Since 2015, EGAP has conducted week-long workshops on experimental research methods for scholars and evaluation professionals based in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. In these workshops — known as Learning Days — EGAP members from around the world travel to the workshop location to instruct on core topics in causal inference and experimental design, and to work closely one-on-one with participants to develop their research designs.
In an effort to create a resource that EGAP members, workshop alumni, and others can use to organize their own workshops or refresh their training, Jake Bowers, Maarten Voors, and Nahomi Ichino have produced an online book. The book is organized around modules on the usual Learning Days topics as well as some new topics. At the heart of each module are slides that workshop facilitators can use directly or adapt for specific audiences.
To celebrate the book’s completion and to share how to use and contribute to it, EGAP held a launch event for The Theory and Practice of Field Experiments: An Introduction from the EGAP Learning Days on March 24, 2021. Below is the video of the full launch event, along with separate videos for the event segments highlighting the history of the Learning Days workshops, as well as the motivation behind the book itself.