Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of Animal Health Interventions

1 Course Overview

Directly after the AITVM-STVM conference on 8 and 9 September 2016, a 1.5 day workshop aimed at life scientists with limited or no knowledge of socio-economics, will provide practical guidance in assessing the socio-economic impact of animal health interventions in developing countries. The primary focus will be on the design and implementation of quantitative impact assessment methods. The course is by no means a substitute for a full course on impact assessment, but it is rather intended to raise interest in project evaluation and to convey key concepts and messages. The Leibniz Universität Hannover and the Freie Universität Berlin jointly organize the course.


2 Course Schedule

Day 1 (8 September, 14:00-18:15 hours)


14:00 – 14.15

Welcome and introduction of participants

P.-H. Clausen/ H. Waibel

14:15 – 14:45

Why epidemiologists need socio-economic impact assessment?

P.-H. Clausen

14:45 – 15:30

Introduction to workshop

H. Waibel/ S. Liebenehm/ A. Weyori

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee break


15:45 – 16:30

Overview of impact assessment in agriculture

H. Waibel

16:30 – 18:00

Impact assessment step by step: Design, Implementation, feedback

S. Liebenehm

18.00 – 18.15

Review of the day and discussion points

H. Waibel/ S. Liebenehm/ A. Weyori


Day 2 (9 September, 09:00-16:45 hours)

09:00 – 10:30

Impact assessment step by step: Case study

A. Weyori

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break


10:45 – 12:15

Overview of impact assessment methodologies

S. Liebenehm

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch break


13:15 – 14:45

Impact assessment: The gold standard methodology

A. Weyori

14:45 – 15:00

Coffee break


15:00 – 16:15

Getting off the gold standard methodology

S. Liebenehm

16:15 – 16:45

Discussion Points, Review; Life after


S. Liebenehm / A. Weyori


3 Course Location

The course will take place at the HU University building on the Hegelplatz, Dorotheenstr. 24, 10117 Berlin, in room 1.204.


4 Registration

The course is open for registered AITVM-STVM 2016 conference participants only, with a maximum of 30 attendees. Pre-registration for this workshop is required.

To register, send an e-mail to with the subject ‘Socio-Economic Impact Assessment Course’, your contact details and proof of registration for the AITVM-STVM 2016 conference, i.e. the invoice which is send upon payment for the conference by the DVG Service GmbH, as an attachment. Participants for the workshop will be accepted on a strictly first come, first served basis.