Free Online Course: Global Health and Disability

Leaving no one behind: disability, health and wellbeing in global development

A 3 week (maximum 4 hours per week) free online course from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Course starts 26th February 2018

For more details, to check out the trailer or to register your free place on the course, click here.

Why join the course:   

Around 15% of the world’s population, or 1 billion people, live with some form of disability, with numbers continuing to rise over the coming decades.

People with disabilities are often overlooked in national and international development, and can face widespread barriers in accessing services, including health and rehabilitation services, even though simple initiatives are available to enable access. Our three week course aims to raise awareness about the importance of health and well-being of people with disabilities in the context of the global development agenda: Leaving no one behind.

What topics will you cover?

  • The magnitude of disability and relevance of disability to the global development agenda
  • Defining disability and how it can be understood and measured
  • The challenges to health and wellbeing amongst people with disabilities and why people with disabilities might have poorer health
  • Why people with disabilities may have difficulty in accessing health services
  • Links among longer term health conditions and disability
  • How to improve access to health care and rehabilitation for people with disabilities
  • Community based inclusive development for improving access to health and rehabilitation for people with disabilities

For more details, to check out the trailer or to register your free place on the course, click here

Maestría en Desarrollo Humano (Master’s Program in Human Development)

La Maestría en Desarrollo Humano es un trayecto de Posgrado a distancia, en modalidad virtual, de un mínimo de dos años de duración. Está dirigida a graduados universitarios interesados en conocer y aplicar el enfoque de Desarrollo Humano. A través de un conjunto de doce asignaturas, dos seminarios presenciales y una tesis, los/las estudiantes adquieren una base conceptual que permite la reflexión, investigación y producción de conocimientos acerca de los problemas del desarrollo y del bienestar desde la perspectiva del Desarrollo Humano; y adquieren competencias para el desarrollo de instrumentos de análisis, la planificación, la gestión y la evaluación de acciones de política pública desde la perspectiva de Desarrollo Humano.

Master in Cooperation and Development – University of Pavia and the School of Advanced Studies IUSS


The call for applications for the 21th edition of the Master C&D is open! Deadline for applications: 30th June 2017. Download the Call for Applications. 

The school selects every year 30 students of different nationalities graduated in any major. A number of dedicated scholarships for students coming from developing countries is guaranteed.

GOALS The Master Program in Cooperation and Development-C&D aims at training professionals in the field of international cooperation through a highly qualified academic and professional training. Students have the possibility of studying in a multidisciplinary and multiethnic environment inside one of the oldest University systems in Europe. Students are prepared to work in institutions like Non-Governmental Organizations, International Organizations, Governmental Bureaus, Research Centers, other Public or Private Institutions.

PROGRAM The Master C&D is a Second level Master Course (Corso di Master di Secondo Livello) according to the Italian Law, namely a Post-Graduate Program fully taught in English. The program lasts 15 months and provides more than 500 hours of teaching delivered by academicians, international professionals and experts. The whole program delivers 75 credits, according to the ECTS – European Credit Transfer System.

2016 Summer Institute on Program Evaluation – Budapest, Hungary

Using Logic Models to Evaluate Social Programs:
Before, During, and After Program Operations

July 18–22, 2016
Budapest, Hungary

To register for the course, please go here.

Application Deadline
Applications are accepted until 23:59 on April 15, 2016. Students who register before March 15, 2016 benefit from a reduced fee. See more information below.

Logic models have emerged as a major tool for improving public and private social programs at every stage of their operations, from initial program planning to implementation and management and through evaluation. As a result, worldwide, they are used increasingly by all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, funding agencies, and researchers. The ability to develop and assess logic models is now a much sought-after skill for social welfare professionals.

Central European University is pleased to announce that, in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, it will offer a public policy course entitled “Using Logic Models to Evaluate Social Programs: Before, During, and After Program Operations” as part of its 2016 Summer Institute on Program Evaluation. Lectures will be led by Professor Douglas J. Besharov of the University of Maryland together with a team of internationally renowned experts in the field of program evaluation and performance measurement.

Course Summary
This course provides an introduction to the use of logic models in program planning, implementation, performance management, and program evaluation. Students will learn how to develop a logic model for a real-world program, including how to identify logic model elements for scientifically rigorous process and impact evaluations, and for practical performance measurement systems. Pragmatic applications are emphasized throughout. (Class will be in English.)

Course Topics

  • Logic models, with a focus on effectiveness as well as operational efficiency. An overview of the uses and elements of logic models, measuring outcomes and impacts (as well as activities and outputs), causal attribution and the counterfactual, and a taxonomy of key data elements (that is, the dependent and independent variables that help identify causation).
  • Process evaluations. How to design, conduct, and assess types of process evaluations (including descriptive studies, implementation evaluations, and continuous monitoring); using logic models as a template for doing so; and the practical, political, and normative obstacles to conducting of process evaluations.
  • Randomized control trials and other evaluation methodologies. An overview of  the ethical issues often posed when planning an RCT, the potential research questions concerning program impact that can be addressed, and a hands-on discussion, including presentation of the design, analytic methods, and results of a just completed, large scale RCT of a conditional cash transfer experiment in Zambia. Also, a discussion of other methods of identifying the counterfactual (including comparisons-to-self/intertemporal comparisons, comparison groups, econometric evaluations, and instrumental variable designs).
  • Performance measurement. How to design and evaluate performance measures, including the different types of performance measures; options for data collection, the validity and reliability of various measures; simple ways to identify the counterfactual for outcome and impact measures; and the practical, political, and normative obstacles to implementing performance measurement systems.

Distinguished Faculty

  • Douglas Call, University of Maryland
  • Neil Gilbert, University of California, Berkeley
  • David Myers, President & CEO, American Institutes for Research
  • Anu Rangarajan, Vice President and Managing Director, International Research Division, Mathematica Policy Research
  • David Seidenfeld, Director of International Research and Evaluation, American Institutes for Research

Course Schedule
The course will meet daily (tentatively 9:00-15:00)  July 18July 22, 2016 at Central European University’s campus in downtown Budapest

Course Credit
Students can take the course for one ECTS credit and a Certificate of Completion from Central European University, or a Certificate of Completion from the University of Maryland, or both.

Target Audience
The course is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying international development, public policy, and social policy. Government and non-profit practitioners are also eligible.

Social/Cultural Opportunities
During the summer session, CEU offers a number of social/cultural opportunities for students. For more information, click here.

Course Cost 

  • The base fee for the course is 910 USD. (“Early bird” students who enroll prior to March 15, 2016 benefit from a reduced tuition fee of 800 USD.)
  • A reduced fee of 480 USD is available for those who are employed by a small non-profit organization (annual turnover below 200,000 USD) or by the government of a developing country. (“Early bird” students who enroll prior to March 15, 2016 benefit from a reduced fee of 375 USD.)

Additional Information
For further information regarding course format, the application, or other course logistics please visit the CEU website at

For any specific questions regarding the course please contact: Michael Goodhart at

M.S. in Globalization and Development Communication at Temple University

Temple University’s School of Media and Communication (SMC) is accepting applications for Fall 2016 for the Globalization and Development Communication (GDC) master's program.  For scholarship consideration, applications must be complete by February 15.  GDC is a one-year Master of Science program involving 30 hours of coursework on communication theory and research methods focused on the history, goals and practices of development communication.  While the GDC program includes training in research skills and theory, it emphasizes effective action and involves a practicum capstone experience.  It tailors academic training to the needs of practitioners, policy makers and project managers working in the development sector.  For more information, please contact Caitlin Gamble at  Learn more.

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