ECON 523 Spring 2015 Program Evaluation for International Development (Q)

Development organizations face strict competition for scarce resources. Both public and private organizations are under increasing pressure to use rigorous program evaluation in order to justify funding for their programs and to design more effective programs. This course is an introduction to evaluation methodology and the tools available to development practitioners, drawing on examples from developing countries. It will cover a wide range of evaluation techniques and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. The course is a mix of applied econometrics and practical applications covering implementation, analysis, and interpretation. You will learn to be a critical reader of evaluations, and to develop your own plan to evaluate an existing program of your choice.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: problem sets, midterm exam and one 7- to 10-page essay
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: one public economics course or microeconomics course (ECON 504 or ECON 110), and one empirical methods course (POEC 253 or ECON 255, 502, or 503)
Enrollment Preference: CDE Students, but undergraduates with the prerequisites are welcome
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
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Enrollment Limit: 20
Expected Enrollment: 20
Class Number: 3514
ECON 523 - 01 (S) SEM Prog Eval for Int'l Develop (Q) Division 2: Social StudiesQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Susan Godlonton
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM CDE 3514
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