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UNICEF Impact Evaluation Series: Building Blocks of Impact Evaluation

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Impact evaluation provides information about the impacts produced by an intervention. It can be undertaken of a programme or a policy, or upstream work – such as capacity building, policy advocacy and support for an enabling environment. This goes beyond looking only at goals and objectives to also examine unintended impacts.

This video summarizes the different elements of impact evaluation and options for planning and managing its various stages.

UNICEF Impact Evaluation Series: Strategies for Causal Attribution

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One of the essential elements of an impact evaluation is that it not only measures or describes changes that have occurred but also seeks to understand the role of particular interventions in producing these changes. This process is known as causal attribution. 

The World Bank: Impact Evaluation in Practice

Authors: Gerter, P.J. et alii. (for the World Bank)
Publication Date: 2011

The Impact Evaluation in Practice handbook  is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to impact evaluation for  policymakers and development practitioners. The book incorporates real-world examples to present practical guidelines for designing and implementing evaluations.