Forecasting and Program Evaluation

Course Number
IMPA 607 001
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Course Description
In this course, students are introduced to key concepts, principles, protocols, and techniques relevant to two separate but related skills: (1) forecasting general social, economic, and civic trends; and, (2) evaluating particular social, economic, and civic programs.  While exploring many other cases, students focus special attention on forecasting general trends, and evaluating particular programs, in relation to the “6 E’s” cases introduced in I-MPA 601: Energy with a focus on India; Elder care with a focus on China; Economic development with a focus on Latin America; Environmental protection with a focus on the United States; Education with a focus on Africa; and Epidemics broadly conceived to include public health pandemics, nuclear proliferation, mass violence, and other threats to human well-being