Introduction to policy evaluation

Open to
Government analysts
Training category
Evaluation
Type of training
Online
Length
One day or half day
Organiser
Civil Service Learning
Provider
Civil Service Learning
Location
Online

Description

This course will provide learners with the skills they need to act as an intelligent customer for evaluation.

As part of the Civil Service Learning Framework, the Cross-Government Evaluation Group, Office for National Statistics and Government Analysis Function have collaborated to source two training solutions for analysts and policy or delivery professionals:

  • Introduction to policy evaluation for analysts (one day)
  • Introduction to policy evaluation for policy and delivery officials (half day)

Learning outcomes

It should provide an understanding of:

  • the role of monitoring and evaluation in the context of government policy making, business case development, resource and budget planning and spending reviews
  • the use of a theory of change or logic models in programme development and evaluation planning
  • developing evaluation questions
  • the role of monitoring
  • the main evaluation approaches, e.g. impact, process and value-for-money evaluation
  • the importance of the counterfactual
  • the difference between experimental, quasi-experimental and theory-based impact evaluation methods, and when it is appropriate to use each
  • how to assess good quality in evaluation design and delivery
  • where to get more information including an overview of the Magenta Book and its annexes

How to book

This training can be booked for 16 learners by contacting Civil Service Learning at Support@CivilServiceLearning.uk.

A single person needs to book the course but they can then allocate spaces to learners. The learners can come from one or more department but must have a ‘gov.uk’ email address.

Ask to book one of the following:

  • Introduction to policy evaluation for analysts (one day)
  • Introduction to policy evaluation for policy and delivery officials (half day)

Contact

If you have any questions, please email Support@CivilServiceLearning.uk.