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Laying the foundations for measuring resilience

September 2016

Dave Wilson and Gil Yaron

This BRACED Working Paper provides insights and lessons learnt from designing and implementing the early stages of a quantitative impact evaluation for the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters …

Reality Check Approach (RCA) Midline Report 2016

August 2016

Dr. Dee Jupp

This report presents the main findings of the Midline Reality Check Approach (RCA) study conducted in April 2016, two years after the baseline study was conducted in 2014. The RCA is the main qualitative element of the mixed methods approach to impact assessment, which also includes a quantitative …

Independent verification of RAP 3 Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLI)

August 2016

Vishal Gadhavi, Navin Subedi and Jagat Shrestha

The MEL-led independent verification of RAP3 has been initiated following recommendations from the 2015 DFID Annual Review. Funding of the contract between DFID and the implementing organisation for RAP3 is almost fully based on payment by results (PbR). Payments are based on disbursement linked …

Direct Beneficiaries’ Feedback Report: Listening to the voices of RAP participants

July 2016

Vishal Gadhavi with Square One Research and Training (Sumanta Neupane, Indu Raj Joshi and Nirjal Pokharel)

This report presents the findings of a beneficiary feedback process conducted by the MEL. This process set out to capture feedback directly from RAP beneficiaries employed in the Road Building Groups (RBGs) and Road Maintenance Groups (RMGs) only. The process enabled beneficiaries to provide their …

Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) Evaluation: Stage 1 Synthesis Report

June 2016

Isabel Vogel and Melanie Punton

This report presents a synthesis of the results from Stage 1 of the evaluation of DFID’s Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) programme. The synthesis report explores findings about how and why capacity building for evidence use works and does not work, for whom, to what extent, in …

Independent Review of the Rural Access Programme’s Performance Management and Verification (M&E) System

May 2016

Donna Loveridge and Vishal Gadhavi

The Performance Management and Verification (PMV) system is the Rural Access Programme’s (RAP) internal M&E system used to collect, aggregate and report data related to completed activities from the district to the central level. It is used to report results to DFID as well as drive …

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