Capacity development in evaluation & communication to maximize impact

The Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services (CRECS) with uOttawa has developed and tested a capacity development approach that provides research partners with support in utilization-focused evaluation and research communication. Watch this short video for more information on it.

Net-Map Toolbox

Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes.

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Video: Integrating evidence and theory

Michael Woolcock speaks about finding more effective ways to use evaluation to assess both the internal and external validity of complex interventions. He also stresses how currently preferred impact evaluation methods were often inadequate to address the complexities of local contexts, especially in sanitation.

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Video: Difference between an outcome and an output

Number 4 in outcomes theorist Dr Paul Duignan's Three Minute Outcomes video series. The distinction between an outcome and an output is important in many types of outcomes system.

Video: How to manage a randomised evaluation

Managing a randomised evaluation can involve addressing several challenges on the ground. In this video, Professor Howard White explores specific issues such as the need for securing the buy-in of key stakeholders, ensuring realistic timelines and overcoming opposition to randomisation.

Video: How to design a randomised evaluation

Randomised evaluations generate rigorous evidence on the impact of a programme. In this video, Professor Howard White explains the different designs of a randomised evaluation and shows how to choose the right design for an intervention.

Video: How to build a theory of change for an impact evaluation

A comprehensive theory of change is integral to designing a high quality and policy relevant impact evaluation. In this video, Professor Howard White uses the example of a school feeding programme to illustrate the steps involved in building a theory of change for an impact evaluation.

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.

How to make a Participatory Video: 10 key steps

This video was shot during the making of a participatory video in Telecho village, Ethiopia. It is meant to show in 10 easy steps the process used during this participatory video training. We trained 14 youth age 14- 16 that have no access to electricity and TV to hold a camera, speak on a microphone and do interviews, making their own film.

Participatory Video produced in the framework of the project: "Promotion of Collaborative Spatial Information Management and Communication in East and Southern Africa"

Data: the next revolution for agriculture in ACP countries?

The Brussels Development Briefing n.40 on the subject of “Data: the next revolution for agriculture in ACP countries?” was held in Brussels on 18th February 2015 at the ACP Secretariat.