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Introduction to Appraisal and Evaluation with Professor Stuart McIntyre

June 15, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - June 29, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

Effective evaluation and appraisal are crucial elements of the project and programme development lifecycle and should form part of the development and planning of an intervention from the start. They help to inform how scarce public resources should be invested; assist in measuring the anticipated impacts and returns; and support the responsible and transparent management of these resources.

This course provides an accessible introduction into economic appraisal and evaluation, helping participants to understand key concepts, as well as recognising good practice and pitfalls.

The course assumes no formal training in economics but would ideally suit people working – or with some experience – in economic development or an economic policy environment.

This course supports those involved in the development of HM Treasury Green Book compliant Business Cases (“five case model”) for City and Regional Deals. During the session we will touch on some of the recent criticisms of the Green Book methodology, including how it interacts with issues such as the levelling-up agenda and grand challenges such as Climate Change. We’ll discuss some alternative approaches and where adjustments can be made.

Also suitable for those operating at a more strategic level where best value and financial accountability is key.

This online CPD course will take place on MSTeams over the following dates:

Thursday 15th June, 13:00-15:00

Thursday 22nd June, 13:00-15:00

Thursday 29th June, 13:00-15:00

Book here.


Members £250 + VAT

Non-member £350 + VAT


About the course tutor

Stuart is a Professor in Economics at the University of Strathclyde, and Associate Dean (Impact) at the Strathclyde Business School. He’s also a Research Associate at the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence, and a Lead Editor of the ESRC funded Economics Observatory which bridges the gap between academic research, government policy and the general public. An experienced teacher and commentator, his main research areas are regional economics and applied economics, with a particular focus on economic policy and policy evaluation.


June 15, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
June 29, 2023 @ 3:00 pm