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CDI conference proceedings: Improving the use of M&E processes and findings

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

"On the 20th and 21st of March 2014 CDI organized her annual 'M&E on the cutting edge' conference on the topic: 'Improving the Use of M&E Processes and Findings’. This conference is part of our series of yearly ‘M&E on the cutting edge’ events. The conference was held on the 20th ...

Gender, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning – 9 new articles in pdfs

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

...in Gender & Development Volume 22, Issue 2, July 2014   Gender, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning "In this issue of G&D, we examine the topic of Gender, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) from a gender equality and women's rights perspective, and hope to prove that a good MEL system is an activist's ...

Review of evaluation approaches and methods for interventions related to violence against women and girls (VAWG)

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

[From the R4D website] Available as pdf Raab, M.; Stuppert, W. Review of evaluation approaches and methods for interventions related to violence against women and girls (VAWG). (2014) 123 pp. Summary: The purpose of this review is to generate a robust understanding of the strengths, weaknesses and appropriateness of evaluation approaches and methods ...

Incorporating people’s values in development: weighting alternatives

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Laura Rodriguez Takeuchi, ODI Project Note 04, June 2014. Available as pdf "Key messages: In the measurement of multidimensional well-being, weights aim to capture the relative importance of each componentto a person’s overall  well-being. The choice of weights needsto be explicit and could be used to incorporate people’sperspectives into a final metric. Stated ...

Composite measures of local disaster impact – Lessons from Typhoon Yolanda, Philippines

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

by Aldo Benini, Patrice Chataigner, 2014. Available as pdf Purpose:"When disaster strikes, determining affected areas and populations with the greatest unmet  needs is a key objective of rapid assessments. This note is concerned with the logic and scope for improvement in a particular tool, the so-called "prioritization matrix", that has increasingly ...

How Shortcuts Cut Us Short: Cognitive Traps in Philanthropic Decision Making

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Beer, Tanya, and Julia Coffman. 2014. “How Shortcuts Cut Us Short: Cognitive Traps in Philanthropic Decision Making”. Centre for Evaluation Innovation. Available as pdf Found courtesy of "people-centered development" blog (michaela raab) Introduction: "Anyone who tracks the popular business literature has come across at least one article or book, if not ...

Running Randomized Evaluations: A Practical Guide

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Glennerster, Rachel, and Kudzai Takavarasha. Running Randomized Evaluations: A Practical Guide. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013. Overview This book provides a comprehensive yet accessible guide to running randomized impact evaluations of social programs. Drawing on the experience of researchers at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, which has run hundreds of ...

Working with messy data sets? Two useful and free tools

Friday, April 25th, 2014

I have just come across two useful apps (aka software packages (aka tools)) for when you are working with someone else's data sets and/or data sets from multiple sources and times. Or,  just your own data that was in a less than perfect state when you last left it :-) OpenRefine: ...

“Quality evidence for policymaking. I’ll believe it when I see the replication”

Monday, April 14th, 2014

3ie Replication Paper 1, by Annette N Brown, Drew B Cameron, Benjamin DK Wood, March 2014. Available as pdf "1. Introduction:  Every so often, a well-publicised replication study comes along that, for a brief period, catalyses serious discussion about the importance of replication for social science research, particularly in economics. The ...

DEMOCRACY, GOVERNANCE AND RANDOMISED MEDIA ASSISTANCE

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

BY DEVRA C. MOEHLER, BBC Media Action RESEARCH REPORT // ISSUE 03 // MARCH 2014 // GOVERNANCE. Available as pdf Foreword by BBC Media Action "This report summarises how experimental design has been used to assess the effectiveness of governance interventions and to understand the effects of the media on political opinion ...