PEP researchers share experimental research expertise

January 29-February 2, 2024 | Nairobi, Kenya

Two PEP researchers provided training on experimental impact evaluations for staff from Kenyan universities.

Two PEP researchers in Kenya shared their knowledge and experience of using experimental research methods with staff from six Kenyan universities and research institutions as part of a “Research Methods and Grant Proposal Writing Workshop”.

The five-day event aimed to equip the participants with knowledge and skills on impact evaluation research methods and grant proposal writing.

Dr Laura Barasa and Dr Phyllis Machio led three sessions. These focused on ensuring the success of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs), implementing impact evaluations, and identifying threats to experimental research studies.

They also offered support during the design clinics where groups of participants used the ideas from the training sessions to develop a proposal for an RCT.

Dr Barasa and Dr Machio said the workshop was a success, with the groups developing interesting, fundable ideas.

Held in Nairobi, the workshop was organised by Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in partnership with PEP. PEP’s Senior Program Officer, Peter Nderitu, introduced PEP following the official opening of the workshop.

Phyllis presenting at IPA-PEP workshop
Dr Phyllis Machio presents an impact evaluation looking at the effect of gender-sensitive training on women's labour market outcomes.



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