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.

Most Significant Change presentations

Most Significant Change presentations by Jess Darts for ‘beginners’. She discusses among others it 's origin/development, basic process and rationale.

UNICEF Impact Evaluation Series: Building Blocks of Impact Evaluation


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: Strategies for Causal Attribution


One of the essential elements of an impact evaluation is that it not only measures or describes changes that have occurred but also seeks to understand the role of particular interventions in producing these changes. This process is known as causal attribution. 

Contribution to Change: An approach to evaluating the role of intervention in disaster recovery

Authors: Few, R. et alii. (for Oxfam)
Publication date: 2013

The purpose of the Contribution to Change approach is to identify how important and effective interventions have been in promoting people’s recovery. It does so by assessing:

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 # 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)

AEA Webinar: SMILER: Simple Measurement of Indicators & Learning for Evidence-based Reporting - Guy Sharrock & Susan Hahn

This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. To be successful projects must lean towards an adaptive management style and all staff must have a clear understanding of the project monitoring system and their role in its implementation. Yet few manuals exist on the nitty-gritty task of how to set up a monitoring system.

3ie/IFPRI: Empowering Adolescent Girls: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Uganda

The following videos are part of the 3ie/IFPRI Seminar Series on Impact Evaluation. The topic of empowering adolescent girls was presented by Markus Goldstein of The World Bank (video 1), discussed by Clara Delavallade, IFPRI (video 2), and followed by a Q&A session (video 3).