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  1. Broadening the range of designs and methods for impact evaluations

    Resource
    Overview
    2012

    The working paper, written by Elliot Stern, Nicoletta Stame, John Mayne, Kim Forss, Rick Davies, Barbara Befani for the UK Department for International Development (DFID)describes how Theory based, Case-based and Participatory options can be used in impact evaluations. These designs show promise to reinforce existing IE practice, including Experimental and Statistical designs, when dealing with complex programmes.

  2. Realist impact evaluation: an introduction

    Resource
    Guide
    2014

    Realist impact evaluation is an approach to impact evaluation that emphasises the importance of context for programme outcomes. This introduction will help evaluators and commissioners of evaluations to decide whether a realist approach is appropriate for evaluating the impact of a particular policy or programme.

  3. Impact evaluation: challenges to address

    Blog
    23rd January, 2015

    In 2015, we’re presenting "12 months of BetterEvaluation" - with blog posts focusing each month on a different issue.  This is the first in a series on impact evaluation, our focus for January. 

    In development, government and philanthropy, there is increasing recognition of the potential value of impact evaluation. There is dedicated funding available and specific initiatives to develop capacity for both commissioning and conducting impact evaluation, including supporting use of the findings.     

  4. SRA: Advanced evaluation: New thinking and choices in impact evaluation

    Event
    Course
    7th June, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Paid

    For government and its agencies, the European Commission, the Lottery, and charitable Trusts, evaluation of impact has become a cornerstone in understanding the accountability and effectiveness of programmes and initiatives. In an environment where resources for such activity are often scarce, those tasked with designing and managing evaluations, find themselves confronted with confusing choices about ‘the right’ approaches and techniques. This course helps to demystify impact evaluation and help those commissioning and conducting evaluation make effective choices.

  5. Summer School Programme: Result-based M&E and Outcome and Impact Evaluation

    Event
    Course
    7th September, 2015 to 18th September, 2015
    Italy
    Paid

    As part of the 10th Annual Edition of the joint Bologna Centre for International Development / Department of Economics Summer School Programme on Monitoring and Evaluation, the programme's focus for the September 2015 modules is on Result-based Monitoring and Evaluation (first module) and Outcome and Impact Evaluation (second module). 

  6. 3D Impact Analysis: A New Tool to Approach Impact Evaluations

    Resource
    Overview
    2015

    In this seminar, Rob D. van den Berg proposes an approach to ‘3D impact analysis’ which starts from the recognition that demand for impact evidence is wide ranging and should be analysed structurally before it can be met by evaluations. This will become more important with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals that ask for a more holistic and integrated perspective of development.

  7. First Western Balkan Evaluators Conference

    Event
    Conference
    28th October, 2015 to 29th October, 2015
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Paid

    Public sector and Impact Evaluation in Western Balkan Call for papers We invite the submission for the conference. Topics can extend from: State of the art in evaluation in the Region and perspectives; Presentation of accomplished evaluation studies; Methodological challenges in evaluation, evaluation standards and evaluation ethics; Evaluation system and broader challenges of evaluation in EU context, and in donors' context. Operation of evaluation communities in the region – challenges, exchange of experiences. Cooperation of evaluators in the region – Experiences after 2 years of operation. Authors may submit their contribution as: Classical paper (abstract, or full) Poster (3-5 pages of presentation, graphically or textually) Discussion (1-2 pages of discussion – for the round table) Contributions need to be sent by 19. June 2015 to info@sdeval.si.

  8. Straws-in-the-wind, Hoops and Smoking Guns: What can Process Tracing Offer to Impact Evaluation?

    Resource
    Overview
    2015

    This discussion paper, written by Melanie Punton and Katharina Welle, looks at the potential use of Process Tracing in an impact evaluation context. It examines the methodological and theoretical foundations of process tracing and examines two examples of its application in international development interventions.

  9. Impact Evaluation of Population, Health and Nutrition Programs

    Event
    Workshop
    20th July, 2015 to 31st July, 2015
    India
    Paid

    USAID’s MEASURE Evaluation Project is pleased to announce the international workshop on “Impact Evaluation of Population, Health and Nutrition Programs,” for English speaking professionals. The workshop is sponsored by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in New Delhi, India and MEASURE Evaluation, in collaboration with GEMNet-Health. The two-week course will be held July 20 – 31, 2015 in New Delhi, India.   Taught in English, the course is designed for mid-level health and population researchers, administrators, program managers, and other professionals involved in the implementation and evaluation of population, health and nutrition programs.  The course provides intensive, hands-on training in impact evaluation with an emphasis on statistical methods for professionals currently involved in related activities.

  10. Gender injustice and inequality: what helps in assessing impact?

    Blog
    20th November, 2015

    This week, EvalPartners will be launching EvalGender+, the global partnership for equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluations. The launch is part of the Global Evaluation Week in Kathmandu to celebrate the International Year of Evaluation.

    Gillian Fletcher's blog and new resource on Addressing Gender in Impact Evaluation is, thus, particularly timely. A lot has been written about gender impact but what is important to consider?

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