The College of Public Policy (CPP) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) in collaboration with the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland (UMD), is presenting an online executive course titled “Programme Evaluation: Determining What Works” from May 24-26.
The course will provide a practical overview of programme evaluation tools - both to assess evaluations of public and private programmes, and to help plan, procure, and manage new evaluations. The programme is suitable for mid-level administrators and programme officers in national and local governments, multinational organisations, NGOs, and research firms, as well as graduate students seeking a targeted, yet comprehensive education to advance in the field. No prior experience in programme evaluation is required to enrol in the course.
Faculty members presenting the course include: Prof Douglas Besharov, UMD School of Public Policy; Dr Douglas Call, deputy director, UMD Centre for International Policy Exchanges; and Dr Anis Ben Brik, associate professor of evaluation at HBKU CPP. Guest faculty will include Dr David Myers, president and CEO, and Dr David Seidenfeld, vice president, International Research and Evaluation, at the American Institutes for Research and Dr Anu Rangarajan, a senior vice president and the director of climate change at Mathematica Policy Research.
Dr Ben Brik, associate professor and founding director of the program for social policy evaluation and research, CPP, said, “Governments, nonprofits, funders, and multinational organisations increasingly want rigourous evidence about the operations and effectiveness of their programmes, systems for monitoring programmes on an ongoing basis, and mechanisms for utilising this information for programme improvement and planning. The course will provide participants with the tools needed to assess evaluations of existing public and private programmes as well as to plan, procure, and manage new evaluations.”