Tailored opportunities:IZA/DFID Short Course on Program Evaluation

Shared by Dawit Gebregziabher


The IZA/DFID Program on Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries is sponsoring a conference on “Labor Markets in West Africa”. This will be followed by a two-day “IZA/DFID Short Course on Program Evaluation” on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, 2017.


The course is designed for postgraduate students, faculty members, and researchers in government and non-governmental organizations who would like to develop their skills in program evaluation using the latest econometric methods. The course is intended for participants from low-income countries (the list of countries, see here). In particular, priority will be given to participants based in institutions in West African countries who are involved in the design, implementation, or analysis of training programs, or plan to be involved in the future. The course and the conference will be conducted in English.

Content of the course?

The course will consist of four half-day sessions and will cover the following topics: Design and analysis of randomized controlled trials; propensity score matching methods; difference-in-difference estimators; regression discontinuity designs. The focus will be on application of these methods to the evaluation of labor market related programs, including skills training programs.


Participants who are accepted for the course will be provided with all travel expenses (for travel booked according to the IZA travel guidelines), accommodation including breakfast and all meals which are part of the program from Wednesday night November 15, 2017 through Monday morning November 20, 2017.

Deadline and Application process?

Applications should be uploaded via the online application form by September 15, 2017. The Program Committee will aim to communicate its decisions to the applicants by October 1, 2017

Link for the application: http://www.opportunitiesforyouth.org/2017/08/call-applications-izadfid-short-course-program-evaluation/

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Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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