CDI's events programme covers the key issues of impact evaluation in international development.

Our regular CDI Seminar Series invites academics, practitioners, and other experts working on impact evaluation to explore the application of a range of approaches and designs for assessing the impact of complex development and policy interventions. The seminars aim to stimulate debate between theory, methodology and practice, and in doing so, explore new frontiers and cross-disciplinary opportunities to advance the field of impact evaluation. 

CDI events are hosted mainly in the UK at the Institute of Development Studies, Itad and the University of East Anglia. Write-ups and audio recordings of many of the events, along with short interviews with speakers, are available online.

Events

27 March 2017 - 9:00am to 7 April 2017 - 5:30pm
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. This short course, run by the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia, aims to enable participants to understand, critique and make effective use of quantitative evidence.
Speaker(s): Dr Maren Duvendack and Dr Richard Palmer-Jones
16 January 2017 - 9:00am to 20 January 2017 - 5:00pm
This five day course, run by the Institute of Development Studies, tackles an emerging problem in development evaluation: how to ensure that we have the right mix of methods to provide relevant and credible impact evidence. In order to do this, we need to achieve a better understanding of the potential contribution of various evaluation designs and methods, and create the space for thinking this through and incorporating it into our practice.
Speaker(s): Chris Barnett, Chris van den Berg
8 June 2015 - 9:00am to 19 June 2015 - 5:00pm
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.
Speaker(s): Dr Maren Duvendack and Dr Richard Palmer-Jones
1 June 2015 - 9:00pm to 5 June 2015 - 5:00pm
Beyond Surveys complements the very successful two week Impact Evaluation short course which this year runs from 08-19 June. An individual may participate in both courses if they wish to do so but should be aware that there will be some overlap in materials. The course is introductory and primarily designed for people who have limited knowledge of evaluation adn are beginning to use 'small n' approaches in their work rather than experienced practitioners.
20 April 2015 - 9:30am to 24 April 2015 - 5:30pm
This 5-day course on Impact Evaluation Design will provide researchers, project managers and practitioners with the necessary methodology and practical knowledge to meet the growing demand for rigorous evaluation of development programmes. The course leader is Edoardo Masset.

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