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Poor Economy Impact Assessment

Hanoi, Vietnam
Mr. Yaseen Ariff

Its no longer about ‘doing good’, its about creating lasting positive change


The global development community has been paying increased attention to the role of rigorous impact evaluation in recent years. This course is a considered blend of theory and practice to support better on-the-ground evaluations. Participants are introduced to the concepts behind rigorous impact evaluations: the counterfactual question, control groups, sample frames, bias and sampling methods, They are then presented information to build their own evaluation designs. This includes good questionnaire design, drafting evaluation terms of reference, management of surveys, quality control techniques, and database entry options. Finally, participants will learn about presentation and interpretation of results, and ways to disseminate important research findings.


Professionals who are involved in formulating, managing or monitoring interventions and/ or prepare, supervise or participate in impact evaluations. These can be desk officers, programme managers, task managers for a national or local government, for an international donor agency or for an NGO. Those actively involved in evaluation designs are encouraged to bring one of their projects with them, and so get hands-on help drafting a TOR, questionnaires, etc. No prior economic or statistical knowledge is required to attend this course.


To understand the nature and importance of rigorous impact evaluations, and other aspects of quality evaluation efforts. Beyond understanding, also to gain practical knowledge about designing and managing such tasks.


  • Introduction to the main arguments of “Poor Economics”
  • Introduction impact evaluations: why bother?
  • Developing your own evaluation methodology and terms of reference
  • Team work to critically review example evaluations
  • Developing your own survey questionnaire
  • Understanding the role and types of qualitative impact research
  • Introduction to cost-benefit analysis for impact


  • Language: English
  • Dates: 08 - 12 September 2014
  • Course fee: € 750
  • Country: Hanoi, Vietnam
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

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Mr. Yaseen Ariff
Marketing Assistant - MDF Asia

Mobile: +94 777 989 327
Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122


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