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International Workshop on Impact Evaluation of Population, Health, and Nutrition Programs
August 14–25, 2023 - Nairobi, Kenya

Every year, large amounts of resources are spent implementing population, health, and nutrition programs. In a context of limited resources and growing concerns about the performance of public programs, it is important for policymakers, program managers, and civil society to examine whether programs are having their intended impact. Good evaluations play an important role by providing concrete evidence of the impact of program actions on target populations. Does a program have an impact? Does the program have a different impact on different groups of people? Do different program components have different impacts? Why and how does the program have an impact? Is it cost effective?

Those are important questions that can be answered by rigorous evaluations. In this workshop we will review methods for providing answers to some of those questions. We will also review the limitations of the methods and the conditions under which they provide valid answers.

Despite widespread interest in the effectiveness of health programs, there have been few rigorous evaluations of their impact. Yet, careful evaluation of program impact is essential if policy makers and managers are to make informed decisions about program design, implementation, and modification.

GEMNet-Health has a wealth of experience organizing IE workshops and has since 2014 trained more than 140 individuals from various organizations and over thirty countries at different locations where this workshop was held: Pretoria, Addis Ababa. Accra, Bangkok, and New Delhi.

Kenyatta University School of Public Health will serve as the host for this workshop.

Kenyatta University School of Public Health

Kenyatta University is a fully-fledged university with a vision to become a dynamic, inclusive and competitive center of excellence in teaching, learning, research, and service to humanity. The university provides quality education and training, promotes scholarship, service, innovation, and creativity while inculcating moral values for sustainable individual and societal development. The university aspires to be responsive to societal needs and recognizes the need for intensive and extensive research and training to address local, regional, and global issues. Kenyatta University School of Health Sciences (KUSHS), with twenty departments was formed to train high-level manpower in health sciences, strengthen the delivery of training of innovative and creative health sciences professionals and researchers, and improve community engagement. The KUSHS offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including BSc. in Health Records and Information Management, MSc. in Health Information Management, and PhD in health informatics. For more details about the university and academic programs, visit the University website at, and for more details about KUSHS, visit

Workshop Objectives

The workshop will provide intensive training in the concepts of program evaluation and in the designs and techniques for evaluating program impact. The main workshop objectives are:

  • To understand the basic concepts of program impact evaluation
  •  To define the impact evaluation questions and to examine the main issues to consider for answering those questions in a valid way
  • o review the main evaluation designs and estimation methods used for evaluating program impact
  • To develop criteria for choosing the appropriate estimation strategy given different scenarios of program characteristics and data availability
  • To interpret results appropriately and to examine the programmatic implications of results
  • To gain practical experience applying the estimation strategies and quantitative tools


Workshop content

This hands-on training will cover the following areas:

  •  Difference between impact evaluation and other types of evaluation
  •  Answering the impact evaluation question
  •  Evaluation designs, and key issues to consider: confounding, selectivity, externalities, contamination, and others
  •  Introduction to economic evaluation
  •  Experimental designs
  •  Selectivity and endogeneity problems: causes, consequences, and solutions
  •  Instrumental variables methods
  •  Difference-in-differences
  •  Matching
  •  Regression discontinuity analysis
  •  Qualitative approaches
  •  Preparing an impact evaluation proposal
Sessions will also cover methods for estimating heterogeneous program effects and examining the causal chain. The workshop consists of lectures, stata practical sessions, case studies, and group work. Participants will form groups to prepare a proposal for evaluating the impact of a real program. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cases of programs they are evaluating in their countries.


The course is designed for mid-level health professionals involved in the implementation and evaluation of population, health, and nutrition programs. Computer literacy, experience with household survey data, and intermediate statistical knowledge (including knowledge of regressionanalysis) is essential. Applicants should be proficient in English

Workshop Cost

The workshop tuition fee (which includes workshop materials, snack breaks and lunch on days when workshop is in session) is USD 2,800.00. The tuition fee does not include accommodation. The workshop venue will be at Kenyatta University School of Public Health campus.

Several accommodation options are available ranging from: USD 832 (at the University’s lodge near workshop venue for 13 nights) and $2,860 (hotel near campus).

Prospective applicants are advised to seek funding from their home organizations or from national or international agencies. Applicants who have requested funding should indicate it in their application and submit their complete application forms to the Secretariat before the deadline. When funding is confirmed, the applicant should inform the Secretariat via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theme: Re-focusing education in a globalized society for sustainable futures


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The 9th International Annual School of Education and

Lifelong Learning Conference, 2023

3rd-4th October 2023


Submission of Abstract (150-250 Words) : 30th June 2023

Feedback to Authors:
20th July 2023

Submission of Reviewed/Final Abstract :
3rd August 2023

N/B: Abstracts that exceed 250 words and those with grammatical and other editorial errors will
not be accepted .

Participants who wish to attend the conference in person will pay an additional Kshs.7,000(
50USD) above the rates indicated

Theme: Transboundary Resource Management, Climate Change, and Environmental Resilience.


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