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
How can better models of change sharpen up our work on development? via Duncan Green, Head of Research for Oxfam GB and author of ‘From Poverty to Power’, has a new blog entry. It relates to our discussion about systems thinking in evaluation. What does complexity theory add to/subtract from our thinking about development?