apply techniques for sampling and power calculation in impact evaluation.
  • Practice econometric techniques for analyzing the impact of interventions.
  • Execute impact data analysis using methods such as Propensity Matching and Difference-in-Difference.
  • Effectively report and disseminate findings from impact evaluations.

Course Duration: 5 days

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Impact Evaluation 

  • Definition and importance of impact evaluation in development
  • Impact evaluation attribution
  • Attribution versus contribution

Module 2: Determining points of Impact Evaluation

  • Forms of evaluation
  • Theories of Change
  • Hypothesis of evaluation
  • Indicators of impact evaluation
  • The results chain

Module 3: Impact Evaluation Counterfactuals

  • Causal reference
  • Counterfactuals and comparison groups
  • Counterfactual estimation in impact evaluation
  • Impact Evaluation without comparison and baseline data

Module 4: Impact Evaluation Research Designs

  • Experimental Design- Randomized Control Trials
  • Quasi experimental designs
  • Difference-in-Difference
  • Regression Discontinuity
  • Matching
  • Non-experimental designs

Module 5: Impact Evaluation Sampling

  • Impact Evaluation sampling techniques
  • Calculation of sample size
  • Sampling weight
  • Statistical power
  • Development of comparison groups

Module 6: Impact Evaluation Quantitative Data Analysis

  • Randomized Impact Evaluation
  • Developing counterfactual
  • Randomization
  • Program Placement impacts
  • Program Participation impacts
  • Integrating Program Placement and Participation
  • Spillover Effects Measurements
  • Propensity Score Matching Technique (PSM)
  • Introduction to PSM
  • Application of  PSM in Impact Evaluation
  • Developing propensity scores
  • Matching Analysis (Nearest-Neighbour, Stratification, Radius, Kernel )
  • Doubly Robust Estimation

Module 7: Difference in Difference Method

  • Introduction to DID
  • Application of DID in Impact Evaluation
  • DID estimator: (Single DID, DID with covariates, Quantile DID)
  • DID for Cross-Sectional Data
  • Balancing Tests
  • Diff-in-Diff with Propensity Score Matching

Module 8: Qualitative Approaches in Impact Evaluation

  • Significant Change
  • Outcome Mapping
  • Outcome Harvesting
  • Appreciative Inquiry

Module 9: Impact Evaluation Findings Development and Dissemination

  • Impact Evaluation Plan
  • Impact Evaluation Reports: Baseline report, Impact Evaluation Reports
  • Case studies

Note: This outline provides a general structure for the training. The specific content, activities, and duration of each session may be adjusted based on the target audience, learning objectives, and available time.

Classroom Training Schedule

Start Date End Date Location Cost Apply
Jul 22, 2024 Jul 26, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Aug 26, 2024 Aug 30, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Sep 30, 2024 Oct 04, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Nov 04, 2024 Nov 08, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Dec 09, 2024 Dec 13, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register

Virtual Training Schedule

Start Date End Date Location Cost Apply
Jul 01, 2024 Jul 06, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Aug 05, 2024 Aug 10, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Sep 09, 2024 Sep 14, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Oct 14, 2024 Oct 19, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Nov 18, 2024 Nov 23, 2024 Online $ 400 Register

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Course Language

This Training course is offered in ENGLISH . Please indicate the language of choice during registration.

Training Approach

Our instructor-led trainings use well guided presentations, practical exercises, and group acivities. Participants are encouraged to bring any data relevant to their job responsibilities. Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon completion of training, the participant will be issued with a certificate of Completion.

Post Training Support

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