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In 2021 TIME is offering an exciting 5-week online course in Impact Evaluation Methods and a follow-on 1-week module on Impact Evaluation methods in Global Health. Our online courses are designed to help participants answer the essential questions of policy and programmes at their organisations: How to measure impact, and what are the channels of impact? The development of these courses was supported by Irish Aid.   

Impact Evaluation Methods: An Interactive and Collaborative Course

2nd November to 7th December 2021

Our flagship 5-week online course in Impact Evaluation Methods provides participants with a strong grounding in Randomised Control Trials (RCTs), quasi-experimental methods, process evaluations, and quantitative methods for understanding impact.   Participants will have an opportunity to develop their own design for an impact evaluation.

Our 5-week online course is:

  • Interactive: Mixture of interactive/video/audio online sessions that allow participants to master the concepts at their own pace, followed by live online tutorials with Trinity Professors.
  • Collaborative: Participants benefit from a collaborative project and presentation on an impact evaluation design for a policy or programme of their choosing.
  • Mixed Learning Methods: Course content includes videos interactive presentations, quizzes, data exercises, collaborative work, live tutorials, and links to advanced reading.

So, what will you learn? On completion of the course:

  1. You will understand various techniques of impact evaluation and the criteria used to select the appropriate method.
  2. You will develop the skills to design impact evaluations.
  3. You will understand the practical challenges of implementation.
  4. And you will acquire tools necessary to critically assess impact evaluations.

The course comprehensively covers the different aspects of impact evaluation such as:

  • Programme Theory Mapping
  • Randomised Control Trials (RCTs)
  • Quasi-experimental Methods
  • Mix-Methods Evaluation
  • Survey design
  • Process Evaluation
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • and Cost Benefit Analysis

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from the Trinity Impact Evaluation Research Centre. Completion of assignments and engagement in peer feedback is the requirement for course completion.

Impact Evaluation Methods in Global Health

8th to 15th December 2021

At the end of the main 5-week course, we are offering a follow-on module Impact Evaluation Methods in Global Health. This course is a well-timed option for participants on the 5-week course who wish to gain more experience applying impact evaluation methods or have an interest in global health. Alternatively, the module in Global Health is perfect for prospective students with an interest in global health who have some prior understanding of impact evaluation methods; perhaps completing a previous version of our 5-week course.


This module builds on the material in our 5-week course, specifically covering the research on demand and supply side challenges/solutions in Global Health. The course covers the following topics:

  • The Key Challenges in Global Health
  • Misperceptions Surrounding the Evolution of Health Outcomes
  • Applications of Experimental in Global Health 
  • Applications of Quasi-experimental Methods in Global Health 
  • Literature on Link between Health and Economic Productivity.

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from the Trinity Impact Evaluation Research Centre. Completion of assignments and engagement in peer feedback is the requirement for course completion.

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