Quantifying Impact Series: Evaluation Using Observational Data

The Centre for Evaluation, supported by the Centre for Statistical Methodology, is hosting a series of lunchtime seminars introducing methodological approaches beyond stratification and regression to address confounding in quasi-experimental or non-randomised designs. Each session will describe some examples as well as discussing the advantages and disadvantages over more commonly used methods. Seminar 5: Synthetic controls Venue: […]

CEDIL & Centre for Evaluation Lecture Series

The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) and the Centre for Evaluation are delighted to announce a new lecture series addressing methods and innovation in primary studies. Lecture 2: Representing Theories of Change Technical Challenges and Evaluation Consequences This lecture will summarise the main points of a paper of the same name. That […]

PHES seminar series: Can a sexual health intervention increase chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing among young Aboriginal people in Australia?

Date: Monday 4th June 2018 Time: 12.45 – 14.00 Venue: LG4, Tavistock place Speaker: Simon Graham For two decades, higher notification rates of chlamydia and gonorrhoea have been reported among Aboriginal compared with non-Aboriginal Australians. Four Aboriginal primary health care centres were recruited for a pilot program to evaluate if a sexual health intervention could significantly increase chlamydia and […]

“Food and Agricultural Approaches to Reducing Malnutrition” (FAARM): An ongoing cluster-randomized trial in rural Bangladesh

Date: Tuesday 5th June 2018 Time: 12.45 – 14.00 Venue: Manson lecture theatre, Keppel Street, LSHTM Speaker: Sabine Gabrysch, Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit at Heidelberg University The FAARM trial (2015-2019) is evaluating the impact of a Homestead Food Production program (home gardening, poultry rearing, nutrition and hygiene education) implemented by the NGO Helen Keller International in Sylhet, […]

PHES seminar series: ‘No longer extraordinary’. Self-administration of the abortion pill in Canada: implementation research informing policy change

Date: Monday 11th June 2018 Time: 12.45 – 14.00 Venue: LG4, Tavistock place Speaker: Wendy V. Norman, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada Fewer than 300 physicians provided induced abortions in Canada in 2012, and care was largely provided in surgical facilities in large southern cities. The January 2017 introduction of mifepristone had the potential […]

Systems perspectives on policy development and evaluation

        Public policies are about changing systems but conventional approaches to their evaluation have largely ignored this insight.  This conference will explore these issues with a number of leading thinkers and practitioners of systems approaches to policy development and evaluation. The day will bring together researchers and policymakers from a range of […]