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J-PAL Africa Evaluating Social Programs Course, 2022

The 2022 Evaluating Social Programs training organized by JPAL Africa, featured a five-day course on evaluating social programs aimed at providing a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one’s own evaluation.

Participants from nine African countries, including researchers and practitioners were in attendance. The training provided a platform for participants to understand why and when a rigorous evaluation of social impact is required, how randomized evaluations are designed in real-world settings, how to maximize policy impact and assess the generalisability of research findings, and to join a community of practice with other decision-makers who can provide support in the design and use of impact evaluations.

CSEA’s Executive Director, Dr Chukwuka Onyekwena was a facilitator in one of the sessions; while Emeka Nweke, Research Associate at CSEA was a participant in this training.