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The Value of Evaluation: Tools for Budgeting and Valuing Evaluations

The discussion paper explores 'The Value of Evaluation: Tools for Budgeting and Valuing Evaluations'.


Independent verification of RAP 3 Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLI)

The MEL-led independent verification of RAP3 has been initiated following recommendations from the 2015 DFID Annual Review....


Nepal Rural Access Programme – Reality Check Approach Midline Report 2016

This report presents the main findings of the Midline Reality Check Approach (RCA) study conducted in April 2016, two years...


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

This report presents the findings of a beneficiary feedback process conducted by the MEL. This process set out to capture...


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

This report presents a synthesis of the results from Stage 1 of the evaluation of DFID’s Building Capacity to Use Research...


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

The Performance Management and Verification (PMV) system is the Rural Access Programme’s (RAP) internal M&E system used to...


Review of the RAP-3 Theory of Change

The 2016 review is a critical examination of the RAP3 theory of change conducted in consultation with stakeholders to reflect...

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How can capacity development promote evidence-informed policy making? – BCURE Evaluation Briefing No. 1

This briefing note presents three lessons emerging from a literature review by the BCURE evaluation team on ‘how can...


Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA), Policy Briefing 1

This policy briefing of Itad's evaluation of the Medicines Transparency Allicance gives an overview of the methods, findings,...


Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA) Evaluation, Final Report

The purpose of this evaluation was to assess MeTA’s underlying rationale to provide lessons for future programming of...

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BCURE Literature Review – How can capacity development promote evidence-informed policy making?

This literature review examines how and why different approaches to capacity building for evidence-informed policy making...

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BCURE Literature Review Section 1 – What is ‘building capacity for evidence-informed policy making’?

This section of the BCURE Literature Review discusses the theories and assumptions underpinning the BCURE programme.

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BCURE Literature Review Section 2 – What factors promote and constrain evidence-informed policy making?

There is a large amount of evidence on the barriers to and facilitators of EIPM, synthesised in a number of secondary reviews....

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BCURE Literature Review Section 3 – What is the evidence on how to build capacity for evidence-informed policy making?

This section of the BCURE Literature Review examines primary evidence from studies of interventions aiming to build capacity...


A Value for Money (VfM) Analysis for RAP 3

The Value for Money (VFM) analysis of RAP is one-off review assessing what is driving costs and to ensure that the programme...


Rapid Perception Survey on “Bikash ko Bato” – A joint RAP and MEL report

RAP 3's communication strategy included the “10 RAP Principles – that guide all activities and communications”. It also...