Following the workshop, faculty were eager to continue learning how to apply these methodologies- such as randomized control trials, differences-in-differences, and regression discontinuity design-- within their own fields of study. A follow-up training is scheduled to delve deeper into the practical applications of impact evaluation and data analysis. Additionally, faculty intend to create an impact evaluation working group at the University of Dodoma that will meet regularly to institutionalize these methodologies within the University and foster sustained research.
This training was supported through EASST’s Catalyst Grant Program, through which EASST visiting fellow alumni are encouraged to build institutional capacity for impact evaluation upon returning to their home institutions. To date, the 15 EASST fellows have trained over 700 students, faculty, and researchers on impact evaluation.