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.