Sustainable development: A review of monitoring initiatives in agriculture

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

(from DFID website) A new report has just been released on the Review of the Evidence on Indicators, Metrics and Monitoring Systems. Led by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) under the auspices of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystem (WLE), the review examined monitoring initiatives related to the ...

A Bibliography on Evaluability Assessment

Monday, November 19th, 2012

This Bibliography was generated in November 2012 by Rick Davies, as part of the process of developing a "Synthesis of literature on evaluability assessments" contracted by the DFID Evaluation Department There are currently 133 items in this bibliography, listed by year of publication, starting with the oldest first. They include books, ...

DRAFT DFID Evaluation Policy – Learning What Works to Improve Lives

Monday, November 5th, 2012

RD Comment: The policy document is a draft for consultation at this stage. The document will be revised to accommodate comments received. The aim is to have a finished product by the end of this calendar year. People who are interested to comment should do so directly to Liz Ramage ...

Review of the use of ‘Theory of Change’ in International Development

Friday, August 31st, 2012

By Isabel Vogel. Funded by DFID, 2012 Review of the use of ‘Theory of Change’ in international development (full report) Review of the use of ‘Theory of Change’ in international development (summary) Appendix 3: Examples of Theories of Change 1. Executive Summary ‘Theory of change’ is an outcomes-based approach which applies critical thinking ...

UK centre of excellence for evaluation of international development

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Prior Information Notice DFID is planning to establish a Centre of Excellence to assist with our commitment to use high quality evaluation to maximise the impact UK funded international development. DFID would like to consult with a wide range of research networks and experts in the field, and invite ideas and ...

DFID How To Note: Reviewing and Scoring Projects Introduction

Monday, July 16th, 2012

November 2011. Available as pdf. " Introduction This guidance is to help DFID staff, project partners and other stakeholders use the scoring system and complete the latest templates when undertaking an Annual Review (AR) or Project Completion Review (PCR - but formerly known as Project Completion Report)) for projects due for ...

Models of Causality and Causal Inference

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

by BarbaraBefani. An annex to BROADENING THE RANGE OF DESIGNS AND METHODS FOR IMPACT EVALUATIONS. Report of a study commissioned by the Department for International Development, APRIL 2012 ,  by Elliot Stern (Team Leader), Nicoletta Stame, John Mayne, Kim Forss, Rick Davies, Barbara Befani Introduction The notion of causality has given rise ...

DFID’s Approach to Impact Evaluation – Part I

Monday, July 9th, 2012

[from Development Impact: News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation.  Click here https://blogs.worldbank.org/impactevaluations/node/838 to view full story. As part of a new series looking how institutions are approaching impact evaluation, DI virtually sat down with Nick York, Head of Evaluation and Gail Marzetti, Deputy Head, Research ...

MPs report on Department for International Development Financial Management

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

The Commons Public Accounts Committee publishes its 52nd report of Session 2010-12, on the basis of evidence from the Department for International Development (DfID). Report: DfID Financial Management "The Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the Committee of Public Accounts, said: "The amount DfID spends on aid will rise by 35% by ...

Monitoring Policy Dialogue: Lessons From A Pilot Study

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

By Sadie Watson And Juliet Pierce. September 2008. DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Evaluation Report WP27 Executive Summary In 2007, a tool and process was developed for improving the recording and impact of policy dialogue initiatives across DFID. It was based on an adaptation of current project cycle management (PCM) requirements for programme ...