The IZA/DFID Program on Gender, Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries is sponsoring a conference on “Labor Markets in South Asia” on December 5-6, 2019.This will be followed by a two-day “IZA/DFID Short Course on Program Evaluation” on December 7-8. The course is designed for postgraduate students, faculty members, and early career researchers in government and non-governmental organizations who would like to develop their skills in program evaluation using the latest econometric methods. The course will consist of four half-day sessions and will cover the following topics: Design and analysis of randomized controlled trials; propensity score matching methods; difference-in-difference estimators; regression discontinuity designs. The focus will be on application of these methods to the evaluation of labor market related programs, including skills training programs. Moreover, participants will be given the opportunity to present their own research in a poster session.
Applications should be uploaded via the online application form by September 15, 2019. The Program Committee will aim to communicate its decisions to the authors by October 15, 2019. The schedule of the program is available here.