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Impact Evaluation Analytics: LFS International Field Studies - Indonesia

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About the program

Coursework:  LFS 302B (6 credits) Impact Evaluation Analytics: International Field-Study Course to Bogor, Indonesia

For five weeks, from early May and into June, 2018, undergraduate students from the University of British Columbia will participate in an experiential learning exercise on project monitoring & evaluation (M&E) in international development called Impact Evaluation Analytics. The six credit course takes place in the rural communities surrounding the Agricultural Institute of Bogor (Institut Pertanian Bogor – IPB), in West Java, Indonesia.

This course is designed to introduce students to the principles and applications of development project M&E. The world of international development faces many challenges, one of which is the failure of assistance interventions (aid projects and programs). 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, 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 plans in order to overcome these deficiencies.

Students are 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.

For five weeks students immerse themselves in the local communities surrounding IPB and apply the Impact Evaluation Analytics methodology to local development projects in order to add value to existing IPB assistance interventions. After their field research is complete, teams present their findings, conclusions, and recommendations to community leaders, IPB professionals and key stakeholders in an effort to improve the likelihood of success of future project interventions.

Instructor Bios: Chris Bennett, Sean Holowaychuk

General timeline

Program dates: April 30 - June 1, 2018

Week 1: (Half week) - Instruction, work planning, and orientation to Indonesia, Bogor, and IPB.

Week 2: Village/project visitation, team formation, guiding research question development, monitoring & evaluation framework construction, the beginnings of some field-work.

Week 3: Field work in villages applying Impact Evaluation Analytics to assess an actual development project .

Week 4: Field work in villages applying Impact Evaluation Analytics to assess an actual development project , presentation construction, report writing.

Week 5: Presentation completion; group presentations to all project stakeholders: beneficiaries, implementer, IPB professionals; continue detailed report write-ups.

Please see this syllabus for more detailed information.


This program is suitable for students in second year and above in the Faculty of Land & Food Systems and/or in the following majors:

  • Food, Nutrition and Health
  • Global Resource Systems
  • Human Geography
  • International Relations
  • Forestry
  • Economics

Prior to taking part in this program, students should have completed coursework in these disciplines, and should also have a record of strong academic performance.

Please contact if you are interested in the program but do not belong to the above programs.

Program fees

The program fee is $1,500 - $1,800 (approximately). The final fee depends on the number of students in the program. Students do not pay the Go Global fee when applying to a Global Seminar. The Go Global fee is built into the Program Fee and is payable upon acceptance to the program.

All qualifying students will receive a $1,000 Go Global Award. The Award is provided after all Program Fees are received by Go Global      .

Program Fee Includes
Program Fee Does Not Include

*In country dormitory accommodations

Breakfast in the dormitory

Program related travel (public transportation, group train tickets, etc.)

Entrance fees to program related activities (museums, site locations, etc)

On-site guest lecturers


Some group meals

Go Global Fee




Indonesian Visa for 60 days

*Dormitory style. Air conditioning is not guaranteed. 

*UBC Tuition - Not included. Part of your costs

This amount will differ for domestic and international students. This amount will be assigned to you on the Student Service Centre (SSC) according to normal UBC tuition timelines. Read about tuition fees.

This amount is not determined or applied by Go Global.

All students participating in a Global Seminar will have tuition applied to their SSC account.

*Flights - Not Included. Part of your costs

Travel to Jakarta is a separate cost. You are responsible for arranging your own travel. You should not book your flight until you are notified to book. All Global Seminars only run if there is a minimum number of students enrolled.

*Incidentals - Not Included. Part of your costs

Some examples include: personal 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.

Please contact a Global Seminar Advisor if you have questions about the program fee. Connecting early with an Enrolment Service Professional (ESP) will also be helpful in order to plan for your trip.

Global Seminars refund policy

Refund on deposits

Students are eligible for a refund of their deposit minus the administrative fee ($415) if they withdraw from the program within 30 days of paying the deposit; this provides time to fill vacated spots so the cost to other students does not increase. After 30 days, the deposit is non-refundable. Exceptions may be determined at the discretion of Go Global. Any funds allocated to students through the ARA program must be returned in their entirety.

Refund on program fees

Students who withdraw from a Global Seminar after having paid the remaining program fee are not eligible for a refund of their deposit or the program fee. Exceptions may be determined at the discretion of Go Global. Any funds allocated to students through the ARA program must be returned in their entirety.

Students who decide to withdraw their application must submit a request in writing by email to the Global Seminar Advisor at


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