Workshop: Introduction to Impact Evaluation Techniques

Saturday-Sunday, July 21 – 22, 2018

This course is an introduction to rigorous and policy-relevant impact evaluation techniques in economics and public policy. The course’s main emphasis is on evaluating the effect of a policy or a naturally occurring event on the economic and social wellbeing of individuals who are exposed to the event. The course has a strong focus on applications. The primary aim of the course is to equip participants with tools that sharpen their skills as both consumers and producers of applied quantitative research.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Understand the reasoning behind and the rationale of major impact evaluation techniques.
  2. Be able to determine the appropriate technique in order to rigorously evaluate the impact of an event.
  3. Be equipped to apply those techniques in a real-world setting.


  1. Introduction to course
  2. Causal inference and randomization
  3.  Matching methods
  4. Differences in differences
  5. Panel data techniques
  6. Instrumental variables
  7. Regression discontinuity design
  8. Field experiments

The instructor for the training is Dr. Sarah Dong of the ANU Indonesia Project.

Day, date : Saturday & Sunday, July 21-22, 2018
Time : 08.00 – 17.00 WITA
Venue : Best Western Premier Hotel, Solo Baru

Interested applicants can get the application form here, and send your application form to Please note that there is a registration fee to participate in this training.

We limit class size for effectiveness of training delivery. Participants will be selected if number of applications exceeds the optimum class size.

The deadline for the application is on Sunday, June 17, 2018. The selected participants will get the confirmation via email on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

The deadline for payment is on Friday, July 6, 2018.