The course reviews the stepwise approach of project evaluation and impact assessment. The main part of the lecture explains the analytical tools frequently applied in impact assessment and project evaluation practice. This includes the following experimental and quasi-experimental approaches:
- Randomized Selection
- Propensity Score Matching
- Instrumental Variable Estimation
- Regression Discontinuity Design
- Panel Data Techniques
After having acquired the analytical and methodical background, students learn the typical steps in organizing findings into reports and draft a short impact assessment and evaluation report for a self-selected topic. The lectures are accompanied with practical exercises based on the analysis of real-world data with the statistical software package R.
Furthermore, the course looks into management aspects of Impact Evaluations in Development Cooperation and discusses different roles and required expertise within an Evaluation Team.
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Oliver Serfling
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