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Patience and persistence are necessary virtues for evaluators as evidence based change usually takes time to deliver.  Read More »
As the long-running debate continues in this year of evaluation, we ask if the time has come to professionalize. Read More »
2015 sees the start of a unique opportunity to transform development finance – let’s commit to learning from the past to realize a better future. Read More »
Tracing learning's contribution to results in a complex world
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Speaking at the World Bank, Ben Ramalingam, author of Aid on the Edge of Chaos  set out a challenge to those working in the humanitarian and development fields: Move away from a narrow focus on what we think is important and take a more wide-angle...Read More »

Value for money has become a much-buzzed about concept in international development in recent years. How can we apply it to evaluation and how would it change the way we do business if we did?

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Is development aid actually benefitting those people it’s designed to help? An evaluation of the Norwegian Development Cooperation Agency contains valuable lessons.

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The world’s leading development economists and evaluators have been engaged in a passionate argument for years on Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) vs. Observational Studies.   For those who want the four minute version of the debate, check out the exchange...Read More »
Who cares about getting results in development?  Everyone! But, how many know how to use evidence to drive and show results?  ...
As the era of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) concludes, the unfinished agenda is being recast and redefined through the more ambitious...

Social Safety Nets and Gender: Learning from Impact Evaluations and World Bank Projects

Social Safety Nets and GenderGender equality is widely accepted as an essential component of effective development, and in the past two decades it has progressively taken center stage in the international development community. This systematic review analyzes the available impact evaluation evidence on the effect of social safety nets on gender-related results such as increasing women’s bargaining power and decision-making, improving education outcomes of boys and girls, and promoting maternal and child health.