JPAL Executive Education Course (on RCT evaluations)

After submitting my PhD a few weeks ago I am slowly getting back into the swing of things. That includes blogging and the Q&A series. But for now I thought I would pass on this advert for JPAL’s latest Executive Education Course. JPAL is a great organization and I would highly recommend this course to those professionals who wants to get a better understanding of how randomised control trails work.
J-PAL Africa Executive Education Course
Location: School of Economics, University of Cape Town
Course Dates: 19-23 January 2015
Application Deadline: 4 November 2014
We are pleased to invite you to apply to the upcoming J-PAL Executive Education course in Evaluating Social Programmes, which will provide you with a thorough understanding of randomised evaluations. Our Executive Education courses are valued by people from a variety of backgrounds: managers and researchers from international development organizations, governments, as well as trained economists looking to retool. If you have colleagues or friends who may be interested in applying to this course, we encourage you to pass this invitation on to them as well.
The course is a 5-day, full-time course and will run from the 19 – 23 January 2015 at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. The purpose of the course is to provide participants with a thorough understanding of why and how to use randomisation in an impact evaluation and to provide pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting their own randomised evaluation. J-PAL affiliates with extensive experience in using randomised impact evaluations to test the effectiveness of social programmes, in Africa and globally, will teach the course.
You may view more information about the course content and fees here. You can also access the course applications through that website, or by following this link here. The deadline for applications is 4 November 2014. We receive far more applications to the course than we can accommodate, and we encourage applicants to apply early. We will notify participants of whether their application has been accepted by November 7th, after which payment of the course fee (see course fees here) will need to be made by 2 December, before a place on the course can be confirmed.  Once acceptance is confirmed, participants are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements.
We hope to receive your application for the course soon. Do let us know if you have questions about the course. 
Warm regards,
Laura Poswell
J-PAL Africa Executive Director

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