EventWorkshop7th June, 2016 to 8th June, 2016AustraliaPaid
Governments at all levels face competing demands for their scarce resources. Although spending decisions can validly be made on political grounds alone, rigorous cost-benefit analysis of policies and programs can help ensure that Ministers are better informed of the relative social merits of different proposals. Despite common misconceptions, economics -- and cost-benefit analysis in particular -- incorporates environmental, social and financial considerations. It therefore addresses the costs and benefits to society as a whole, rather than just narrower financial aspects. Because there is no ‘cookbook’ or specific recipe for undertaking cost-benefit analysis, an understanding of its conceptual basis is essential for public servants who commission studies by their staff or from commercial consultants. This two-day executive workshop reviews the key concepts of cost-benefit analysis, as well as the various ‘tips and traps’ involved in conducting a study.
EventCourse5th September, 2016 to 9th September, 2016ItalyPaid
This School offers an intensive learning experience focused on the ex-ante appraisal (Cost Benefit Analysis) of Major Projects asking for co-financing under the European Structural and Investment Funds in the programming period 2014-2020.
EventCourse18th September, 2017 to 23rd September, 2017ItalyPaid
The 7th edition of the Milan Summer School on Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects will be held on September 18-23, 2017, offering an intensive learning experience focused on the ex-ante appraisal (Cost Benefit Analysis) of Major Projects asking for co-financing under the European Structural and Investment Funds in the programming period 2014-2020.
International Program for Development Evaluation Training 2016: Building Skills to Evaluate Development InterventionsEventCourse6th June, 2016 to 1st July, 2016CanadaPaid
The International Program for Development Evaluation Training is an executive training program that features a two-week Core Course, followed by two weeks of 26 in-depth workshops, taught by a dynamic group of renowned international faculty drawn from organizations around the world. The program is highly responsive to the changing international environment, addressing the requirements of new development policies and delivery mechanisms that favor local ownership, increased national accountability, and partnership. Similarly, the curriculum is designed to reflect the international shift in focus from project evaluation to more complex program-, policy-, country-, and even global-level evaluation.
This paper has been developed as part of the evaluation of the Australian Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2000-2004 (the Strategy). The Strategy was intended to help families and communities build strength and capacity to solve problems, build on their assets and develop opportunities for the future, with a particular focus on those at risk of social, economic and geographic isolation.