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EGAP Learning Days 11
Organized by Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP)
in association with
African School of Economics (ASE)
 
June 10-14, 2019
Abomey-Calavi & Cotonou, Benin

 

EGAP and its partners at the African School of Economics (ASE) are holding a Learning Days workshop in Benin this coming June. This workshop is a 5-day intensive aimed at introducing and developing familiarity with experimental research methods in the social sciences for principal investigators (PIs) in the Global South. It will take place from June 10-14, 2019. The majority of the workshop will take place at ASE's campus in Abomey-Calavi. This workshop is part of EGAP’s efforts to develop researcher capacity worldwide on methods for rigorous evaluation of governance and development policies. The workshop is intended for Africa-based researchers and evaluation professionals working in academic, non-governmental, and governmental organizations who carry out analyses related to governance and development. Ideal attendees for the workshop will be scholars with prior training in social sciences and statistics, econometrics, or policy evaluation. Sessions will be conducted in English, and so participants must have a professional command of the language. French-speaking instructors will be in attendance. 
 
 
The workshop will instruct on concepts and tools for experimental impact evaluations, and will include presentations of experimental research, statistical exercises (with and without statistical software), and individual advisory sessions for participants to work on developing research designs related to their organizations’ missions. Key topics include causal inference, hypothesis testing, randomization, power, and more. Accepted applicants will be expected to complete a preparatory exercise before arriving for the clinic. 
 
 
As part of the workshop, EGAP will also host a half-day evidence seminar on June 13 at the Golden Tulip le Diplomate Cotonou. This event will bring together Learning Days particpants (with a focus towards those who are representatives of government and civil society organizations) with EGAP researchers who have a focus on experimental methods and policy-relevant research and evaluation.
 
 
EGAP will cover the financial costs of airfare to and from the workshop location, lodging (for attendees from outside Cotonou), breakfast/lunch/snacks at the clinic and workshop, and a celebratory dinner. Participants are responsible for other dinners, visa arrangements, and incidentals.
 
 
Applications are currently open. To apply, please visit this page and complete the form found there. After your form is submitted, please email your CV to workshops@egap.org. Please note that applications will not be considered complete until the CV is received. Applications are due by Tuesday, April 23.