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  1. Impact Evaluation Series

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    Guide
    2015

    An impact evaluation provides information about the impacts produced by an intervention. In development, government and philanthropy, there is increasing recognition of the potential value of impact evaluation and specific support to develop capacity for both commissioning and conducting impact evaluation, including the use of its findings. 

    In partnership with the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), the RMIT University-based BetterEvaluation team worked with evaluation experts to develop a series of 13 methodological briefs on impact evaluation methods. The briefs were written by (in alphabetical order): E. Jane Davidson, Thomas de Hoop, Delwyn Goodrick, Irene Guijt, Bronwen McDonald, Greet Peersman, Patricia Rogers, Shagun Sabarwal, Howard White.

  2. UNICEF Webinar: Overview of Impact Evaluation

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    Overview
    2015

     We often talk about the importance of knowing the impact of our work, but how is impact measured in practice? What are the ten basic things about impact evaluation that a UNICEF officer should know?

  3. UNICEF Webinar: Overview of Data Collection and Analysis Methods in Impact Evaluation

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    Overview
    2015

    What is the value of using mixed methods in impact evaluation? What methods and designs are appropriate for answering descriptive, causal and evaluative questions?

  4. UNICEF Webinar: Theory of Change

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    2015

    What is a Theory of Change? How is it different from a logframe? Why is it such an important part of an impact evaluation?

    The third impact evaluation webinar in this series focused on Theory of Change and took place on Wednesday 15th of April and Thursday 16th of April (repeat session). This webinar series is organized by the Office of Research – Innocenti and presented by evaluation experts from RMIT University, BetterEvaluationand 3ie throughout 2015.

  5. UNICEF Webinar: Randomized Controlled Trials

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    2015

    What are the key features of an RCT? Are RCTs really the gold standard? What ethical and practical issues do I need to consider before deciding to do an RCT?

    The fifth webinar in this series is presented by international evaluation expert and former Executive Director of 3ie, Dr Howard White.

  6. UNICEF Webinar 6: Comparative Case Studies

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    2015

    What does a non-experimental evaluation look like? How can we evaluate interventions implemented across multiple contexts, where constructing a control group is not feasible?

    Webinar 6 on comparative case studies was presented by Dr. Delwyn Goodrick, with a Q&A session between the presenter and audience at the end.  It took place on Thursday, 27th of August, with a repeat session on Monday, 31st of August.

  7. UNICEF Webinar: Quasi-experimental design and methods

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    2015

    What is the main difference between quasi-experiments and RCTs? How can I measure impact when establishing a control group is not an option?

    In the second last webinar of the series, Dr. Howard White of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), covers the basics of quasi-experiments.

  8. From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Overview
    2016

    This book presents a detailed overview of the impact evaluations of cash transfer programmes, carried out by the Transfer Project and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)'s From Protection to Production project. There is a focus on the role of programme evaluation in the process of developing policies and implementing programmes.