CECAN will be hosting a variety of events, workshops, courses and seminars to which we welcome external participants from Government, academic and public sectors.

If you would like to book on to any of our events please contact us early to avoid disappointment.

CECAN Syllabus CPD Workshop: Evaluation Fundamentals - Choosing Appropriate Methods and Assessing Overall Quality of Evaluations

 

CECAN Syllabus

Evaluation Fundamentals - Choosing Appropriate Methods and Assessing Overall Quality of Evaluations

Monday 19th November 2018, 09:30 - 17:30 (registration 09:00)

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

 

Course Details:

The course introduces participants to the fundamental aspects of the evaluation processes that precede and follow data collection, analysis, and report drafting; and that are relevant when drafting Invitations to Tender (ITT) or Terms of Reference (ToR), when evaluating proposals, and assessing the quality of intermediate and final evaluation products / reports.

Evaluation Quality:

CECAN Webinar: The Pluralistic Evaluation Framework for Policy Evaluation

 

CECAN Webinar

 

CECAN Webinar  - The Pluralistic Evaluation Framework for Policy Evaluation

20th November 13:00 - 14:00 GMT

Presenter: Richard Gunton

You are warmly invited to join us for the following CECAN Webinar...

 

Webinar Overview:

In a democratic system, how can we show that a policy has improved a complex situation in a way that represents good use of public funds? “Improve” and “good” are very general words, calling for pluralistic evaluation. That is, to do justice to the complexity of a situation, evaluations should account for (a) the different kinds of systems that a policy may impact simultaneously, (b) the values of different stakeholders, and (c) the different ways in which any stakeholder may value changes to a situation. A comprehensive evaluation ought to account for the wide range of interests that may be held by diverse stakeholders concerning the multiple components of a situation of interest.

CECAN Syllabus CPD Workshop: Agent-Based Modelling for Policy Analysis

 

CECAN Syllabus

Agent-Based Modelling for Policy Analysis

Wednesday 16th January 2019, 09:30 - 17:30 (registration 09:00)

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

 

Course Details:

This course is part of the CECAN Module for policy analysts and evaluators. The syllabus was developed to enhance skills nationally and internationally in the evaluation of complex policy and programmes.

Agent-based modelling is a computational simulation method for understanding complex systems. An agent-based model is a computer model simulating the interrelationships and interactions of components of a system over time. These models are particularly good at modelling the heterogeneity and interaction of a population, tackling emergence and feedback loops and dealing with non-linear relationships. The course will cover aspects of model purpose and design, the use of data for model calibration and validation, and consider how to interpret and communicate modelling results in the social sciences and policy research. Attendees will also get a chance to build a simple model themselves.

 

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