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The ILR School of Cornell University, a leading school for applied social sciences in USA & Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM) a Public Policy Research and Advocacy Initiative in India, jointly presents a workshop intended to build capacity in understanding the process and methods of Program Evaluation and evidence based policy making.

This Sixteen-day workshop will draw on the academic expertise of Cornell University and large research network of GRAAM to provide participants with practical guidance for understanding Public Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation.


Need for PA & PE:

Program evaluations are increasingly being used for diverse purposes: strategic learning, transparency and accountability, program design and policy formulation.  As the demand for rigorous Policy analysis rises, it is important to build the capacity of government policymakers, policy think tanks, policy professionals, Researchers, Development practitioner’s & Civil Society leaders. Program Evaluation has emerged in recent years as a powerful instrument for enhancing policy effectiveness.


  • This training workshop aims at enabling Professionals to build a culture of evidence based policy making.
  • To reflect upon the importance of including rigorous evidence in the policy decision-making process.
  • To learn about different methods & techniques of Program evaluation.

Who Should Attend:

The Program is designed for capacity building of people in Government, Academia, Think-tanks, Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) personnel and other Development Professionals.

Participants from our previous program who have benefited  include those from the NGO  sector, Management Consultants, Researchers persuing their M.Phil., PhD & Post-doctoral Studies in Development Studies, Public Policy, Law, Management and the Social sciences. Participants should possess a basic understanding of Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods.