Learning Days 13: Latin America Regional Hub Workshop
Organized by Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, home of the Latin America Regional Hub of the global network Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) along with host institution Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
August 7-11, 2023
Mexico City, Mexico
The EGAP LATAM Regional Hub will hold a Learning Days workshop in Mexico City, from August 7-11, 2023, in alliance with host institution Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
This 5-day intensive workshop aims to introduce and develop familiarity with causal inference in impact evaluations with a quantitative focus. It is intended for Latin America-based scholars, researchers and practitioners working in academic, non-governmental, and government organizations who carry out analyses related to governance, policy, and development issues.
The language of instruction will be Spanish. Some sessions will be in English. A typical schedule of the workshop can be found here. More information about past Learning Days workshops is available here.
EGAP will cover the financial costs (one person per selected project/application) of airfare, accommodation with breakfast for up to 6 nights (for attendees from outside Mexico City), lunch/snacks at the workshop, and a celebratory dinner. If selected to the workshop, participants must arrive before the morning of Monday, August 7, 2023, and be in attendance through the evening of Friday, August 11, 2023.
In order to be eligible to attend the workshop, applicants must:
- Be currently based at a university, government, or civil society organization in Latin America.
- Have an evaluation research idea in mind or be in the first stages of a project that aims to examine the causal impact of a societal issue in Latin America.
- Have previous training in social sciences (such as political science, economics, public administration, and other related disciplines). Scholars who primarily use qualitative methods, but have some familiarity with quantitative research are highly encouraged to apply.
- Have basic knowledge of statistics (descriptive statistics). Prior familiarity with statistical software is a plus, ideally R, but not a requirement.
- Have the availability to be completely involved in all the activities during the entire week of the workshop (all day long).
- Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as stated by EGAP’s Vaccination Policy for In-Person Events (https://egap.org/covid-19-vaccination-policy/) and all local and host active policies at the time of the workshop.
The workshop will cover concepts and tools for impact evaluations, and it will include presentations of examples of impact evaluations, statistical exercises, and individual advisory sessions for participants to develop their own research designs. Key topics include causal inference, randomization, estimation, and hypothesis testing among others.
Accepted applicants will be expected to complete a preparatory exercise before arriving for the workshop. This training curriculum is based on accumulated knowledge from past workshops, as collected in the online coursebook The Theory and Practice of Field Experiments: An Introduction from the EGAP Learning Days.
The workshop is organized by Hub Trainings Director Andrés Moya and host representatives Horacio Larreguy, Mauricio Romero, and Antonella Bandiera, and advised by Methods & Training Co-Directors Nahomi Ichino and Graeme Blair. The team of instructors includes experts on experimental research, including: Rosario Aguilar, Jake Bowers, Danilo Freire, Luis Maldonado, and Maarten Voors.
Applications are due by Monday, May 15, 2023.
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How To Apply
Applications are currently open. To apply, please visit this page and complete the form found there, including uploading your CV. Please note that applications will only be considered as complete with an attached CV. Applications are due by the end of day on Monday May 15, 2023. For any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All participants and instructors are responsible for meeting the requirements of EGAP’s COVID vaccination policy for in-person events. Click here to review the vaccination policy.