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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.

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: 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. 

A world that counts: mobilising the data revolution for sustainable development.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked an Independent Expert Advisory Group to make concrete recommendations on bringing about a data revolution in sustainable development. The group presents its recommendations during this public event.

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ODI event: Tackling poverty: How multidimensional poverty measurement reveals who is poor, how they are poor, and where poverty has fallen

Watch the recorded presentations of the ODI event. In this event, the updated Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014 was presented, an international measure of acute poverty covering over 100 developing countries which provides invaluable insights for the post-2015 development agenda. 

Introduction

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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.

IFAD Fail Faire: How to make failure a stepping stone to success

On 29 October 2013, IFAD organized an event that challenged the common thinking around failure – and raised awareness about how learning from failure is a key to success. The event benefitted from the insights and experience of renowned personalities such as: Tim Harford, Aleem Walji, Dave Snowden and Ashley Good.

Presentation Tim Harford

The big picture: Impact evaluation of social sectors

The massive launch and implementation of major social sector programmes in India in the last decade currently raises questions about the impact of these programmes. In this video, several impact evaluation experts share their views on how impact evaluation can make a difference, the challenges they often encounter and how governments tend to respond to these evaluations.

CLEAR M&E Roundtable Series # 7 - Scaling-Up Social Programs

This roundtable was the seventh in a series of M&E roundtables organised by CLEAR South Asia. This roundtable was conducted by Dr. Richard Kohl, Founder and Principal, Center for Large Scale Social Change LLC, (CLSSC) whose mission is to support scaling up of high-impact innovations worldwide.

The first part of the roundtable featured a presentation on the scaling up framework, challenges to scaling up, and ways to address them. It covered: