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The impact of school programmes on learning and school participation in low- and middle-income countries

This brief is based on the systematic review summary, The impact of school programmes on learning and school participation in low- and middle-income countries by Snilstveit et. al. The report summarises the findings of a 3ie systematic review of the impact of 216 education programmes in 52 low- and middle-income countries. It analysed the effectiveness of 21 different types of education programmes on children’s school enrolment, attendance, completion and learning outcomes.

Power to the people?: a replication study of a community-based monitoring programme in Uganda

In this replication study, Katherine Donato and Adrian Garcia Mosqueira re-examine the results of an influential 2009 study, Power to the people: evidence from a randomized field experiment on community-based monitoring in Uganda by Martina Björkman and Jakob Svensson. The replication study reinforces community-based monitoring programmes as a promising intervention that may positively influence both provider behaviour and health facility utilisation.

Website: Research Excellence Framework

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.

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.

The need for institutional change in capacity development of tertiary agricultural education

Authors: Mundie Salm, Gerard Baltissen, Richard Hawkins, Jifke Sol, Ruud Ludemann, Anouka van Eerdewijk, Mariana Wongtschowski, Driek Enserink and Marlene Roefs.

Publication date: October 2014

UNICEF Impact Evaluation Series: Data Collection & Analysis

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Impact evaluations need to go beyond assessing the size of the effects (i.e., the average impact) to identify for whom and in what ways a programme or policy has been successful. This video provides an overview of the issues involved in choosing and using data collection and analysis methods for impact evaluations. 

Evaluation as a multi-stakeholder learning process: the Programme for Capacity and Theory Building for Universities and Research Centres in Endogenous Development (CAPTURED) in Bolivia, Ghana and India

Authors: Millar, D. et alii.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development 9 (3): 47-62

An evaluation is a particular multi-stakeholder event during which different actors share and analyse results after several years. The present article reviews the results and methodological design of an evaluation at higher education centres in Bolivia, Ghana and India. The ambition of these programmes was to integrate endogenous knowledge and values into education and research programmes.

Evaluation Rubrics: How to Ensure Clear and Transparent Assessment That Respects Diverse Lines of Evidence

Authors: Oakden, J.
Publication date: 2013

Independent external evaluators generally have to work within a range of constraints. Often there is less than ideal availability of time, money, or data. This article presents an example of how a team of external evaluators worked around these constraints on an evaluation in the education sector.

CLEAR M&E Roundtable Series # 6 - Systematic Reviews

CLEAR South Asia in collaboration with Community of Evaluators and 3ie organized the sixth event in a series of M&E roundtables, focusing on “Systematic Reviews”. The presentations and discussions focused on systematic reviews of evaluations in water supply and sanitation, education and farmer field schools. There was also a presentation on the Cochrane Public Health Satellite review.

Speakers: (Part I)

CLEAR M&E Roundtable Series # 2 - Theory of Change

This roundtable was the second in a series of M&E roundtables organised by CLEAR South Asia on Best Practices in Data Collection. It provided an introduction to of experimental evaluation and quasi-experimental methods.

Speakers: (Part I)