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CGD Master Class: Measuring the Impacts of Early Childhood Development Interventions

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 5:00pm


About the course:

Governments and donors are increasingly focused on the use of evidence in evaluating human development programs and setting policy priorities.  This master class will provide early career researchers with cutting-edge methodological tools for experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation of early childhood development interventions.  The course is intended for current PhD students and recent graduates whose doctoral work is focused on early childhood development, education, development economics, or public policy.

Topics covered in the course:

  • Measurement of early childhood development outcomes
  • Design and analysis randomized experiments
  • Quasi-experimental impact evaluation of ECD interventions
  • Communicating and publishing your research findings


Pamela Jakiela (CGD), Owen Ozier (World Bank), Elizabeth Prado (UC Davis)


The master class is open to PhD students and recent PhDs (who completed their doctorates in 2012 or later).  Preference will be given to candidates from low- and middle-income countries and those enrolled in PhD programs in those countries.  Applicants will be asked to provide a current CV, a writing sample, and contact information for a dissertation advisor.  

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Pamela Jakiela
Senior Fellow