Realist evaluation in Health Policy & Systems Research 2022


27-29 Sep 2022


Offline – Rs.21,000

Online – Rs.12,000

For International Participants – 350$


Prashanth NS

Prashanth NS

Faculty and DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance Intermediate Fellow, Institute of Public Health Bengaluru

Pragati Hebbar

Pragati Hebbar

Faculty and DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance Early Career Fellow, Institute of Public Health Bengaluru

What is Realist evaluation?

Realist evaluation is an essential evaluation method to study programs and policies in health. The starting point of a realist evaluation is the fact that programs and policies work for some and not for others and hence the technique allows to explain how and why programs and policies work, especially in complex health system settings.

Topics covered in this Workshop :

Through this hands-on workshop, the concepts of theory-driven inquiry and particularly realist evaluation will be explained. The workshop will help participants understand and design a study based on realist evaluation using practical examples.Realist evaluation is an essential evaluation method that is ideal to study programmes
and policies in health.

  • HPSR conceptual foundations
  • Self-check on ontology and epistemology
  • Refine your research question, identify elements of complexity in question/setting
    and peer-review
  • Identify typology and possible HPSR methods that may be useful for the question
  • Paper discussion illustrating method-neutrality & diversity of tools
  • Group discussion on how to analyze data in RE.
  • Guest lectures by Prof. Bruno Marchal and Dr. Sara Van Belle Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp and Dr. Ferdinand Mukumbang University of Washington

Who can attend?

Are you thinking of using realist evaluation (RE) in your work? You have heard of realist evaluation but are unsure if it will work for you in your research or evaluation project? Or are you generally curious about health policy and programme evaluation and would like to learn about realist evaluation?
Then this 3 day workshop on realist evaluation is the most appropriate starting point for you to understand this approach.