SANDEE Advanced Course on Programme Evaluation for Natural Resource and Environmental Economists

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The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), an initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), is organizing a two-day advanced course on programme evaluation from 14 to 15 December 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The course targets researchers who are working on SANDEE-funded studies related to environment and development economics. The course will introduce theories and practical strategies for undertaking impact evaluation of natural resource and environmental programmes and policies. It will identify key issues in programme evaluation and addresses methodological possibilities for drawing causal inferences as they are used in resource and environmental economics.

Objectives:

This short course will expose participants to impact evaluation (IE) of programmes, projects, and policies (using econometric methods) in the environmental and development economics arena. Evaluation of programmes – be it before programmes and projects are designed, or after they are implemented – is increasingly viewed as critical for learning about what works and what does not, and for raising overall accountability in public policy. There is sparse but growing literature on the application of IE methods to climate change, household energy, water and air pollution control, sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods, and forest conservation policies, including in the SANDEE research community.

Application Procedure:

Eligible and interested candidates are requested to email a one-page CV and an application with a short letter of interest (as one pdf document) explaining the relevance of this course to their research and teaching indicating the category they are applying for (SANDEE scholarship or paid) to Neesha Pradhan () no later than 22 October 2018.

Application deadline: 22 October 2018