About the workshop
Given the demands that are made on policy-makers and public service providers from a multitude of sources and constituencies, and the finite resources that are available to meet these demands, it is important to know ahead of time which policy or practice initiatives can make the greatest difference and yield the maximum benefit for the greatest number of people.

The aim of this workshop is to help policy-makers and public service practitioners learn how to assess the impact of policy and practice initiatives before they’re started, and how to think about evaluating policies and programmes in the future. During the week, you will review and discuss the basic principles of impact evaluation and assessment, and the different ways of assessing policy and practice impacts.

Who is it for?
The workshop is designed for policy makers and decision makers who need to establish the likely impact of a policy, programme or project on which they are about to embark, and who need to know whether the anticipated outcomes have been achieved at some future point in time. Participants will come from public and private sector organisations, international organisations, NGOs, and local government departments and agencies. Whilst there is some technical content from various social, economic and political science disciplines, you do not need to have expertise in these areas.

How participants will benefit
The workshop will enable you to:

  • Improve the planning, procurement and management of impact evaluations and assessments
  • Use the methods of impact evaluation to identify the most effective, efficient and value for money policy initiatives
  • Improve the accountability of policy-making and public services in your locality, region or country

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