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Video of IEG Event: Why Focus on Results When No One Uses Them?

This is a video of the IEG event: Why Focus on Results When No One Uses Them? that took place on April 17, 2015. 
Who cares about getting results in development?  Everyone! But, how many know how to use evidence to drive and show results?  Probably not as many.

Patterns of progress on the MDGs and implications for target setting post-2015

Authors: Rodriguez Tacheuki, L., Samman, E. with Steer, L.
Publication date: 2015

To examine the true patterns of progress on the MDGs, this paper explores seven indicators – one representing each of the first seven MDGs. For all indicators but extreme poverty, we find that typically, progress is easiest to attain for countries that are relatively deprived (or further from the target), though there are important differences between indicators.

IDS Bulletin: Introduction – Rethinking Impact Evaluation for Development

Author: Befani, B., Barnett, C. & Stern, E.
Publication date: 2014

This IDS Bulletin is the first of two special issues presenting contributions from the event ‘Impact Innovation and Learning: Towards a Research and Practice Agenda for the Future’, organised by IDS in March 2013. 

This introduction articulates first what these challenges are, and then goes on to summarise how the contributors propose to meet these challenges in terms of methodological and institutional innovation.

World development report 2014: risk and opportunity - managing risk for development

The WDR 2014 argues that risk management can be a powerful instrument for development—not only by building people’s resilience and thus reducing the effects of adverse events but also by allowing them to take advantage of opportunities for improvement. This presentation at the UK launch of the report clarifies the importance, objectives and components of risk management, and what these imply for all societal levels, ranging from the individual to the international community.

ODI: Understanding poverty and wellbeing: a note with implications for research and policy

Author: Poverty Analysis Discussion Group
Publication date: 2012

This note takes stock of poverty research to date, proposes a set of ‘building blocks’ or lessons learnt in terms of poverty policy analysis and research, and identifies challenges and future directions for research.

Evidence on Demand: Assessment of a possible post-MDG rural transport indicator

Author: Starkey, P. (for Evidence on Demand)
Publication date: 2013

Evidence on Demand was requested to support DFID in work on what the post MDG framework might look like. This brief report was prepared to consider the data availability and measurability of indicators for a proposed target to halve the number of people without ready access to rural transport services, and the cost of achieving such a target. The report concluded that the target will be met through a combination of improved transport services and investment in rural roads.

Evidence on Demand: Assessment of a possible post-MDG Urban Transport Indicator

Author: Turner, J. (for Evidence on Demand)
Publication date: 2013

Evidence on Demand was requested to support DFID in work on what the post MDG framework might look like.  This brief report was prepared to consider the data availability and measurability of indicators for a proposed target to halve the number of people without ready access to urban transport services, and the cost of achieving such a target.

Evidence on Demand: Indicators for measuring ICT access

Authors: Minges, M. (for Evidence on Demand)
Publication date: 2012

DFID considers ICT to be a vital industry in itself as well as a critical enabler of socio-economic development. Therefore, Evidence on Demand was asked to contribute to the development of a post MDG framework by considering the data availability and measurability of indicators for a proposed target to enable everybody to have access to telecommunications.

ODI: Eradicating global poverty: a noble goal, but how do we measure it?

In the context of the widespread support for a continued poverty focus after 2015 and the persistent challenges of measuring extreme poverty, ODI has asked several experts to make proposals as to how to measure poverty in a post-2015 agreement.

This second ODI working paper shares their contributions, which show some consensus but also several areas of contention.