ARCO Summer School on Monitoring & Evaluation and Impact Evaluation

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ARCO Summer School on Monitoring & Evaluation and Impact Evaluation methodologies will take place in Bethlehem from July the 17th to the 21st. The summer school is organized by Bethlehem University/MICAD in collaboration with VIS (International Volunteer Service for Development) The Italian Bishop Conference – CEI and ARCO. The Summer School is divided in two modules.

The first module on Monitoring and Evaluation (17th-19th July) will be taught by Prof. Mario Biggeri and Andrea Ferrannini.

In this module the participants will acquire knowledge on what is Monitoring and Evaluation, their core principles, how to build and manage Monitoring and Evaluation systems as well as innovative evaluation methodologies. This module is directed to consultants, to NGOs, international organizations and government staff, students and academics and anyone interested in Monitoring and Evaluation.

You can find the detailed program here: First Module

The second module (19th-21th July) will focus on impact evaluation methodologies and will be taught by Prof. Fabrizia Mealli and Laura Forastiere.

The topics taught in this module will be the following: Introduction to Causal Inference. Causal inference and the Rubin Causal Model. Potential outcomes. Assignment mechanism. Randomized experiments. Different modes of inference. Observational Studies. Unconfoundedness assumption. The role of the propensity score in designing observational studies. Estimating average treatment effects. Matching. Sensitivity analysis. Causal inference with instrumental variables (IV) bridging randomized trials with noncompliance. Other broken randomized experiments: principal stratification. Regression discontinuity (RDD) designs: sharp and fuzzy designs.

This module is directed to consultants, doctoral, post doctoral and master students, academics, as well as anyone interested in methods used in evidence-based practice and policy making.

Participants will also have the opportunity to present their own researches and works discussing strengths and weaknesses. The instructors will clear participants’ doubts and will suggest improvement and potential further research.

You can find the detailed program here: Second Module

How to prepare for the module on impact evaluation methodologies

In order to derive the maximum benefit from the course, participants should possess basic knowledge of statistics and economics i.e. basic principles of multivariate analysis, sampling, confidence intervals, tests, linear regression model, roughly corresponding to a course of statistics/econometrics at the undergraduate level. As the course and the learning material will be in English a good knowledge of English is recommended.

Selection procedures

In order to participate to the course a BA-level education is requested as entry point. Please send your CV to luigib@bethlehem.edu by June 30th, 2017. If you wish to receive additional pieces of information send your enquires to vzelof@bethlehem.edu or msofia.tozzi@gmail.com . When an application is submitted, you will receive an answer within two days on the outcome of your request of participation to the course.

Fee and cancellation policy

The participation fee for each module is 300.00 USD and includes:

  • Didactic material;
  • Transportation and other expenses related to the field visits;
  • Coffee breaks;
  • Certificate of attendance.

The fee should be paid immediately after the reception of the acceptance letter and it will be reimbursed only in case the course will not be activated due to a small number of participants.

For students who will attend both modules there will be a discount of 100.00 USD.

Scholarships might be awarded according to the funds available.

 

Contacts

Victoria Abu Zelof

Email: vzelof@bethlehem.edu

Tel: +972 2 2741241 – ext. 2427

Maria Sofia Tozzi

Email: msofia.tozzi@gmail.com

Tel: +972 2 2741241 – ext. 2427

 

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