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 cdi@cdimpact.org.

Short course events

Many development programmes have overlapping activities that are regularly adapted to changes in the context and result from collaboration with multiple partners. Traditional impact evaluation methods that measure differences in baseline and endline outcomes are not well suited to deal with this complexity. Contribution Analysis has emerged as a structured approach that is better able to address these real-world challenges. It consists of a step-wise, iterative process of refining Theory of Change and nested impact pathways. Subsequently, Mixed method research designs are used to verify the most critical and contested assumptions.
13 January 2020 - 9:00am to 17 January 2020 - 5:00pm
Many development programmes have overlapping activities that are regularly adapted to changes in the context and result from collaboration with multiple partners. Traditional impact evaluation methods that measure differences in baseline and endline outcomes are not well suited to deal with this complexity. Contribution Analysis has emerged as a structured approach that is better able to address these real-world challenges. It consists of a step-wise, iterative process of refining Theory of Change and nested impact pathways. Subsequently, Mixed method research designs are used to verify the most critical and contested assumptions.
16 September 2019 - 9:00am to 20 September 2019 - 5:00pm
Gain the skills and knowledge to more effectively design impact evaluations using a contribution analysis framing.
7 January 2019 - 9:00am to 11 January 2019 - 5:00pm