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Evaluation: From Innovation to Impact: Enrol in LIDC’s 2019 Short Course!

June 24, 2019

Impact evaluation is an increasingly important part of development projects and programmes, required by all major donors and widely used by development organisations (NGOs, international organisations etc.). This means a pressing need for both current and future development professionals to develop skills that will allow them to understand, commission and use evaluation studies.

In response, LIDC will hold a Short Course entitled “Evaluation: from Innovation to Impact” will be held from Monday 4 November to Friday 8 November 2019. The course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive background in evaluation methods for development programmes. Students will also develop their own evaluation protocol to apply their learning to a contemporary development problem.

The hashtag is #LIDCShortCourses.


The course will be held from 9am – 5pm Monday 4th November to Friday 8th November 2019 from 9am to 5pm each day. It will take place in LG4, 15-17 Tavistock Place, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9SH


The course is for people who have a relevant Master’s or postgraduate qualification and professionals, but we will also consider applicants with a bachelor degree and extensive work experience.


The programme will include sessions on quantitative and qualitative research as well as methods and impact evaluations. Leading international NGOs, Oxfam GB and Relief International, will deliver sessions on impact evaluation in development practice. Tutors will include academics and practitioners from the following organisations:

  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • SOAS University of London
  • UCL Institute of Education
  • The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

A tutor will support students all week and help them to enhance their understanding of course concepts through group work exercises.

We are currently finalising this year’s programme, but please have a look at last year’s programme to get a better idea of content and structure.

Course Fees

The course fee will be £1,500. If your organisation sends two or more people on the course, there will be a 10% discount on each person’s fee. The fee includes study materials as well as refreshments during the course (tea, coffee and lunch). It does not include accommodation.

If you plan to book two or more people on the course, please get in touch with to arrange a discount.

How to register

Please complete the application form. NB. Once you have completed the form, you will need to make your payment through our member university, SOAS’s payment system. You can pay here: The deadline for registration and payments is Friday 25 October 2019.

We accept credit card payments and bank transfer. If you need an invoice, please send an email to (NB. SOAS can only answer queries related to payment).

Please note that you will only be registered to take part in the course once we receive confirmation that your payment has been made. If you have any administrative or other queries not related to payment, please email


We are very happy to announce that LIDC will sponsor one bursary while our partner 3ie will sponsor three bursaries. The deadline for application is 15th September 2019.

Please see the application form for further information on how to apply.

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