Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM WET
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CW405, Strathclyde Business School 
University of Strathclyde
199 Cathedral Street
Glasgow G4 0QU
United Kingdom

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Alison Jones 
07747 772712 

Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation Course 

Delivered by Graeme Roy, Fraser of Allander Institute 

Course description

Effective economic evaluation and appraisal are crucial elements of an economic development professional's toolkit. They help to inform how public resources should be best spent and ensure that decisions are taken in the public interest.

This one-day course will provide an accessible introduction into economic appraisal and evaluation helping participants to understand key concepts as well as recognising good practice and pitfalls.

The course assumes no formal training in economics but would ideally suit people working – or with some experience – in economic development and an economic policy environment.

Is it right for me?

Suitable for individuals working in economic development or an economic policy environment who are looking to carry out economic appraisals and evaluation exercises or are seeking to commission such work from consultants.

It is also suitable for individuals who, whilst not directly involved in economic evaluation and appraisal exercises, may be operating at a more strategic level where value for money and financial accountability is key.

Key Learning Objectives

By the end of the course you will –

  • Understand the role and value of economic appraisal and evaluation in the public policy process
  • Be able to advise on what constitutes 'value for money'
  • Understand how to measure costs and benefits of different policies, including practical methods to value non-market goods and services
  • Be aware of the key stages in an effective evaluation and appraisal
  • Have a working knowledge of the techniques upon which appraisal and evaluation of economic developments and policies should be based
  • Be able to develop a framework for monitoring and evaluating economic policy interventions
  • Be confident in commissioning, interpreting and assessing economic appraisal and evaluation reports undertaken by outside analysts, such as consultants or other organisations


Bookings are non refundable. However, a substitute may attend in place. 



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