Understanding Global   
Development Challenges

3rd Edition of International School for Advanced Training

In partnership with




The Italian Centre for International Development (ICID) - created by CEIS of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, the Department of Social Sciences and Economics of Sapienza University of Rome, and the Department of Economics of Roma Tre University - under the MoU and in partnership with the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) is organizing the:


3rd Edition of International School for Advanced Training

“Impact Evaluation of Development Policies: Concepts, Methods, Applications”

June 21st - July 2nd 2021


The School is designed to serve the needs of government and non-governmental organization officials, private professionals and practitioners, researchers and doctoral students with an interest in development and public policy evaluation. The objective is to provide participants with the skills and competencies for impact evaluations of development policies and programs. This will be achieved through a focus on both a “hands-on” approach to the discussion of specific examples of policies and programs, and also on the most recent analytical techniques.


The School focuses on three pillars:

    Identification of the policy framework (e.g. policy maker’s objectives, program beneficiaries, contextual factors).

    Identification of the key instruments for assessing the policy’s impact. How to select the most suitable tool in light of the specific context and how to apply it.
    The practice of the policy’s impact evaluation. How to carry out the evaluation exercise, useful data sources and data collection, software and main statistical packages. This will be mainly achieved in the hands on sessions in the afternoon.

The School will be held from 21st June to 2nd July 2021 in the form of an on-line course. The morning sessions will provide an introduction to the topics, with practical applications to specific case studies in the field. The afternoon sessions will be devoted to technical, hands on sessions. The course will include students’ assignments under supervision and tutorship.  

Scientific Committee

Gero Carletto (World Bank), Pierluigi Montalbano (Sapienza University), Silvia Nenci (Roma Tre University), Carlo Pietrobelli (Roma Tre University), Furio Camillo Rosati (Tor Vergata University), Federica Saliola (World Bank), Luca Salvatici (Roma Tre University), Sara Savastano (IFAD) and Máximo Torero (FAO).

Organisation Offices: Segreteria CEIS

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities are offered by United Nations Development Agencies based in Rome. Specifically, selections for the Research and Impact Assessment Division (RIA) will be made at the end of the training activities.

Registration and Fees

The regular fee amounts to 1500€ for the entire course. The fee includes a temporary license of STATA16 for all participants. Reduced fees apply for Master/PhD students (500€) and University Staff (800€). To this aim, participants must apply and provide proof of their full-time student status or university membership for the current academic year.

Important Dates

Applications should be made using the application form by 28th May 2021. Notification of acceptance will be provided to applicants by 1st June 2021.

About Us

The Italian Center for International Development (ICID)

The Italian Center for International Development (ICID), hosted by CEIS University of Rome Tor Vergata, is an entity that involves Centers and Departments of four Italy based public universities:

The Centre’s mission is to promote a better understanding of development challenges in an increasingly globalized world, through an inter-disciplinary approach.

ICID’s design and composition provide it with a unique capacity for state-of-the-art research addressing the many interconnected development issues facing today’s globalized world.


Download our brochure to find more information about ICID. 

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