The ILR School of Cornell University, a leading school for applied social sciences in USA,the Tata Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition, & the Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM) a Public Policy Research and Advocacy Think-tank in India, jointly presents a capacity building workshop to understanding the process and methods of programme evaluation and evidence based policy making.
This thirteen-day PA & PE workshop will draw on the academic expertise of Cornell University, and the Tata-Cornell Institute, as well as the large research network of GRAAM to provide participants with practical guidance for understanding Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation.
Dates: June 17 to 29, 2019
Location: V-Lead, Mysore, Karnataka, India
- To enable Professionals to build a culture of evidence based policy making.
- To reflect upon the importance of including rigorous evidence in the policy decision-making process.
- To learn about different methods & techniques of Program evaluation.
Who Should Attend
The Program is designed for capacity building of people in Government, Academia, Think-tanks, Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) personnel and other Development Professionals.
Participants from our previous program who have benefited include those from the NGO sector, Management Consultants, Researchers pursuing their M.Phil., PhD & Post-doctoral Studies in Development Studies, Public Policy, Law, Management and the Social sciences. Participants should possess a basic understanding of Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods.
Need for PA&PE
Program evaluations are increasingly being used for diverse purposes such as strategic learning, transparency and accountability, program design and policy formulation. Therefore, it has emerged as a powerful instrument for enhancing policy effectiveness in recent years.
As the demand for Program Evaluation & Policy analysis rises, it is important to build the capacity of government policymakers, policy think tanks, Program Implementers, Researchers, Development practitioners & Civil Society leaders. The workshop is intended to achieve the following objectives.
The Collaborative initiative of GRAAM-Cornell is gaining momentum for the last three years. The initiative that started in 2015 has now become one-of-its-kind capacity building program for practitioners and academicians working in the areas of public policy & program evaluation.
During the last year’s workshop there were more than 40 participants from twelve states of India, from backgrounds like Academia, Development Practice, Management & Law. Participants were from the Corporate Sector (TATA & HCL), Government sector and a large number of independent researchers and NGO representatives.
Workshop Duration: 17th -29th June 2019
Application Start Date: 10th March 2019
Application End Date: 10th May 2019.
V-Lead, Mysuru. India.
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