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'Programme Evaluation in Global Development and Health: From Innovation and Impact to Learning'


 11-15 December. Hybrid.

Over the past decade, the LIDC short course has equipped hundreds of global development and health professionals with expert training in Programme Evaluation. Evaluation plays a critical role in development and health projects and programmes, and there is a crucial need for development and health professionals to acquire and develop skills that will allow them to understand, commission and use evaluation studies.

The draft programme for the short course is now available. The programme is subject to change but provides a good indication of course content. (Please note: when the link is clicked, the draft programme will open in a separate window.)

We have also revised the course content, to place greater emphasis on methods of impact evaluation using qualitative approaches. Participants will receive a comprehensive grounding in impact evaluation methods and approaches. Students will get to apply their knowledge to contemporary global development and health challenges.



This course is offered in a hybrid format. This means that participants now have the choice of participating in person in Central London, or joining us online from anywhere in the world.  For students who are unable to join in person – or who simply prefer online learning – the option of taking the course virtually using the Collaborate Ultra platform The course is full-time from 11-15 December, 2023.

Participants attending in person will have the benefit of a group session at the end of each day, which means their day will finish at 5pm GMT.  Based on feedback we have received, we have structured the course so that online participants will attend also join daily when the course starts at around 9am with their day finishing at around 3pm GMT.



The course is intended for global development and health professionals and those working in the public and private sectors. The course focuses on impact evaluation using a variety of methods, and will appeal to those using, commissioning or doing evaluation. Past participants have included staff working in programmes and strategy at NGOs and central and local government, professional evaluators and academic researchers.

Please note: all students must complete the application form, regardless of how their place is funded. You can find the application form here.



The course will include sessions on quantitative and qualitative approaches to impact evaluation. In 2022, course tutors include academics and practitioners from the following organisations:

  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • SOAS
  • University College London (UCL)
  • University of Sheffield
  • Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
  • Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED)
  • Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL)
  • The Action Against Stunting Hub
  • Integrity Global

You can find the programme for this year's course here.



We are delighted to announce that this year we are substantially reducing the  course fee. In-line attendance had been pegged at £1,500 since the course’s inception in 2014. This has now been reduced to £1,250 in order to enable more students to participate. The fee for online attendance is £900.  These fees include study materials.

If your organisation sends two or more people on the course, there will be a 10% discount on each person’s fee. If you plan to book two or more people on the course, please send an email to to arrange a discount. See below for details of our financial aid package.


Meet Loveth Metiboba, 2023 Bursary Awardee

Loveth MetibobaLIDC offers a discount of £350 on the cost of online participation in the course as a Bursary Award. We were very impressed with Loveth Metiboba's motivation and are honoured to award her a Bursary for this year's course.

Loveth describes herself as 'an enthusiastic and dedicated Monitoring and Evaluation professional in the field of Public Health' and tells us that she was drawn to LIDC's short course because of the  range of topics including Experimental designs, Quasi-experimental approaches and Systematic reviews.


Loveth tells us that she is looking forward to engaging with the unique and enriching experience that the course offers, and to  network with others who share her passion for making  difference in the world. She plans to use the knowledge gained in the course to improve the health outcomes of underserved communities in Africa.

We look forward to meeting Loveth: we're sure you will agree that she is indeed a worthy recipient of this award.



All students, regardless of whether they are applying for Financial Aid or are being sponsored by an employer or other sponsor, must complete the application form for this course.

We accept credit card payments (via our member institution London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and bank transfer. If you need an invoice or have any other queries, please email



Kendra Dupuy, Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo:

“I am part of a team that just received a very large grant to do an impact evaluation with a randomized controlled trial component of an education program in Uganda. I am certain that the training I received in the LIDC course was instrumental in receiving that grant. I have also been doing some smaller evaluation projects within development aid for various types of funders/groups. So I am definitely using what I learned in the course and really grateful for having had the chance to take it! If there is ever an advanced version or courses that offer more in-depth teaching on particular evaluation methods, I will be first in line!”

Reuben Christopher Moyo, Research Supervisor, National Statistical Office of Malawi:

“Since I completed the short course I have been working with colleagues at Invest in Knowledge Initiative, a research organisation in Malawi specialised in social research. I have managed to help the organisation with ideas on how best we can assess impact of development programmes.”

Garrett Kilroy, Senior Evaluation Specialist, Asian Development Bank:

“Thanks for hosting a great course and bringing together a very interesting and enthusiastic group of people.”


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