This executive course is made possible through a collaboration between the College of Public Policy (CPP) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and the University of Maryland (UMD), combining the expertise and resources of two leading educational institutions.
The course will help participants become informed consumers, planners, and managers of evaluation research. Designed especially for the MENA region, the three-day course will provide a practical overview of the tools of program evaluation needed.
Topics which includes the idea of causal attribution, the “counterfactual,” and the main techniques for measuring a program's effectiveness (including case studies, pre/post comparisons, comparisons to others, randomized control trials, econometric evaluations, and natural experiments), and, considerations for drawing policy conclusions (with a discussion of generalizability and the statistical and policy significance of evaluation findings).
The course seeks to help participants navigate an increasingly evaluation-oriented world and to become more effective leaders and managers. Governments, nonprofits, funders, and multinational organizations increasingly want rigorous evidence about the operations and effectiveness of their programs, systems for monitoring programs on an ongoing basis, and mechanisms for utilizing this information for program improvement and planning.
Mid-level administrators and program officers in national and local governments, multinational organizations, NGOs, and research firms, as well as graduate students who seek a targeted, yet comprehensive, education to advance in the field.
Training will be facilitated in English with on-screen Arabic subtitles.
The program will be conducted over a period of three days, from Monday, May 24 through Wednesday, May 26, 2021. The program will be delivered for three and a half hours each day, with 10- minute breaks provided as appropriate. The class will start at 10:00 am EST (4:00 pm GMT +3 Doha) and conclude at 1:30 pm EST (7:30 pm GMT +3 Doha).
Upon completion of the program, the College of Public Policy (CPP) and the University of Maryland (UMD) will provide a joint certificate of completion to the participants.
Course Fee: USD 1,500
Payment will be equivalent to QAR 5,475
Exchange rate is USD 1 = QAR 3.65
*Full course fee is 100% refundable in case of cancelation