Members of the CDI team teach on a range of specialised undergraduate degrees, masters programmes and thriving inter-disciplinary doctoral research programmes.

We also provide short courses and training for professionals within the international development sector such as practitioners, NGO managers or government officials.

In addition, our researchers and practitioners maintain innovative learning partnerships with the teaching programmes of universities and research institutions around the world.

We welcome inquires about study, learning and related partnership opportunities at IDS. For further information please contact

Short course events

This five day course, run by the Institute of Development Studies, tackles an emerging problem in development evaluation: how to ensure that we have the right mix of methods to provide relevant and credible impact evidence. In order to do this, we need to achieve a better understanding of the potential contribution of various evaluation designs and methods, and create the space for thinking this through and incorporating it into our practice.

16 January 2017 - 9:00am to 20 January 2017 - 5:00pm

It has become increasingly important to use ‘evidence-based’ criteria to decide what kind of programmes work, how, for whom, in what circumstances and at what cost. Much evidence is quantitative in nature and this course aims to enable participants to understand, critique and make effective use of such evidence.

8 June 2015 - 9:00am to 19 June 2015 - 5:00pm

Beyond Surveys complements the very successful two week Impact Evaluation short course which this year runs from 08-19 June. An individual may participate in both courses if they wish to do so but should be aware that there will be some overlap in materials. The course is introductory and primarily designed for people who have limited knowledge of evaluation adn are beginning to use 'small n' approaches in their work rather than experienced practitioners.

1 June 2015 - 9:00pm to 5 June 2015 - 5:00pm