“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.
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.
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… Read More Impact Evaluation Toolkit | The World Bank
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… Read More World Bank | Handbook on Impact Evaluation | Quantitative Methods and Practices
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… Read More Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF), World Bank
Rigorous governance evaluation poses three key challenges: • Governance outcomes are difficult to quantify. • Rigorous impact evaluation can capture no more than narrow aspects of complex, ‘system-wide’governance support and short-term impacts. • A lack of incentive, since evaluation results may constrain political choices. Past evaluations provide valuable recommendations to tackle these challenges. In quantifying… Read More Improving donor support for governance: the case for more rigorous impact evaluation
Social Protection Thematic Window | Grant Program | Funded Studies. 3ie has just launched a call for quality impact evaluations of social protection programmes. The focus of this grant programme is on generating evidence that is relevant to low-income countries and filling critical gaps in our knowledge about social protection.
theory-based approach to impact evaluation maps out the causal chain from inputs to outcomes and impact, and tests the underlying assumptions. Despite wide agreement that this approach will address the why question, it has not often been effectively used. Most studies make speculations as to the reasons for impact, or differences in impact, rather than… Read More Theory-Based Impact Evaluation: Principles and Practice, by Howard White
Mira – Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. IDB calls for proposals about impact assessment methodologies in Latin America and the Caribbean Deadline for submissions is June 13th. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is calling for proposals about “Measuring Institutional Impact on the Region of the Americas (MIRA).” The Bank will select eight proposals to carry out… Read More IDB calls for proposals about impact assessment methodologies