Application deadline:May 31,2018
DIME is excited to announce a 9-day Impact Evaluation Summer School in August of 2018. We are offering this summer school as part of a partnership with the European Union, Rwanda’s Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, and the University of Rwanda. The goal of the program is to bring together Rwanda’s brightest students and academics for this exciting training that we hope will serve as a launch pad for the next generation of Impact Evaluation (IE) practitioners and researchers.
Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) is a unit within the World Bank’s Research Group, with a mandate to generate high quality and operationally relevant impact evaluation (IE) research to transform development policy, help reduce extreme poverty, and secure shared prosperity.
Goals of the Impact Evaluation Summer School:
a. To provide participants with an introduction into the broad themes and key questions in applied microeconomic research
b. To understand how IEs can affect policy – learning from real-world examples
c. To introduce the important themes and empirical techniques at the heart of IE design
d. To enable participants to understand the building-blocks of successful IEs, and introduce the real-world challenges that practitioners encounter
e. To work on the process of data construction and analysis, and introduce participants to best practices in data management, including intensive STATA sessions
f. To offer participants an opportunity to learn from top researchers, and be connected to opportunities to gain practical experience in the field.
Students who meet one of the following eligibility criteria are invited to apply:
- Masters and PhD-level students who are currently admitted at the University of Rwanda
- students who are expecting to graduate from a Masters or PHD program in the 2018 calendar year
- students who have completed their Masters or PHD studies from the University of Rwanda in the 2017 calendar year.
The Impact Evaluation Summer School is fully funded for students who meet the eligibility criteria.
The summer school will take place in the Huye campus of the University of Rwanda. Selected participants will be provided with accommodation in the campus for the length of the program.Meals and coffee breaks will also be provided. In addition, selected participants will receive a small reimbursement to cover transport to and from the location of the summer school.
After completing the program, students will be invited to a panel of potential employers (local and regional research institutions and data-focused NGOs) where students can learn about opportunities to use their new IE skills, and the best performing students can be connected to internship opportunities.
How to apply
Please apply here. The deadline for applications is May 31 at midnight, Kigali-time
Please find a draft agenda for Rwanda Impact Evaluation Summer School and other relevant materials related to the program here: https://bit.ly/2I7uGNU