Innovative Methods of Impact Evaluation and Evidence Synthesis for Development Interventions

Open Meeting on 25 January 2018, London

The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) is a new DFID supported initiative to develop and test innovative approaches to impact evaluation and evidence synthesis in low-income countries. The Centre will address gaps in the evidence base, especially in under-served areas; support the allocation of development resources; and contribute to the design of development programmes, based on evidence of what works, where, for whom and at what cost.

CEDIL is holding a meeting on 25 January 2018 at Friends House, Euston Road, London, for presentation and discussion of inception papers. The discussions will include:

Designing and implementing successful impact evaluations

  • Stakeholder engagement for improved use of research findings by programme managers, policy makers and practitioners
  • Making systematic reviews timelier
  • Using new and innovative data and measures in impact evaluations
  • Using real-time data for programme improvement
  • Employing structural modelling techniques to address the key issues of using and extrapolating the results of policy evaluations
  • Techniques for ensuring generalisability and transferability of evaluation findings
  • Utilising methods from other disciplines to conduct better evaluations
  • Employing qualitative methods to complement quantitative impact evaluations 
  • Using causal chain analysis to strengthen evidence synthesis 

A detailed agenda will be made available shortly. Please forward this invitation who you think may be interested in attending. If you would like to find out more about the work of CEDIL, sign-up to our mailing list here.


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