Diploma in Impact Evaluation of Public Policy and Social Programs
The Diploma in Impact Evaluation of Public Policy and Social programs is a collaboration between the Economics Department of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) and J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC). Launched in 2016, this Diploma seeks to equip students with the necessary tools to design and understand the results of rigorous program evaluation.
The diploma is taught at PUC in Santiago, Chile by J-PAL affiliated professors and PUC faculty. The program consists of three courses: Methods for Impact Evaluation, Evidence in Economic Development, and Implementing a Rigorous Impact Evaluation. Students design an impact evaluation proposal for a program of their choice as a capstone project.