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ILAC Brief 26: Making causal claims

Author: John Mayne
Publication date: 2012

An ongoing challenge in evaluation is the need to make credible causal claims linking observed results to the actions of interventions. This ILAC Brief argues the need for a different perspective on causality, where interventions are seen as contributory causes to certain results.

Making causal claims workshop 2013

Author: Mayne, J.
Publication date: 2013

This powerpoint presentation on causal contribution was part of the Workshop on Impact, Learning and Innovation, held at the Institute of Development Studies, March 2013. The presentation focuses on intervention causality and draws attention to the notion of interventions not being a single but a contributory cause to certain results. Theories of Change are offered as a model to see the intervention as a contributing cause.

Making causal claims workshop 2013

Author: Mayne, J.
Publication date: 2013

This powerpoint presentation on causal contribution was part of the Workshop on Impact, Learning and Innovation, held at the Institute of Development Studies, March 2013. The presentation focuses on intervention causality and draws attention to the notion of interventions not being a single but a contributory cause to certain results. Theories of Change are offered as a model to see the intervention as a contributing cause.

Revitalising Evidence-based Policy for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: Lessons from Existing International Science Partnerships

Author: Elizabeth Carabine 

Publication date: April 23, 2015

The convergence of agreements on disaster risk reduction (DRR), development finance, sustainable development and climate change in 2015 presents a unique opportunity for coherence across these inter-related policy areas.

Blog: Read India - When ‘Scale’ Met ‘System’

This post is about how Sukhpreet Sekhon and his team set up a measurement system for a large scale education initiative that stretched across 15 states in India reaching half a million children.

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.

Indicators. A working aid

Author: Hunter, J. (for GIZ)
Publication date: 2014

This document serves as a guide that aids in selecting and formulating indicators.

GIZ’s Results-Based Monitoring System Framework of reference.

Author: GIZ Monitoring and Evaluation Unit

This framework of reference sets out what we at GIZ mean when we talk about results-based monitoring. It describes the underlying concept of results-based monitoring and defines the criteria and principles.

The framework is designed to enhance the effectiveness of GIZ development measures by mainstreaming results-based monitoring in commission management.

It is aimed at all GIZ staff members, development advisors and integrated experts, and serves as information for partners, commissioning parties and clients.

The path: scaling up. The goal: broad impact. Corporate strategy evaluation on scaling up and broad impact.

Author: Vahlhaus, M. (for GIZ)
Publication date: 2014

This report of the GIZ Monitoring and Evaluation Unit discusses corporate strategy evaluation and focuses on how broad impact can be achieved through scaling up. Special attention is paid to GIZ' multilevel approach. 

Guidelines on designing a gender-sensitive results-based monitoring system

Authors: Vahlhaus, M. & Prey, J. (for GIZ)
Publication date: 2014

These practical guidelines are intended to help all those who work on results-based monitoring (RBM). Its focus is on the specific challenges of integrating the topic of gender equality. Consequently, these guidelines are complementary to GIZ’s guidelines on designing and using results-based monitoring systems (RBM-systems).