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CBD141: Understand Causes of Outcomes and Impacts – Jane Davidson

Video Available This webinar, part 5 of an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to answer causal evaluation questions – using research designs and other strategies to understand the contribution of a program or policy to observed results. The webinar...

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Conference Session: Evaluating Impact: Use of Yin's Partial Comparisons Case Study Approach

The three documents included here for use at the 2009 AEA conference are: 1) a description of our paper, 2) PowerPoint slides for our presentation, and 3) tables demonstrating use of the Partial Comparisons Approach in evaluating two STEM projects in Washington State. #EvaluationUse #Prek...

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Barking up a Better Tree panel: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 (04:30 PM - 06:00 PM) : M104

PhD Despite the increasing focus on impact evaluation, especially in international development, evaluations rarely look at the longer-term impact of evaluations but report on the achievement of shorter-term outcomes. This session makes the case for designing and investing in evaluations that look at whether the intended impacts are achieved and sustained in the long-term and what other impacts (unexpected or adaptive) emerge over time. Sustainability involves durability of outcomes and impacts long after project resources have left. Given the need to emphasize these aspects of these evaluations, we propose a new label for this type – Sustained and Emergent Impact Evaluation (SEIE)




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Eval11 Session 605: Evaluating the impact of training programs: Simple surveys are not enough!

This technique is often woefully inadequate, and does not allow the evaluator to fully understand the true impact of the training program on its participants and the systems in which they operate. In this session, a comprehensive evaluation methodology that was developed to assess the effectiveness and long-term impact of two NIMH-funded training curriculum development projects will be presented. Integral to the design of this evaluation is the assessment of short-term and long-term impact at both the individual and systems-level using a multi-modal data collection strategy

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A Qualitative and Quantitative Approach to Impact Evaluations of International Development Interventions: The Case of Heifer International in 20 Countries, 2005-2009

A slide show to present the Heifer Impact Evaluation Model, lessons learned from its application in the past five years, and a reflection about its relevance to the field of international development as an alternative to experimental designs.Heifer International has reached millions of families in 125 countries providing training and livestock to help people improve their livelihood

Chianca - Heifer Impact Eval.pdf


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Rolling Baseline Survey Methodology for Household Income Impact Assessment in Micro-irrigation Induced Agricultural Development

Working paper presented in session 117 of Evaluation 2009. We present a novel methodology for assessing changes in household income attributable to technology adoption by smallholder farmers. Pre-adoption household incomes of successive cohorts are used to construct a proxy control for...

Giel Ton - Evaluating Povert Impacts of Micro-Irrigation Technology vAEA v2.pdf

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Eval10 Session 738: Using Rubrics Methodology in Impact Evaluations of Complex Social Programs: The Case of the Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation’s Early Childhood Development Program

Multipaper Session 738: Impact Evaluation and Beyond: Methodological and Cultural Considerations in Measuring What Works ABSTRACT: Rubrics are important tools to describe evaluatively how well an evaluand is doing in terms of performance or quality related to specific dimensions, components and/or indicators

TChianca AEA'10 FMCSV PDI 2010-11-05.pdf