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Programme Evaluation: from Innovation to Impact: 5-9 December. Hybrid.

Over the past eight years, the LIDC short course has equipped hundreds of development professionals with expert training in Programme Evaluation. Evaluation plays a critical role in development projects and programmes, and there is a crucial need for development 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. Please note that the programme is subject to change.


LIDC's short course, ‘Programme Evaluation: from Innovation to Impact’ provides participants with a comprehensive grounding in impact evaluation methods and approaches. Students will get to apply their knowledge to contemporary development challenges.


For 2022, we launch our new hybrid format. This meant that participants now have the choice of participating in person in Central London, or joining us online from anywhere in the world. The course is full-time from 5-9 December, 2022.


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 all other lectures and group work from around 9am with their day finishing at around 3pm GMT.



LIDC moved the course online in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The course was a success, and students from around the world told us that the online format enabled students to attend without having to undergo the disruption and expense of traveling to London to take part. Others told us that they would like to attend in person if this was possible. So, for the first time since 2019, those who wish to attend in person will be able to do so. We now have the benefit of the success of the past two years of online tuition. Building on that, we can offer students who are unable to join in person – or who simply prefer online learning – the option of taking the course through Collaborate Ultra. Hence, this year, we are delighted to offer the short course in a hybrid format.



The course is intended for global development 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.



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


The course fee (£1,000 for online tuition and £1,400 for in-person learning) includes 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.


There will be a number of discounted places on the online version of the course for residents of low- or middle-income countries that would otherwise not have been able to attend the short course. The deadline to apply for the bursary was 15 October. Successful bursary applicants will be invited to write a blog post for LIDC's website to showcase their work and how the short course has supported their professional development.



To apply, please complete the online application form. 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 The online payment platform is open for payments here.



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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