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Using Randomization in Development Economics Resarch: A Toolkit

Authors: Duflo, E., Glennerster, R. & Kremer, M. 
Publication date: 2006

This paper is a practical guide for researchers, students and practitioners wishing to introduce randomization as part of a research design in the field.

Real-time Evaluations of Humanitarian Action - An ALNAP Guide

Authors: Cosgrave, J., Ramalingam, B. and Beck, T.
Publication date: 2009

This pilot guide is intended to help evaluation managers to commission and oversee, and team leaders to conduct, real-time evaluations (RTEs) of humanitarian operational responses. Drawing on a synthesis of existing good practices, it sets out a flexible approach that can be adapted to a variety of contexts.

Realist impact evaluation: an introduction

Author: Westhorp, G.
Publication date: 2014

This introduction aims to explain realist impact evaluation for those unfamiliar with its principles. It describes five key ideas which frame realism and their implications for impact evaluation. It explains when a realist impact evaluation may be most appropriate and outlines how to design and conduct an impact evaluation based on a realist approach.

Women as Entrepreneurs: The impact of having an independent income on women's empowerment

Authors: Haneef, C. et alii.
Publication date: 2014

Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) investigated the impact women’s entrepreneurship has on empowerment and the effects this has on the wider community. The objective of the research was to understand specifically the relationship women ‘having an independent income’ (one of CLP’s empowerment indicators) had with CLP’s other nine empowerment indicators.

ICTs for Monitoring & Evaluation of Peacebuilding Programs

Author: Corlazzoli, V.
Publication date: 2014

The purpose of this paper is to explore the incorporation of information and communications technologies into the monitoring and evaluation systems of peacebuilding programmes. The paper focuses on exploring the application of the following ICTs: mobile technology, social media, big data, the digitzation of surveys, and tools to better visualize data. 

CDI Conference Report 2014: Improving the use of monitoring & evaluation processes and findings

Author(s)/Organisation: Visser, I; Kusters, C.S.L; Guijt, I; Roefs, M; Buizer, N. 
Date: July 2014

This report summarises the outline and outputs of the conference ‘Improving the Use of Monitoring & Evaluation Processes and Findings’, which took place on March 20-21, 2014.

The State of Measurement Practice in the SGB Sector

Authors: Edens, G. & Lall, S.
Publication date: 2014

This report reviews the current state of measurement in two types of organizations that directly support small and growing businesses (SGBs) – impact investors and capacity development providers. Using a mixed-methods approach, the authors collected data and interviewed over 30 organizations across these two categories, and analyzed key trends in measurement practice. 

Evaluation Review 1: Design, monitoring, and evaluation in a changing climate: lessons learned from agriculture and food security programme evaluations in Asia

Authors: Bours, D. et alii.
Publication date: 2014

This paper is the first in a series of SEA Change / UKCIP Evaluation Reviews, which are intended as short briefs highlighting and distilling findings from published evaluations of climate change related programme interventions. This first paper is aimed at sharing some design, monitoring, and evaluation ‘lessons learned’ that are pertinent to climate change adaptation, which have been drawn from a small selection of agriculture/food security programmes across Asia.

Monitoring and evaluation of policy influence and advocacy

Author: Tsui, J., Hearn, S. &  and Young, J. 
Publication date: 2014

This ODI working paper explores current trends in monitoring and evaluating policy influence and advocacy; discusses different theories of how policy influence happens; and presents a number of options to monitor and evaluate different aspects of advocacy interventions. Case studies describe how some organisations have used these options in practice to understand their impact and improve their advocacy strategies.

Monitoring & evaluation for climate change adaptation and resilience: A synthesis of tools, frameworks and approaches - 2nd edition

Authors: Bours, D., McGinn, C. & Pringle, P.
Publication date: 2014

The second edition of this report comes at a critical moment. Climate change threatens to reverse progress towards sustainable development and threatens lives and livelihoods around the globe. Climate change adaptation interventions need to be embedded in an analysis of a threat unprecedented in human history, but deliver change at the household level as well.