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Learn How To Master Theory-Based Impact Evaluation

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datum 18 september 2019
organisatie European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

In this seminar you will learn about theory-based impact evaluation, drawing on the latest advances made in terms of methodologies for impact evaluation from impact evaluation expert Benedict Wauters.

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SKU: 1962101 Categories: European Public Management, Improvement Tools Tags: Congruence Analysis, impact evaluation, Mayne’s Contribution Analysis, Pawson and Tilley’s Realist Evaluation, Qualitative Comparative Analysis, theory-based impact evaluation

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About this course

In this seminar you will learn about theory-based impact evaluation, drawing on the latest advances made in terms of methodologies for impact evaluation from impact evaluation expert Benedict Wauters. We will show you how theory-based impact evaluation can match the rigour associated with counter-factual impact evaluation and when it might be a better approach to determining how interventions can be more effective .

We will cover in particular Process Tracing, Congruence Analysis, Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Pawson and Tilley’s Realist Evaluation and Mayne’s Contribution Analysis.

Who will most benefit?

This two-day seminar is for public officials from EU Member States, candidate countries, the EU institutions and other multilateral institutions, as well as auditors, consultants, staff of NGOs, and other stakeholders with experience of the process of impact evaluation of policies, programmes and projects.

Come and learn how and when Theory-Based Impact Evaluation will help you to make decisions about how interventions can be made to work better to meet your aims.

What you will learn in this course

By the end of the seminar you will be able to more effectively design and commission theory-based impact evaluations.

To help you to do so we will:

  • Distribute pre-reading material so you can prepare yourself for the seminar and thus to maximise the benefit you will gain from it
  • Give you initial input explaining the methodologies
  • Use case studies to explain how these methodologies work
  • Give you exercises to better understand the practical application of the methodologies.

You will also have the chance to discuss with other participants and the project leaders approaches which you have used or are planning to use.

Gracia Vara Arribas (ES)

Regions and cities in the EU, Impact Assessment and Evaluation, Strategic Public Procurement

Benedict Wauters

Director, Innovation and Impact Evaluation, ESF Department, Flemish Ministry for Labour and Social Economy - External Expert

Practical information

Course venue

European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

O.L. Vrouweplein 22

6211 HE, Maastricht

the Netherlands

Programme Organiser

Ms Belinda Vetter

Tel: + 31 43 3296382

b.vetter@eipa.eu

Fee

The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

Discounts

EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Early bird discount

For this course EIPA offers an early bird discount of 50 euro. The early bird deadline is 12 August 2019.

Who are the supporting countries?

Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Meals

Lunches, the reception or dinner will be served at a restaurant in town. Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations

EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All hotels are within 10 minutes walking distance from EIPA. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the EIPA project number for your course.

Payment

Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy

For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).

The programme

 

08.45

Registration of participants

 

Day 1 How does an intervention work? Understanding theory, inferencing and causality in theory-based evaluation

09.00

Welcome and introduction to the course

Gracia Vara Arribas, Project Leader & Expert, EIPA Barcelona (ES)

09.15

Theory in theory-based impact evaluation

Benedict Wauters, Director, Innovation and Impact Evaluation, ESF Department, Flemish Ministry for Labour and Social Economy, Brussels (BE)

A brief history of theory-based evaluation

  • Chen and Rossi
  • Carol Weiss
  • Pawson and Tilley

09.30

Case study: Intervention theory for a policy to give every citizen a personal development process (PDP) - a first look at a Theory of Change and a Theory of Action

10.00

Common theories as used in the social sciences

10.30

Coffee break

11.00

Exercise: What social science theories are underpinning the PDP case study?

11.30

Quantitative, conceptual and mechanistic theories for use in evaluations

13.00

Lunch

14.15

Exercise: Construct a mechanism for the PDP case (or for your own case)

15.15

Coffee break

15.45

Causal inference

  • Deductive versus inductive inference

16.45

Exercise: Devise various tests for a hypothesis

17.15

Causal inference (continued)

  • Probabilistic versus deterministic causality with exercise on necessary versus sufficient conditions
  • Mechanistic versus counterfactual causality
  • Regular versus singular causation

18.00

End of first day

18.30

Reception

 
 

Day 2 Alternative evaluation strategies in theory-based evaluation

09.00

Within case study methods for asserting causality

  • Defining and selecting cases

10.00

Within case study methods for asserting causality (continued)

  • Process tracing

11.00

Coffee break

11.30

Within case study methods for asserting causality (continued)

Exercise: Creating mechanism-based observable implications for the PDP case (or your own case)

12.15

Lunch

13.30

Within case study methods for asserting causality (continued)

  • Congruence analysis

15.00

Coffee break

15.30

Within case study methods for asserting causality (continued)

  • Reframing realistic evaluation (Pawson/Tilley) and contribution analysis (Mayne)

16.30

Multiple case study methods

  • Purpose of using multiple cases
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

17.45

Evaluation and end of the seminar

 

WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2019

 

08.45

Registration of participants

   

Day 1 How does an intervention work? Understanding theory, inferencing and causality in theory-based evaluation

   

09.00

Welcome and introduction to the course

Gracia Vara Arribas, Project Leader & Expert, EIPA Barcelona (ES)

   

09.15

Theory in theory-based impact evaluation

Benedict Wauters, Director, Innovation and Impact Evaluation, ESF Department, Flemish Ministry for Labour and Social Economy, Brussels (BE)A brief history of theory-based evaluation

  • Chen and Rossi
  • Carol Weiss
  • Pawson and Tilley
   

09.30

Case study: Intervention theory for a policy to give every citizen a personal development process (PDP) - a first look at a Theory of Change and a Theory of Action

   

10.00

Common theories as used in the social sciences

   

10.30

Coffee break

   

11.00

Exercise: What social science theories are underpinning the PDP case study?

   

11.30

Quantitative, conceptual and mechanistic theories for use in evaluations

   

13.00

Lunch

   

14.15

Exercise: Construct a mechanism for the PDP case (or for your own case)

   

15.15

Coffee break

   

15.45

Causal inference

  • Deductive versus inductive inference
   

16.45

Exercise: Devise various tests for a hypothesis

   

17.15

Causal inference (continued)

  • Probabilistic versus deterministic causality with exercise on necessary versus sufficient conditions
  • Mechanistic versus counterfactual causality
  • Regular versus singular causation
   

18.00

End of first day

   

18.30

Reception

   
   

THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2019

   

Day 2 Alternative evaluation strategies in theory-based evaluation

   

09.00

Within case study methods for asserting causality

  • Defining and selecting cases
   

10.00

Within case study methods for asserting causality (continued)

  • Process tracing
   

11.00

Coffee break

   

11.30

Within case study methods for asserting causality (continued)

Exercise: Creating mechanism-based observable implications for the PDP case (or your own case)

   

12.15

Lunch

   

13.30

Within case study methods for asserting causality (continued)

  • Congruence analysis
   

15.00

Coffee break

   

15.30

Within case study methods for asserting causality (continued)

  • Reframing realistic evaluation (Pawson/Tilley) and contribution analysis (Mayne)
   

16.30

Multiple case study methods

  • Purpose of using multiple cases
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
   

17.45

Evaluation and end of the seminar

Course venue

European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

O.L. Vrouweplein 22

6211 HE, Maastricht

the Netherlands

Programme Organiser

Ms Belinda Vetter

Tel: + 31 43 3296382

b.vetter@eipa.eu

Fee

The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

Discounts

EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?

Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Meals

Lunches, the reception or dinner will be served at a restaurant in town. Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations

EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All hotels are within 10 minutes walking distance from EIPA. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the EIPA project number for your course.

Confirmation

Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment

Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy

For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).


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European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

Het Europees instituut voor bestuurskunde (beter bekend als The European Institute of Public Administration - ofwel EIPA) streeft ernaar om de kennis van ambtenaren die zich met de EU bezighouden te vergroten door het ontwikkelen en organiseren van trainingen. Het instituut wil wetenschappelijke kennis en praktische 'know–how' met elkaar verbinden. EIPA bestaat al meer dan 35 jaar.

Het hoofdkantoor van EIPA is gevestigd in Maastricht en heeft dependances in Luxemburg en Barcelona. Gemiddeld nemen 14.000 nationale en Europese ambtenaren per jaar deel aan de trainingen. Daarnaast biedt EIPA ook consultancy, onderzoek en op maat gemaakte programma’s/trainingen aan. Bij EIPA werken circa 120 hoogopgeleide medewerkers.

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