World Evaluation Case Competition

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Teams of students are presented with a case about the evaluation of a program or policy. They prepare an analysis of the case and develop recommendations for action. A panel of judges reviews and ranks the teams’ submissions. Award winners are announced.

Registration of student teams opens in August.

Purpose of the case competition

To increase awareness among university students about program evaluation.

Key features of the case competition

  • Students around the world form teams with three to five members
  • The teams learn more about evaluation with support from an evaluation professional who serves as team coach
  • Teams receive an evaluation case and prepare an analysis and recommendations in six to eight hours
  • Submissions are judged by an international panel
  • Award-winning teams are announced
  • All teams receive feedback on their submission.

Benefits of the case competition

  • Allows students to experience the intellectual excitement of evaluation and teamwork
  • Increases student knowledge of program evaluation
  • Exposes students to social programs around the world and the evaluation challenges that they face
  • Increases student awareness of the evaluation organizations in their country
  • Inspires the creation of national evaluation case competitions.

Why compete?

  • Students enjoy working as a team to meet the challenge of quickly producing a report
  • They like competing with other students around the world
  • Students are more likely to appreciate the benefits of evaluation in the course of their career
  • Some participants will subsequently pursue a career in evaluation.
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