Programme Evaluation

How are programmes and policies evaluated for their process and impact?

One of the key components of public policy is the evaluation of policy and governance interventions that are to be put into operation. This process enables policy makers to keep track of the life of policies on the ground, helping them maintain accountability for ongoing and future policies and their implementation. In this course, we look at how programmes and policies are evaluated for their process and impact. We study causal design methodologies, evaluation tools and their critiques and understand how public programmes play out as they do on the ground. Through an analysis of detailed case studies, we evaluate different domains and stakeholders and learn how to evaluate, replicate and implement programmes in different social and political contexts.