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2nd Edition of International School for Advanced Training

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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

 

Objective

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.

Organization

The School focuses on three pillars:

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

  • METHODS
    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.

  • APPLICATIONS
    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. Given the large number of applications, we will communicate the acceptance to the Summer School the 3rd of June and not the 1st as previously announced.

Scientific Committee

Pierluigi Montalbano (Sapienza University of Rome), Silvia Nenci (Roma Tre University of Rome), Carlo Pietrobelli (Roma Tre University of Rome and UNU-MERIT), Luca Salvatici (Rossi-Doria Centre and Roma Tre University of Rome), Furio Camillo Rosati (CEIS, ICID, University of Rome Tor Vergata). 

Given the large number of applications, we will communicate the acceptance to the Summer School the 3rd of June and not the 1st as previously announced.