Archive for the ‘Journal article’ Category

Multiple Pathways to Policy Impact: Testing an Uptake Theory with QCA

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

by Barbara Befani, IDS Centre for Development Impact, PRACTICE PAPER. Number 05 October 2013. Available as pdf Abstract: Policy impact is a complex process influenced by multiple factors. An intermediate step in this process is policy uptake, or the adoption of measures by policymakers that reflect research findings and recommendations. The ...

Real Time Monitoring for the Most Vulnerable

Monday, April 29th, 2013

. . (via IDS) Greeley, M., Lucas, H. and Chai, J. IDS Bulletin 44.2 Editor Greeley, M. Lucas, H. and Chai, J. Publisher IDS Purchase a print copy here. View abstracts online and subscribe to the IDS Bulletin. Growth in the use of real time digital information for monitoring has been rapid in developing countries across all ...

Special Issue on Systematic Reviews – J. of Development Effectiveness

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Volume 4, Issue 3, 2012 Why do we care about evidence synthesis? An introduction to the special issue on systematic reviews Howard White & Hugh Waddington pages 351-358 Download full text How to do a good systematic review of effects in international development: a tool kit Hugh Waddington, Howard White, Birte Snilstveit, Jorge Garcia ...

A move to more systematic and transparent approaches in qualitative evidence synthesis

Friday, August 31st, 2012

An update on a review of published papers. By Karin Hannes and Kirsten Macaitis  Qualitative Research 2012 12: 402 originally published online 11 May 2012 Abstract In 2007, the journal Qualitative Research published a review on qualitative evidence syntheses conducted between 1988 and 2004. It reported on the lack of explicit detail regarding ...

New Directions for Evaluation: Promoting Valuation in the Public Interest: Informing Policies for Judging Value in Evaluation

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Spring 2012, Volume 2012, Issue 133, Pages 1–129 Buy here Editor's Notes - George Julnes Editor's notes (pages 1–2) Abstract PDF(22K) Research Articles Managing valuation (pages 3–15)  George JulnesAbstract PDF(77K) References > The logic of valuing (pages 17–28)  Michael Scriven Abstract  PDF(63K) References The evaluator's role in valuing: Who and with whom (pages 29–41)Marvin C. Alkin, Anne ...

“Six Years of Lessons Learned in Monitoring and Evaluating Online Discussion Forums”

Monday, February 27th, 2012

by Megan Avila, Kavitha Nallathambi, Catherine Richey, Lisa Mwaikambo- in Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL), Vol 3, No 4 (2011) ....which looks at how to evaluate virtual discussion forums held on the IBP (Implementing Best Practices in Reproductive Health) Knowledge Gateway – a platform for global health practitioners to ...

What shapes research impact on policy?

Monday, February 13th, 2012

...Understanding research uptake in sexual and reproductive health policy processes in resource poor contexts Andy Sumner, Jo Crichton, Sally Theobald, Eliya Zulu and Justin Parkhurst. Health Research Policy and Systems 2011, 9(Suppl 1):S3 Published: 16 June 2011 Abstract "Assessing the impact that research evidence has on policy is complex. It involves consideration ...