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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.

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: Strategies for Causal Attribution

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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. 

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. 

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. 

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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:

Evaluation Interest Group | Lessons for USAID Evaluation Officers with Jim Rugh

Evaluation Consultant Jim Rugh discusses the importance of developing a broad enough evaluation toolbox in order to choose the right tool for the questions asked. He also mentions the need to think critically about how impact evaluations are designed as well as how evaluation scopes of work are written.