ILO and J-PAL Executive Education Course, Cairo 2015

Hosted by Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and International Labour Organization

Youth unemployment rates are disproportionately high in many regions of the world, particularly in the Middle East. In view of this challenge, policymakers and practitioners need more evidence on which social programmes work and why, especially for youth labour market programmes. This course is intended to equip academics, evaluators, implementers, and researchers with the skills necessary to produce and consume rigorous impact evaluations. Lecturers include: Bruno Crépon, Adam Osman, Samer Kherfi and Iqbal Dhaliwal.

The ILO and J-PAL Executive Education course is a five-day training on evaluating social programmes which will provide participants with a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic, step-by-step guidance for conducting their own evaluations. The course is offered by the ILO and J-PAL and hosted by the The American University in Cairo from Sunday, October 18 to Thursday, October 22, 2015.

The event is part of the ILO’s Taqeem initiative which is supported by Silatech and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.


Lecture 1: What is Evaluation
Adam Osman

Lecture 2: Measurement
Samer Kherfi

Lecture 3: Why Randomize and different evaluation methods
Adam Osman

Lecture 4: How to Randomize
Bruno Crépon

Lecture 5: Threats and Analysis
Bruno Crépon

Lecture 6: Sampling and Sample Size
Adam Osman

Lecture 7: Project from Start to Finish
Bruno Crépon

Lecture 8: Generalizability
Iqbal Dhaliwal

Lecture 9: Systematic Review on Youth Employment
Jonathan Stöterau and Felix Weidenkaff

Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index
Ramu Bishwakarma

Exercise A: Randomization Mechanics

Exercise B: Power Calculations