Check the results are consistent with causal contribution

One of the tasks involved in understanding causes is to check whether the observed results are consistent with a cause-effect relationship between the intervention and the observed impacts.

Some of the methods for this task involve an analysis of existing data and some involve additional data collection. It is often appropriate to use several methods in a single evaluation. Most impact evaluations should include some methods that address this task.


Gathering additional data



  • These approaches combine some of the above options together with ruling out possible alternative explanations.

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