Centre for Development Impact Update – Summer 2016
The Centre for Development Impact (CDI) has been very active over the last six months, publishing several CDI Practice Papers, holding (and attending) seminars and events, and furthering ways to broaden the way we evaluate impact.
We’ve published six CDI Practice Papers, adding to our substantial archive:
- Qualitative Comparative Analysis: A Valuable Approach to Add to
the Evaluator’s ‘Toolbox’? Lessons from Recent Applications
- Using Participatory Statistics to Examine the Impact of Interventions to Eradicate Slavery: Lessons from the Field
- Bridging the Gap: Synthesising Evidence from Secondary Quantitative and Primary Qualitative Data
- Balancing Inclusiveness, Rigour and Feasibility: Insights from Participatory Impact Evaluations in Ghana and Vietnam
- Building Evaluability Assessments into Institutional Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Frameworks
- Reflections from a Realist Evaluation in Progress: Scaling Ladders and Stitching Theory
As well as holding a seminar to discuss each of our Practice Papers, further seminars were held on a range of topics:
- Measuring the impact of development funds – the case of the Global Innovation Fund
- How do slavery eradication experts know how many live in modern slavery?
- Bridging the gap: synthesising evidence on child poverty using secondary quantitative and primary qualitative data
- Evaluating complex change across projects and contexts: Methodological lessons from a macro-evaluation of DFID’s social accountability portfolio
- Reflections from a realist evaluation in progress: Scaling ladders and stitching theory
- Missing girls: Mixed methods evaluation
- Causal frameworks for assessing the impact of development programmes
- Balancing inclusiveness, rigour and feasibility to enhance the value of impact evaluation
- Assessing the Impact of Agricultural Innovations: Lessons and Challenges from the CGIAR
Aside from seminars and Practice Papers and Seminars, we’ve been busy blogging, with other publications, events, and research.
- Qualitative comparative analysis – an addition to the evaluator’s toolbox?
- Making impact evaluation more effective by thinking beyond rigour
- ‘Your story’ versus ‘my story’: finding truth in disagreement
- Four Reasons to Bring Evaluability Assessments In-House
- Three reflections on Evaluation Ethics from 3ie’s Evidence Week
- Annotated Bibliography – Evaluating Impact Investing
- Assessing the Policy Impact of ‘Indicators’: A Process-Tracing Study of the Hunger And Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI)
Research and Practice:
- Evaluation of Swedfund’s poverty impact
Over the coming months, we’re looking forward to continuing our research, innovation and learning in the evaluation of impact – if you’re interested in receiving updates about our work straight to your inbox, sign up to our quarterly newsletter on CDImpact.org.#CDI #CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT IMPACT #EVALUATION OF IMPACT #IMPACT #IMPACT EVALUATION #PRACTICE PAPER