New short course from LIDC
Making better use of data for sustainable development – new approaches to impact evaluation and evidence synthesis
LIDC is launching a new short course, which will help academics, policymakers, and others gain the skills they need to use data for sustainable development effectively. The course will take place from 24 – 28 April, and participants can choose to attend in person or online via Zoom. In addition, the course draws on the work of the Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL).
Participants will learn about impact evaluation approaches that can be applied to complex interventions or reach people who have been marginalised, and methods that can help address biases in the evidence base and help determine what evidence is context-specific, what is more generalisable and why. They will also learn how to how to rigorously evaluate the effects of interventions and policies exploiting natural experiments and quasi-experiments, and use existing data effectively to address bias. Find out more about the course.
LIDC is also offering bursaries for three residents in low- and middle-income countries, which will cover up to 50% of the course fees, and enable the grantee to attend the course online. More information is available here.