Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM WET
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Glasgow TBC 
United Kingdom  



Alison Jones 
07747 772712 

Advanced Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation Course 

Delivered by Graeme Roy, Fraser of Allander Institute 

Course description

This advance course in effective economic evaluation and appraisal will introduce participants to some of the latest methods to assess the impact of policy on economic and social outcomes.  

The course will provide a recap on key appraisal techniques before introducing the latest methods in evaluation.

This one day course will discuss the weaknesses of simple descriptive statistics and highlight the benefits (and challenges) in finding relevant control groups to compare policy outcomes to.

The course assumes that participants will have experience in appraisal and evaluation and be comfortable in statistical analysis.  

Is it right for me?

Suitable for individuals wanting to learn the latest techniques in economic evaluation.

Most attendees will be people undertaking or commissioning evaluations. You will have experience in statistics and data work (including regression analysis).

Key Learning Objectives

By the end of the course you will –

  • Have a refreshed knowledge of economic appraisal and evaluation 
  • Learn about the weaknesses of relying upon descriptive statistics to conduct evaluations of public policy
  • Appreciate the importance of identifying a relevant control group for an evaluation and different methods that are used to do this.
  • Appreciate the possibilities for evaluation provided by quasi-experimental methods– for example using comparisons around a treatment threshold (regression discontinuity) as well as experimental methods like a randomised control trial.
Bookings Policy 

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


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