Executive Leadership Program on Monitoring and Evaluation for Public and Private Sectors

ICED is offering this program to M & E specialists and program administrators in the public and private sector who want to use monitoring and evaluation to generate evidence and learning from their programs including the innovative models to promoting scale-up of their strategies. It is intended to show in practical terms how to design an M&E plan that works in different contexts, how and why it works, for whom and at what cost, as well as what does not work and why. It will engage participants to understand how M&E can enable them to measure and track crucial operational activities and, effectively communicating the results for programming, learning and accountability.

Date: 24th and 25th July 2018

Charges: $600 (+ Free Access to Main Conference)

Mid-level theory and external validity: using theories of change to support transferability of findings

The new Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning is developing approaches to impact evaluation to apply to a broader range of questions. This one day workshop will engage participants in four areas of discussion: theories of change and mid-level theory, mixed method designs, transferability and generalisability, and measurement issues.

Date: 25th July 2018 (Full Day)

Charges: Free

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Training

Systematic reviews are a systematic approach to conducting literature reviews which reduce the possible sources of bias from traditional literature reviews. This workshop will include an introductory lecture on systematic reviews, followed by a number of interactive sessions taking participants through the different steps in the review process: question setting, searching, coding, analysis and reporting. Participants will work in sector-specific groups for hands on exercises.

Meta-analysis is a systematic approach to synthesizing quantitative estimates of effects, that is impact estimates from impact evaluations. This workshop will take participants through the interpretation and calculation of effect sizes and drawing forest plots. Analysis of heterogeneity using forest plots, sub group analysis and meta-regression will be discussed. Examples will be used from a wide range of sectors.

Date: 24th July 2018 (Full Day)

Charges: Free

Building Resilience through Graduation Programs

Building resilience within vulnerable populations is essential for sustainable poverty reduction. Multi-dimensional “Graduation” programs, wherein the poorest and most at risk are supported with layered interventions such as life skills training, cash transfers, productive asset transfers, access to financial services, and community mentoring, are generating impressive positive development impacts. This workshop, hosted by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access, will discuss emerging evidence on graduation programs from around the region and stimulate discussions with donors and implementing partners on how to use this evidence to design interventions for significant and sustainable impacts.

Date: 25th July 2018

Charges: Free