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Applications open for TIME’s new online Impact Evaluation Courses.

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Trinity has launched an interactive and collaborative 5-week online course in Impact Evaluation Methods. The course is perfectly suited to policymakers and practitioners who wish engage in or help improve impact evaluation at their organisation. The development of these courses was supported by Irish Aid.  Eight scholarships are on offer for citizens of Irish Aid partner countries. 

Courses are: 

  • Interactive: Mixture of interactive/video/audio online sessions that allow participants to master the concepts at their own pace, followed by live online tutorials with Trinity Professors.
  • Collaborative: Participants benefit from a collaborative project and presentation on an impact evaluation design for a policy or programme of their choosing.
  • Mixed Learning Methods: Course content includes videos interactive presentations, quizzes, data exercises, collaborative work, live tutorials, and links to advanced reading.

Applications are open at this link. Apply by October 26th and please note that places are limited to benefit from small class sizes. 


About the Courses

Using the best online learning techniques, there are three course options available: 

  • Impact Evaluation Methods: An Interactive and Collaborative Course (5 Weeks) – Starting Nov 2nd (€640)
  • Impact Evaluation Methods in Global Health (1 Week) – Starting Dec 8th (€150)
  • Recommended Combination: Both Courses (6 Weeks) – Starting Nov 2nd (€740)

The 5-week flagship course comprehensively covers the different aspects of impact evaluation such as:

  • Programme Theory Mapping
  • Randomised Control Trials (RCTs)
  • Quasi-experimental Methods
  • Mixed Methods Evaluation
  • Survey design
  • Process Evaluation
  • Hypothesis Testing 
  • and Cost Benefit Analysis

On completion of the 5-week course:

  1. You will understand various techniques of impact evaluation and the criteria used to select the appropriate method. 
  1. You will develop the skills to design impact evaluations. 
  2. You will understand the practical challenges of implementation. 
  3. And you will acquire tools necessary to critically assess impact evaluations. 



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