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Indonesia - Impact Evaluation Analytics

LFS302B | 6 Credits

Program overview

This course is led by Sean Holowaychuk and Chris Bennett, Faculty of Land and Food Systems  

  • Course dates: April 29 – May 31, 2024  
  • Travel dates:  April 29 – May 31, 2024  
  • Format: In-person   
  • Location(s): Bogor, Indonesia 
  • Approximate fee: $1400 - $1900 (Go Global Fee, tuition and flights are not included) 
  • Funding available (click through to learn more about each award):  

Application deadline extended to January 30, 2024

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About the course                                                                                                               

LFS302B is designed to introduce students to the principles and applications of project Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (MEL) and impact analysis in a post-COVID world. Students will travel to Indonesia to learn the IEAnalytics Methodology in order to assess the efficacy and impact attributed to small-scale development projects in rural settings. The 2024 version of LFS302B presents an opportunity for students interested in a career in international development to come to terms with the challenges of gathering information, analyzing data, and doing field-work post-pandemic – and beyond. Students will learn how to use the resources at their disposal to do research and interpret information from stakeholders in order to accurately appraise development project interventions. 
The world of international development faces many challenges, one of which is the failure of assistance interventions (aid projects and programmes). Students will develop a practical understanding of the logical processes by which projects are designed and implemented, including the need for external evaluation, ex post project delivery in order to assess the efficacy, outcomes, impacts, and sustainability of these interventions. Lack of project success, more often than not, is a result of inadequate impact evaluation strategies. Students will learn skills to develop strong monitoring, evaluation, & learning plans in order to overcome these deficiencies. 
Students will be provided with analytical tools that will increase their value as employment candidates for national and international donor agencies, consultancy companies, as well as non-government organizations (NGOs) operating in the development field. 

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Program eligibility  
General Global Seminar requirements

To participate in a Global Seminar, students must: 

  • Be in good-standing in their faculty (as defined by home faculty) 
  • In the year leading up to the Global Seminar, have full-time student status (as defined by home faculty)  
  • Have completed 2nd year requirements before the start of the program (i.e., eligible for 3rd or 4th year standing)  
  • Have at least a 70% academic average in your last full-time academic session before applying  
  • Maintain a 70% academic average leading up to the program  
  • Meet any program specific requirements listed below including pre-requisites before participating 
Program-specific requirements
  • This is an interdisciplinary program: All are welcome! 

Final selection will be done by the lead faculty program directors. Spots in the program may be limited. 

  • Students who wish to participate in the summer after graduating may be eligible on a case-by-case basis. 
Experience and conditions in the Field

LFS302B will run for the month of May in Bogor, Indonesia. Students are expected to be available for field-visits and classroom time, Monday-Friday for each of the 5 weeks. Weekends are free time, but near the end of the month students will need to set aside extra time to complete their reports and presentations.    


Student dorms at IPB Bogor.

Program fees and costs
Approximate program fees: $1400 - $1900

*The final fee depends on the number of students in the program. All Global Seminars only run if there is a minimum number of students enrolled.  

  • Accommodation  
  • Program- related travel in-country; (e.g. buses)  
  • Excursions and entrance fees  
  • Breakfast most days, some other group meals
  • Drivers and translator fees
  • On-site guest lectures, etc.
Not Included:  
  • Go Global Fee
  • Flights  
  • UBC tuition for credits  
  • Visa/country entrance fees  
  • Health or travel insurance  
  • Most meals 
  • Personal spending money*  

Some examples of personal costs included: mobile communication, personal transportation that is not related to the learning outcomes of the program, additional meals that are not already identified as part of the Program Fee, immunizations, Visas, etc. 

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