2013 Summer Programs Review

John Deutsch International would like to extend a warm thank you to the outstanding participants of our 2013 Summer Programs.

The Program on Investment Appraisal and Risk Analysis (PIAR) which ran from June 24 to July 19, welcomed 23 individuals from various governments, banks, and development agencies, including: Bank of Industry-Nigeria, Volta River Authority-Ghana, Ministry of Social Development-Chile, African Development Bank, National Treasury-Kenya, Geothermal Development Company Limited-Kenya, National Health Insurance Authority-Ghana, Government of Turkey, World Vision Canada, Infrastructure Bank-Nigeria, as well as Graduate Students from Queen’s and the University of Toronto.

In parallel to PIAR, the Program on Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CBA) ran from July 1 to July 26, and was delivered to 17 officials and their in country counterparts from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), stationed in areas such as Niger, Egypt, Indonesia, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, as well as the Program Office in Washington DC, USA.

A number of guest lecturers joined the participants for special seminars. Hanna Zowall, a Health Economist from McGill spoke to the PIAR group on Cost Effectiveness Analysis in the Health Sector. The CBA program had William Ward and Juan Belt, Senior Economic Advisors at USAID, lecture on Cost Benefit Analysis of Global Climate Change and Environmental Issues and the Integration of Cost-Benefit Analysis with USAID Programming, respectively. Both groups had the privilege of listening to seminars by Dr. Arnold Harberger, distinguished professor of economics from UCLA.

Outside the classroom, participants enjoyed a number of recreational activities including the 1000 Islands luncheon cruise, the Canada Day BBQ at the home of Dr. Glenn Jenkins, football games and a Niagara Falls trip.

With excellent program evaluation results, participants of both PIAR and CBA said that they would definitely recommend the program to their colleagues.

The continued success of these programs is largely attributed to the tireless efforts of our alumni. We encourage everyone to stay in touch, in particular with the implementation of our “Training of Trainers” stream for the 2014 session. More details to follow.

Thank you again for making the 2013 PIAR and CBA so memorable. Best of luck from John Deutsch International.

Click here to see the 2013 PIAR alumni
Click here to see the 2013 CBA alumni