Research Fellows TRAINING Program

An important objective of MEASURE-BiH is to build social science research and program evaluation capacity in BiH to conduct high quality, independent evaluations and other studies. Development projects will not last forever in BiH. The skills to evaluate development interventions lend themselves to be easily transferred into skills to evaluate the impact of public policy, proposed legislation, and organic solutions to the challenges facing the country.

MEASURE-BiH’s unique social science research and program evaluation capacity building approach includes:

  • Developing a comprehensive Research Fellows Program in social science and program evaluation for independent local researchers, including both targeted training courses and learning-by-doing capacity building; and
  • Providing demand-driven M&E capacity building of BiH government / public institutions.
Our capacity building tasks will foster a culture of data-driven, results-oriented decision making in BiH.

MEASURE-BiH established Research Fellows Program in early 2015, in which almost 40 local researchers in the fields of economics, law, public policy, health, and psychology are currently participating. Many local government institutions have also sent their representatives to our program to strengthen their institutional capacity in M&E and program evaluation. These institutions include High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council BIH, Ministry of Finance BiH, Agency for Employment FBiH, Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo and the Chamber of Commerce of Canton Sarajevo.

Partnering with The Evaluators’ Institute (TEI) of the Claremont Graduate University, MEASURE-BiH offers a series of training courses in M&E and social science research to our Research Fellows. Twenty-four training courses have been organized so far:




1 M&E – Frameworks and Fundamentals Ann Doucette
2 Econometrics for Program Evaluation Jeffrey Smith
3 Quantitative Research Methods for Program Evaluation Ye Zhang and Nermin Oruc
4 Experimental and Non-Experimental Design Jake Benus
5 Introduction to Stata for Evaluation Nermin Oruc
6 Applied Measurement for Evaluation Ann Doucette
7 Survey Methodology and Sampling Design Jolene Smyth
8 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Justin Booth
9 Cost Analysis, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Benefit-Cost Analysis Clive Belfield
10 Program Evaluation with STATA Ye Zhang
11 Making Data Actionable Ann Doucette
12 Outcome/Impact Evaluation Approaches Ann Doucette
13 Applied Statistics for Evaluation Emily Tanner-Smith
14 Case Studies in Evaluation Delwyn Goodrick
15 Qualitative Evaluation Methods Delwyn Goodrick
16 Policy Analysis, Implementation, and Evaluation Doreen Cavanugh
17 Effective Writing & Reporting Ann Doucette
18 Panel Data Modelling in STATA
Ye Zhang
19 Developing a Program Theory of Change
Ann Doucette
20 Complexity and Systems Thinking
Ann Doucette
21 Applied Regression Analysis for Evaluators
Gary T. Henry
22 Using Non-Experimental Designs for Impact Evaluation
Gary T. Henry
23 Sampling: Basic Methods for Probability and Non-Probability Samples
Gary T. Henry
24 Needs Assessment
Ryan Watkins
In addition to training courses, through our learning-by-doing capacity building we involve Research Fellows in MEASURE-BiH M&E tasks, including evaluations, assessments, surveys, and other studies.