The Centre for Evaluation promotes the continued development of the school’s activities in teaching Evaluation methods through a number of ways:

Evaluation of Public Health Interventions

This module is offered both face-to-face, taught at LSHTM, or as distance learning.

The Centre played a central role in the development of this Masters Program module by bringing researchers across faculties to produce the teaching material and deliver teachings.

The aim of this module is to help students understand what evaluation is, when it can be used and to provide students with the knowledge and skills to design an evaluation of a public health programme or policy tailored to the specific research question and contextual factors at play.

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Short courses

Short courses on evaluation methods are offered by both LSHTM and external organisations. These week long courses provide opportunities to study evaluation methods in-depth, including: conducting systematic reviews and design & analysis of cluster randomised and stepped wedge trials.

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Evaluation for Development Programmes

In collaboration with other University of London institutions, the Centre contributes to the LIDC Short Course "Evaluation for Development Programmes”.

This week long course will equip international development professionals working in NGOs, government agencies, academia and beyond with valuable skills to evaluate the impact of programmes and projects. During the course participants will work in groups to develop an evaluation protocol for a development project.

The course is run on a full-time basis in November each year.

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Evaluation skills-building workshop

The Centre runs skills-building workshops around the world, organised in partnership with our collaborators, and held in locations where LSHTM staff are based or regularly visit.

In the first instance, the thematic focus is on Conducting Process Evaluations. The Centre has developed a short curriculum that can be adapted to fit local contexts and interests, and it is expected that local researchers will also present their work and facilitate discussion. The workshops can be held over 1- or 2-days.

If you are interested in organising a Process Evaluation workshop (or designing a different skills-building event) please contact:

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Impact evaluation of interventions addressing social determinants of health (SDH)

This online course provides a review of the methods for evaluating the impact of policies or programs that could be health-sector specific, or could originate from other sectors, but with the primary view of improving health.