J-PAL South Asia

CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia: Executive Education Course 2019: Evaluating Social Programmes - Application Form

J-PAL South Asia at IFMR/CLEAR South Asia is organising a five-day Executive Education course on ‘Evaluating Social Programmes’ at Claridges, New Delhi, from July 1-5, 2019.

This is a five-day programme that provides a thorough understanding of randomised evaluations and a pragmatic step-by- step training for conducting one’s own evaluation. It focuses on the benefits and methods of randomisation, choosing an appropriate sample size, and common threats and pitfalls to the validity of an experiment. While the programme is centred around the why, how, and when of randomised evaluations, it will also impart insights on the importance of a needs assessment, the Theory of Change, measuring outcomes effectively, quality control, and monitoring methods that are useful for all kinds of evaluations. 

Please find a sample agenda here. We recommend you review it before applying. Please note this is a sample agenda provided for reference only. The final agenda of the 2019 course may vary.

Venue: Claridges, New Delhi

Date: July 1 - 5, 2019

Fee Structure: Click here (right click to open link in the new window)

Note: J-PAL's teaching method is highly interactive, and proficiency in both writing and speaking English is required for admission

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IV.     Organisation and Job Profile

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Applying for a Bursary: The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) Bursary Programme covers the course fee for a selected group of participants that meet the eligibility criteria as described here

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We will now ask you some questions related to your experience with M&E and randomised evaluation. This information will be used to tailor the instruction of the course:

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III.     Academic Background

IV.     About the course and J-PAL

IV.     Technical Knowledge

We will now ask you some questions related to your experience with M&E and randomised evaluation. This information will be used to tailor the instruction of the course:

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Payment for those accepted to the programme is due NO LATER THAN 7 June, 2019. J-PAL reserves the right to release any candidate for whom payment has not been received by such time. Cancellations or deferrals must be submitted in writing up to 14 days prior to the start of the course to receive a full refund. Due to course demands and the volume of pre-course preparation, cancellations or deferrals received within 14 days prior to the start of the course are subject to a fee of one-third the course fee; within seven days are subject to two-thirds of the course fee. Cancellations or deferrals after the start of the course are subject to full payment. All subsequent cancellations or deferrals are subject to a cancellation fee. 

Payment Options

Those applicants accepted for the course will be notified with additional instructions regarding payment. Payments can be made through:

1. Demand Draft
2. Bank Transfer

J-PAL South Asia will confirm receipt of your application via e-mail. J-PAL will notify applicants who have been accepted to the course by 17 May, 2019. Accepted applicants who have paid the course fee by the due date will receive course materials, including a course agenda with session times and meeting rooms/sites, as well as a  list of other participants, no later than a week prior to the course start date. Any course pre-readings, surveys, etc. will be provided to you.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its courses and activities.