Welcome to our first short course participants of 2017!

Published on 16 January 2017

We’re delighted to welcome a wonderfully diverse group of participants to our first short courses of 2017.

Delegates on the Transform Nutrition Short Course at IDS

Evaluating impact

This week 25 individuals with backgrounds ranging from academia, business, government and civil society in Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Europe, and the Middle East will join together at IDS for our short course Designing Effective Ways to Evaluate Impact.

This five-day course tackles an emerging problem in development evaluation: how to ensure that we have the right mix of methods to provide relevant and credible impact evidence. Led by Centre for Development Impact and Itad Director Dr. Chris Barnett and Prof. Rob D. van den Berg, the course offers a unique opportunity to explore the wide range of methodologies available, including some promising new approaches, to meet the growing demands for evidence of impact.

Using participatory action research

16 participants from countries ranging from Myanmar, Qatar and Chile to Denmark, Albania and Sudan, will take part in our five-day course Participatory Action Research to Improve Development Practice at IDS. Facilitated by Danny Burns and Jo Howard this innovative course, now in its second year, blends theoretical and conceptual learning with experiential learning and sharing. Participants will work together in a way that is interactive, inclusive, participatory and applied.

Reflecting on last year’s short course, participants described the course as ‘One of the most inspiring, mind-opening courses I have been in!’, and ‘A very valuable coming together for reflection and learning to catalyse social change’.

We look forward to an inspiring and rewarding week.

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Image: Delegates debate key policy issues at the recent Transform Nutrition short course. 

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