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Impact Evaluation of Development Policies: Concepts, Methods, Applications

Published: Saturday, May 16, 2020


The Italian Centre for International Development (ICID), created by CEIS of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, the Department of Social Sciences and Economics of Sapienza University of Rome, and the Department of Economics of Roma Tre University - in partnership with Manlio Rossi-Doria Centre and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) - and the participation of experts from the International Organizations based in Rome, is organizing the:

2nd Edition of International School for Advanced Training “Impact Evaluation of Development Policies: Concepts, Methods, Applications”

June 22nd - July 3rd 2020



The School is designed to serve the needs of government and non-governmental organization officials, private professionals and practitioners, researchers and doctoral students with an interest in development and public policy evaluation. The objective is to provide participants with the skills and competences for impact evaluations of development policies and programs. This will be achieved through a focus on both a “hands-on” approach to the discussion of specific examples of policies and programs, and also on the most recent analytical techniques.


The School focuses on three pillars:


Identification of the policy framework (e.g. policy maker’s objectives, program beneficiaries, contextual factors).


Identification of the key instruments for assessing the policy’s impact. How to select the most suitable tool in light of the specific context and how to apply it.


The practice of the policy’s impact evaluation. How to carry out the evaluation exercise, useful data sources and data collection, software and main statistical packages. This will be mainly achieved in the hands on sessions in the afternoon.

The School will be held from 22nd June to 3rd July 2020 in the form of an on-line course. The morning sessions will provide an introduction to the topics, with practical applications to specific case studies in the field. The afternoon sessions will be devoted to technical, hands on sessions. The course will include students’ assignments under supervision and tutorship. 

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities are offered by United Nations Development Agencies based in Rome. Specifically, selections for the Research and Impact Assessment Division (RIA) will be made at the end of the training activities.

Registration and Fees

The School fees amount to 750€ for the entire course. Fees include a temporary license of STATA16 for all participants. A reduced fee of 450€ could be granted to Master/PhD students. To this aim, participants must apply and provide proof of their full-time student status for the current academic year.

Important Dates

Applications should be made using this application form by 29th May 2020. Notification of acceptance will be provided to applicants by 1st June 2020.

Scientific Committee

Pierluigi Montalbano, Silvia Nenci, Carlo Pietrobelli, Furio Camillo Rosati and Luca Salvatici.

Deadline for Applications: 29th May 2020

Last update: 16/05/2020 08:02

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