IZA/DFID Short Course on Evaluation of Training Programs

Israt Jahan participated at the IZA/DFID Short Course on Evaluation of Training Programs

Israt Jahan, Research Associate, SANEM, participated at the IZA/DFID Program on Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries sponsored a one-day “IZA/DFID Conference on Training Programs and Labor Markets in Africa: Evidence and Policy Lessons”. This was followed by “IZA/DFID Short Course on Evaluation of Training Programs”. The course was designed for postgraduate students, faculty members, and researchers in government and non-governmental organizations who would like to develop their skills in the evaluation of training program using the latest econometric methods. The course was consist of four half-day sessions and covered the following topics: design and analysis of randomized controlled trials in training programs; propensity score matching methods; difference-in-difference estimators; regression discontinuity designs.  The focus was on application of these methods to the evaluation of skills training programs, especially in Asia and Africa. 

http://www.iza.org/conference_files/dfid_course_training_2013