It has become increasingly important to use ‘evidence-based’ criteria to decide what kind of programmes work, how, for whom, in what circumstances and at what cost. Much evidence is quantitative in nature and this course aims to enable participants to understand, critique and make effective use of such evidence.

8 June 2015 - 9:00am to 19 June 2015 - 5:00pm
Speaker(s): Dr Maren Duvendack and Dr Richard Palmer-Jones
It has become increasingly important to use ‘evidence-based’ criteria to decide what kind of programmes work, how, for whom, in what circumstances and at what cost. Much evidence is quantitative in nature and this short course aims to enable participants to understand, critique and make effective use of such evidence.

Target Audience 

Early and mid-level professionals, postgraduate students and academics with interests in or working with international agencies, governments, think-tanks, NGOs and other donor organisations. Anyone whose work requires them to understand the methods used in evidence-based policy making in order to evaluate and justify continued public spending on particular programmes.

Eligibility Criteria

A working knowledge of basic statistics. At the application stage we will provide a self-assessment test for you to judge your level of statistical skills. The course includes a brief revision of statistics up to multiple linear regression. The course is conducted in English. Full competence in English, written and spoken is an essential requirement.

Teaching Team

The course is directed by Dr Maren Duvendack and Dr Richard Palmer-Jones. They are supported by a team of tutors drawn from the School of International Development, UEA, the Overseas Development Institute and 3ie. Regular contributors to the course include Ben D'Exelle, Bereket Kebede, Sunil Kumar and Laura Camfield.

Fees

£2,750. This includes all tuition, daily lunch and refreshments but no accommodation. It may be possible to book on-campus bed and breakfast accommodation and there is a range of options a short distance from campus,feel free to contact the Training Office for advice on this matter.

Please contact the UEA Training Office if you have any questions or for any further details.

Location:
University of East Anglia
United Kingdom
Partner(s): University of East Anglia

Key contact

Lecturer in Development Economics
+44 (0)1603 593685