Relying on essays by scholars and practicioners as well as documentary ﬁlms, the course will seek to familiarize students with the relations of force, logics and interests that aid workers need to grasp to identify their constraints and the means available to increase their room for manœuvre in carrying out their assistance goals. Required reading : David Keen, Complex Emergencies, Polity Press, 2008 ; Magone, Neuman & Weissman (ed.), Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed, Hurst/MSF, 2011 ; Larissa Fast, Aid in Danger, The Perils and Promise of Humanitarianism, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.
mine the policies and interventions that are effective at improving the welfare of the world's poor. In recent years, rigorous impact evaluations are increasingly used to assess whether a development program, policy or intervention works, i.e. causes actual improvements in welfare outcomes. The goal of this course is to provide a detailed understanding of impact evaluations in practice. Many of the topics, such as measuring outcomes and dealing with threats to the validity of an evaluation, are relevant for all methodologies. Students will be provided with tools to determine the strength of current evaluations and critically raise interesting questions, both from a theoretical and practical view. The course will present material through interactive lectures and case studies using examples from completed or ongoing ﬁeld experiments. Required reading : Gertler, P.J., S. Martinez, P, Premand, L.B. Rawlings, C.M.J. Vermeersch. 2011. Impact Evaluation in Practice. World Bank : Washington, D.C. ; Khander, S.R., G.B. Koolwal and H.A. Samad. 2010. Handbook on Impact Evaluation : Quantitative Methods and Practices. World Bank : Washington, D.C.
IMPACT EVALUATION IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Vera CHIODI (Maître de conférences des universités). Prerequisite : Introductory econometrics or statistics. Familiarity with basic statistical concepts and regression analysis is required. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Grades will be calculated as follows : class participation : 25% ; exam : 40% ; research project : 35%. The research project consists of the design of a randomized evaluation of a development intervention. Students will work in small groups. Each group will write a report on the proposed evaluation and present its project in class. Workload : Students are expected to read the required readings before each class and to actively participate in class discussions. Pedagogical method : The lectures are interactive. Theory and key concepts will be presented in lecture format. The readings are mostly case studies which will serve as the basis for class discussions. Course Description : One of the primary challenges in international development is to deter-
IMPLEMENTING THE PARIS AGREEMENT : IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Vivian DEPOUES (Doctorant), Henri LANDES (Enseignant et chercheur à Forccast), Benoît LEGUET (Directeur Général). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Presentation (groups of 2-3 students) 30% ; Ten-page paper 50% ; Participation and simulation exercise 20%. Workload : 30 minutes of reading or viewing per week. Pedagogical method : This course has been labelled as a “PSIA pedagogically innovative course” : Concrete application of the COP 21 negotiations ; Development of strong team work and peers management skills in an international context ; 1555