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  • “Oops! Did I just ruin this impact evaluation?” Top 5 of mistakes and how the new Impact Evaluation Toolkit can help. | News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation.

    “Oops! Did I just ruin this impact evaluation?” Top 5 of mistakes and how the new Impact Evaluation Toolkit can help. | News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation

    “Oops! Did I just ruin this impact evaluation?” Top 5 of mistakes and how the new Impact Evaluation Toolkit can help. | News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation.

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  • The Development Impact Evaluation Initiative is a World Bank-wide program to generate knowledge on the effectiveness of development policies. Working across 18 thematic areas, DIME collaborates with 300 agencies in 72 countries to improve the effectiveness of policies and programs and strengthen country capacity for real-time evidence-based policy-making. via Development Impact Evaluation Initiative.

    Development Impact Evaluation Initiative (DIME)

    The Development Impact Evaluation Initiative is a World Bank-wide program to generate knowledge on the effectiveness of development policies. Working across 18 thematic areas, DIME collaborates with 300 agencies in 72 countries to improve the effectiveness of policies and programs and strengthen country capacity for real-time evidence-based policy-making. via Development Impact Evaluation Initiative.

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  • Measuring the Impact of Results-Based Financing on Maternal and Child Health This World Bank toolkit offers a step-by-step guide on how to evaluate the impact of interventions, especially those related to maternal and child health and those involving results-based financing (RBF). According to its developer, the World Bank Human Development Network, the guide can also be easily adapted for impact evaluation (IE) in other fields. The toolkit includes: • best practices for each stage of the IE cycle, such as how to choose evaluation questions, build a team, design an evaluation, and collect and analyse data. • over 50 tools, including terms of reference for team members and survey firms, household and facility questionnaires, data-entry programmes, and materials for training enumerators and supervising field work. In each module, the toolkit provides technical tools that can be used to implement the recommendations of the narrative. More than 50 tools are included, […]

    Impact Evaluation Toolkit | The World Bank

    Measuring the Impact of Results-Based Financing on Maternal and Child Health This World Bank toolkit offers a step-by-step guide on how to evaluate the impact of interventions, especially those related to maternal and child health and those involving results-based financing (RBF). According to its developer, the World Bank Human Development Network, the guide can also be easily adapted for impact evaluation (IE) in other fields. The toolkit includes: • best practices for each stage of the IE cycle, such as how to choose evaluation questions, build a team, design an evaluation, and collect and analyse data. • over 50 tools, including terms of reference for team members and survey firms, household and facility questionnaires, data-entry programmes, and materials for training enumerators and supervising field work. In each module, the toolkit provides technical tools that can be used to implement the recommendations of the narrative. More than 50 tools are included, […]

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  • Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices, by Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain A. Samad, The World Bank, Washington DC, 2010, online at http://tinyurl.com/cm4q99v Identifying the precise effects of a policy is a complex and challenging task. This issue is particularly salient in an uncertain economic climate, where governments are under great pressure to promote programs that can recharge growth and reduce poverty. At the World Bank, our work is centered on aid effectiveness and how to improve the targeting and effi cacy of programs that we support. As we are well aware, however, times of crisis as well as a multitude of other factors can inhibit a clear understanding of how interventions work—and how effective programs can be in the long run. Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices makes a valuable contribution in this area by providing, for policy and research audiences, a comprehensive […]

    World Bank | Handbook on Impact Evaluation | Quantitative Methods and Practices

    Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices, by Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain A. Samad, The World Bank, Washington DC, 2010, online at http://tinyurl.com/cm4q99v Identifying the precise effects of a policy is a complex and challenging task. This issue is particularly salient in an uncertain economic climate, where governments are under great pressure to promote programs that can recharge growth and reduce poverty. At the World Bank, our work is centered on aid effectiveness and how to improve the targeting and effi cacy of programs that we support. As we are well aware, however, times of crisis as well as a multitude of other factors can inhibit a clear understanding of how interventions work—and how effective programs can be in the long run. Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices makes a valuable contribution in this area by providing, for policy and research audiences, a comprehensive […]

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  • How to monitor and evaluate anti-corruption agencies: Guidelines for agencies, donors, and evaluators This report provides technical, methodological, and practical guidance to assist staff of Anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) in undertaking monitoring and evaluation and shows how the outcomes and impact of the work of ACAs can be evaluated in an objective, evidence-based manner. Download Report from U4.

    How to monitor and evaluate anti-corruption agencies

    How to monitor and evaluate anti-corruption agencies: Guidelines for agencies, donors, and evaluators This report provides technical, methodological, and practical guidance to assist staff of Anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) in undertaking monitoring and evaluation and shows how the outcomes and impact of the work of ACAs can be evaluated in an objective, evidence-based manner. Download Report from U4.

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  • The Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund is a new trust fund established within the World Bank to carry out and support research evaluating the impact of programs to alleviate poverty. The knowledge generated will provide evidence for designing more effective policies and programs. The SIEF will finance impact evaluations in the areas of: 1) Early Childhood Nutrition, Health and Development, 2) Basic Education Service Delivery, 3) Health Systems and Service Delivery and 4) Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Sustainable Human Development. HD Office of the Chief Economist – Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF).

    Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF), World Bank

    The Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund is a new trust fund established within the World Bank to carry out and support research evaluating the impact of programs to alleviate poverty. The knowledge generated will provide evidence for designing more effective policies and programs. The SIEF will finance impact evaluations in the areas of: 1) Early Childhood Nutrition, Health and Development, 2) Basic Education Service Delivery, 3) Health Systems and Service Delivery and 4) Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Sustainable Human Development. HD Office of the Chief Economist – Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF).

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  • The articulation of results chains, as mandated by the DCED Standard, helps programmes to realistically illustrate why they are doing what they are doing, how their individual work would help in achieving development impact, and provides the basis for assessing if and to what extent changes are taking place. However, drawing results chains can be challenging for some programmes, especially if done for the first time. The Guide to Making Results Chains, which is now available on our Measuring and Reporting Results page, gives practical tips and examples of how to draw results chains for your programme. DCED: Measuring and Reporting Results – The DCED Standard.

    DCED: Measuring and Reporting Results – The DCED Standard

    The articulation of results chains, as mandated by the DCED Standard, helps programmes to realistically illustrate why they are doing what they are doing, how their individual work would help in achieving development impact, and provides the basis for assessing if and to what extent changes are taking place. However, drawing results chains can be challenging for some programmes, especially if done for the first time. The Guide to Making Results Chains, which is now available on our Measuring and Reporting Results page, gives practical tips and examples of how to draw results chains for your programme. DCED: Measuring and Reporting Results – The DCED Standard.

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  • This IDB blog highlights effective ideas in the fight against poverty and exclusion, and analyzes the impact of development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. http://blogs.iadb.org/desarrolloefectivo_en/

    Development that Works | Inter-American Development Bank

    This IDB blog highlights effective ideas in the fight against poverty and exclusion, and analyzes the impact of development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. http://blogs.iadb.org/desarrolloefectivo_en/

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  • World Bank’s Blog ‘Development Impact’ has news, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation. http://blogs.worldbank.org/impactevaluations/

    World Bank’s Blog ‘Development Impact’

    World Bank’s Blog ‘Development Impact’ has news, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation. http://blogs.worldbank.org/impactevaluations/

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  • Innovations for Poverty Action http://www.poverty-action.org is a US nonprofit dedicated to discovering what works to help the world’s poor. We design and evaluate programs in real contexts with real people, and provide hands-on assistance to bring successful programs to scale. IPA uses randomized evaluations because they provide the highest quality and most reliable answers to what works and what does not. We also repeat studies in different countries to test if findings are really transferable.

    IPA is fighting Poverty with Innovation, Evidence and Action

    Innovations for Poverty Action http://www.poverty-action.org is a US nonprofit dedicated to discovering what works to help the world’s poor. We design and evaluate programs in real contexts with real people, and provide hands-on assistance to bring successful programs to scale. IPA uses randomized evaluations because they provide the highest quality and most reliable answers to what works and what does not. We also repeat studies in different countries to test if findings are really transferable.

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  • Jeff Sachs, the Millennium Villages Project, and Misconceptions about Impact Evaluation | News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation http://blogs.worldbank.org/impactevaluations/jeff-sachs-the-millennium-villages-project-and-misconceptions-about-impact-evaluation News that another $72 million has been committed for a second stage of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) has led to another round of critical discussion as to what can be learning from this entire endeavor. The Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog and Lawrence Haddad at the Development Horizons blog offer some critiques. In response to the latter, Jeffrey Sachs and Prabhjot Singh offer a rather stunning reply which seems worth discussing from the point of view of what is possible with impact evaluations. World Bank’s David McKenzie dissects some of their statements.

    Jeff Sachs, the Millennium Villages Project, and Misconceptions about Impact Evaluation

    Jeff Sachs, the Millennium Villages Project, and Misconceptions about Impact Evaluation | News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation http://blogs.worldbank.org/impactevaluations/jeff-sachs-the-millennium-villages-project-and-misconceptions-about-impact-evaluation News that another $72 million has been committed for a second stage of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) has led to another round of critical discussion as to what can be learning from this entire endeavor. The Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog and Lawrence Haddad at the Development Horizons blog offer some critiques. In response to the latter, Jeffrey Sachs and Prabhjot Singh offer a rather stunning reply which seems worth discussing from the point of view of what is possible with impact evaluations. World Bank’s David McKenzie dissects some of their statements.

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  • Jeff Sachs, the Millennium Villages Project, and Misconceptions about Impact Evaluation | News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation. News that another $72 million has been committed for a second stage of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) has led to another round of critical discussion as to what can be learning from this entire endeavor. The Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog and Lawrence Haddad at the Development Horizons blog offer some critiques. In response to the latter, Jeffrey Sachs and Prabhjot Singh offer a rather stunning reply which seems worth discussing from the point of view of what is possible with impact evaluations. World Bank’s David McKenzie dissects some of their statements.

    Jeff Sachs, the Millennium Villages Project, and Misconceptions about Impact Evaluation | News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation

    Jeff Sachs, the Millennium Villages Project, and Misconceptions about Impact Evaluation | News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation. News that another $72 million has been committed for a second stage of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) has led to another round of critical discussion as to what can be learning from this entire endeavor. The Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog and Lawrence Haddad at the Development Horizons blog offer some critiques. In response to the latter, Jeffrey Sachs and Prabhjot Singh offer a rather stunning reply which seems worth discussing from the point of view of what is possible with impact evaluations. World Bank’s David McKenzie dissects some of their statements.

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