Impact Evaluation for International Development (MSc)
Impact evaluation has become an important tool in development policy making. Multilateral and bilateral donor agencies and developing country governments are now widely committed to funding and utilising high quality impact evaluation evidence.
The MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development degree offers familiarisation with and skills in the basics of modern evidence-based policy-making and impact evaluation, including the contexts and practices of evaluation, research design and data production for evaluation, and basic and more advanced methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis. Teaching materials are drawn from the development literature and iconic impact evaluation case studies.
The course has been designed for students who are interested in designing and implementing development projects and programmes and/or in researching development effectiveness, and who need to develop and enhance their skills for undertaking high-quality rigorous impact evaluations.
This Masters programme:
- Combines theory and practice through its two specialist modules
- Helps students to acquire analytical skills that are important beyond impact evaluation
- Is situated in the School of International Development (DEV) which has world-class reputation for research - in international development
- Allows for a unique range of choice and specialisation, with students able to choose module options both from within DEV and from other departments at UEA
- Is taught by lecturers who have wide practical experience in Impact Evaluation. Many of them are International Development Economists.
The majority of the School’s research was rated as ‘internationally outstanding or high quality’ by the government in the last national research assessment exercise (RAE 2008). The School was placed in the top three departments in the country for research on international development. Furthermore, the School is consistently ranked highly in league tables. We are in the top 10 of the Guardian and Times League Tables for Geography and Environmental Sciences; in 2012/13 we were ranked 3rd in the Guardian’s University Guide and 9th in The Times League Table.