Online International Conference on “Programme Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment” (21 – 22 October 2021)


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Creating social impact is one of the common goals for academia and NGO practitioners. Scholars, researchers and NGO practitioners engage themselves in different research and projects so as to address the needs of society. Programme evaluation and social impact assessment are crucial processes in visualising the effectiveness and social implications of the project.

In light of this, it is our great pleasure to share that with the funding support from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the CUHK-Nankai Joint Research Centre of Social Policy and the Department of Social Work of the Chinese University of Hong Kong will co-organise an online International Conference on ‘Programme Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment’ on 21-22 October 2021, aiming to provide scholars from all over the world and local NGO practitioners with a platform to share and promote their research and experience in programme evaluation and social impact assessment.

During the two-day conference, we will have keynote presentations, plenary sessions and parallel sessions covering a wide range of topics. Three keynote speakers will share their valuable experiences about how to conduct programme evaluation of challenging social policies or intervention projects successfully, which include evaluating a regional reform of social services in Italy, assessing the role of social assistance programmes in ending absolute poverty in Mainland China, and presenting the evaluation results of capacity building on programme evaluation for local NGO practitioners. Moreover, in plenary sessions, scholars from different countries and regions would also present the evaluation findings of various influential projects, including preventing homelessness for Australian youth, the Justice Advocacy Service for people with cognitive impairment, providing barrier-free stair climber services for old residential buildings in Hong Kong.

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Prior registration is required and could be made online via here. The event link and rundown will be sent to participants by email in due course.

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