James P Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University in collaboration with UNICEF organized a short course on Evaluation of Development Programme (EDP) from March 23 to 30, 2013. The course was tailored for development practitioners of Bangladesh. National and international faculties and experts from JPGSPH, icddr,b, UNICEF and BRAC facilitated the course. Total 32 participants from six organizations, including GoB, BRAC and icddr,b took part in the course.
The objective of the course was to provide a comprehensive analytical framework and practical learning experience for those involved in commissioning, managing or conducting evaluations of public policies or social sector programmes. Anchored in a development framework, the programme examines the purposes of different types of evaluations, as well as its design, methodologies and management. Through a combination of case studies, practical exercises and presentations, the course has equiped participants with tools, perspectives, frameworks and managerial skills needed to strengthen evaluation capacities, engage stakeholders, and enhance the utility of evaluation for public decision making. Prof. Timothy G. Evans, Dean of JPGSPH gave away certificates to the participants after the completion of the course.