Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Quasi-Experimental Designs

Author / Copyright Holder: Patricia Rogers
This is the first guidance note in a four-part series of notes related to impact evaluation developed by InterAction with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation. This first guidance note, Introduction to Impact Evaluation, provides an overview of impact evaluation, explaining how impact evaluation differs from – and complements – other types of evaluation, why impact evaluation should be done, when and by whom....
Author / Copyright Holder: Governance and Social Development Resource Centre
This report examines the extent to which RCTs have been used successfully to measure empowerment and accountability processes and programmes. Field experiments present immense opportunities, but the report cautions that they are more suited to measuring short-term results with short causal chains and less suitable for complex interventions....
Author / Copyright Holder: U.K. Department for International Development
This report covers a study commissioned by DFID entitled 'Broadening the Range of Designs and Methods for Impact Evaluations.' Up to now most investment in IE has gone into a narrow range of mainly experimental and statistical methods and designs that according to the study's Terms of Reference, DFID has found are only applicable to a small proportion of their current programme portfolio....
Author / Copyright Holder: Claire Mcloughlin and Oliver Walton
This guide introduces some of the core debates and considerations for development practitioners involved in designing and managing M&E activities. It introduces key tools and approaches, provides case studies of applying different methodological approaches, and presents lessons learned from international experience of M&E in a range of developing country contexts....
Author / Copyright Holder: Marie M. Gaarder
This presentation by Marie M. Gaarder introduces the types of, and possible issues with, experimental as well as quasi-experimental designs in impact assessments. Includes information on key issues with randomization, matching, and internal and external validity. ...