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Equipping a new generation of impact analysts

The Queen’s Economics Department has recently launched an exciting new course series for Certified Professional Impact Analysts (CPIA). It is no longer enough to implement a project; organizations are increasingly required to provide evidence of impact.  

“The CPIA program stems from a partnership between Queen’s Economics Department and Limestone Analytics to stimulate on-going learning about the effectiveness of resources used to promote economic development," says Huw Lloyd-Ellis, Queen's Economics Department Professor and Department Head. "The need for evidence-based economic analysis has increased as governments, public institutions, NGOs and international donors seek to improve the scientific rigor with which development projects are designed, monitored and evaluated."

This program fills the demand for professionals who are able to carefully and rigorously evaluate projects and show accountability to donors and other stakeholders. Whether you are involved in identifying, design, financing, implementing, monitoring, or evaluating social interventions, public policies, or international development projects, you can benefit from becoming a CPIA.

There are currently three courses in the series. Participants that complete all three are eligible for CPIA designation from Queen’s University.

Social Impact & Project Identification
Learn how to identify, define and value sources of impact.
May 14 – 18, 2018 (Applications due May 4, 2018)
May 13 – 17, 2019

Results-Based Financing
Learn about project finance and how to enter the world of results-based financing and impact investing.
August 13 – 17, 2018
June 17 – 21, 2019

Collecting Data & Building Evidence
Learn how to rigorously collect evidence and analyze data.
August 12 – 16, 2019

More information about the program and applications can be found on the website cpia.queensu.ca