International Workshop on Impact Evaluation of Population, Health and Nutrition Programs   KENYATTA UNIVERSITY                                                                                         

August 14–25, 2023


The eleven member institutions of GEMNet-Health are:

  • Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia
  • Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH),Ethiopia
  •  Centre Africain d’Etudes Supérieures en Gestion(CESAG), Senegal
  • Data for Impact (D4I) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Institut National De Santé Publique De Cote D’Ivoire
  •  Instituo Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP), México
  • Instituo Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP), México
  • Kenyatta University, School of Public Health
  • Mahidol University’s Institute for Population and Social Research (IPSR), Thailand
  • Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), India
  • University of Ghana (UG), Ghana, School of Public Health
  • University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa

Kenyatta University School of Public Health will serve as the host for this workshop.

Kenyatta University School of Public Health

Kenyatta University is a fully-fledged university with a vision to become a dynamic, inclusive and competitive center of excellence in teaching, learning, research, and service to humanity. The university provides quality education and training, promotes scholarship, service, innovation, and creativity while inculcating moral values for sustainable individual and societal development. The university aspires to be responsive to societal needs and recognizes the need for intensive and extensive research and training to address local, regional, and global issues. Kenyatta University School of Health Sciences (KUSHS), with twenty departments was formed to train high-level manpower in health sciences, strengthen the delivery of training of innovative and creative health sciences professionals and researchers, and improve community engagement. The KUSHS offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including BSc. in Health Records and Information Management, MSc. in Health Information Management, and PhD in health informatics. For more details about the university and academic programs, visit the University website at, and for more details about KUSHS, visit

Workshop Objectives

The workshop will provide intensive training in the concepts of program evaluation and in the designs and techniques for evaluating program impact. The main workshop objectives are:

  • To understand the basic concepts of program impact evaluation
  •  To define the impact evaluation questions and to examine the main issues to consider for answering those questions in a valid way
  • o review the main evaluation designs and estimation methods used for evaluating program impact
  • To develop criteria for choosing the appropriate estimation strategy given different scenarios of program characteristics and data availability
  • To interpret results appropriately and to examine the programmatic implications of results
  • To gain practical experience applying the estimation strategies and quantitative tools

Workshop content

This hands-on training will cover the following areas:



  •  Difference between impact evaluation and other types of evaluation
  •  Answering the impact evaluation question
  •  Evaluation designs, and key issues to consider: confounding, selectivity, externalities, contamination, and others
  •  Introduction to economic evaluation
  •  Experimental designs
  •  Selectivity and endogeneity problems: causes, consequences, and solutions
  •  Instrumental variables methods
  •  Difference-in-differences
  •  Matching
  •  Regression discontinuity analysis
  •  Qualitative approaches
  •  Preparing an impact evaluation proposal

Sessions will also cover methods for estimating heterogeneous program effects and examining the causal chain. The workshop consists of lectures, stata practical sessions, case studies, and group work. Participants will form groups to prepare a proposal for evaluating the impact of a real program. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cases of programs they are evaluating in their countries.


The course is designed for mid-level health professionals involved in the implementation and evaluation of population, health, and nutrition programs. Computer literacy, experience with household survey data, and intermediate statistical knowledge (including knowledge of regressionanalysis) is essential. Applicants should be proficient in English

Workshop Cost

The workshop tuition fee (which includes workshop materials, snack breaks and lunch on days when workshop is in session) is USD 2,800.00. The tuition fee does not include accommodation. The workshop venue will be at Kenyatta University School of Public Health campus.

Several accommodation options are available ranging from: USD 832 (at the University’s lodge near workshop venue for 13 nights) and $2,860 (hotel near campus).

Prospective applicants are advised to seek funding from their home organizations or from national or international agencies. Applicants who have requested funding should indicate it in their application and submit their complete application forms to the Secretariat before the deadline. When funding is confirmed, the applicant should inform the Secretariat via email at


The course will be taught by experts from the Global Evaluation and Monitoring Network for Health (GEMNet-Health), including the Kenyatta University, University of North Carolina– D4I in Chapel Hill, University of Ghana, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and other experts from government and non-governmental agencies working in M&E.

Application Procedures and Deadlines

Workshop Information and Application Forms can be obtained at: Persons who wish to take part in the workshop should send completed application forms and other application documents to the Secretariat at:


Phone Contact: +233 547101830 by Friday June 30, 2023