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Evaluating Research for Development: Innovation to Navigate ComplexityApgar, M., Snijder, M., Higdon, G. L., & Szabo, S. - 2023 - The European Journal of Development Research, 35(2), 241–259
Large publicly funded programmes of research continue to receive increased investment as interventions aiming to produce impact for the world’s poorest and most marginalized populations. At this intersection of research and development, research is expected to contribute to complex processes of societal change. Embracing a co-produced view of impact as emerging along uncertain causal pathways often without predefined outcomes calls for innovation in the use of complexity-aware approaches to...
Evaluating CLARISSA: Innovation Driven by a Participatory Learning Agenda (No. 2; CLARISSA Working Paper)Apgar, M., Snijder, M., Kakri, S., … Ton, G. - 2020 - Institute of Development Studies
Children end up in child labour as a result of many, often unknown or hidden, interactions between multiple actors and multiple factors within households, communities, and labour systems, leading to unpredictable outcomes for children and other sector stakeholders and sometimes resulting in the worst forms of child labour (WFCL). It is a complex problem, and interventions aimed at tackling it are also, inevitably, complex and challenging. The way they influence change is non-linear,...
Designing Contribution Analysis of Participatory Programming to Tackle the Worst Forms of Child Labour (No. 2; CLARISSA Research and Evidence Paper)Apgar, M., Snijder, M., Prieto Martin, P., … Paul, S. - 2022 - Institute of Development Studies
This Research and Evidence Paper presents the theory-based and participatory evaluation design of the Child Labour: Action-Research- Innovation in South and South-Eastern Asia (CLARISSA) programme. The evaluation is embedded in emergent Participatory Action Research with children and other stakeholders to address the drivers of the worst forms of child labour (WFCL). The report describes the use of contribution analysis as an overarching approach, with its emphasis on crafting, nesting and...
Using a ‘Partnership Rubric’ in Participatory Evaluations (CLARiSSA Learning Note) Snijder, M., Hicks, J., Paul, S., … Veitch, H. - 2023 - Institute of Development Studies
Programmes that aim to tackle complex societal issues, such as the worst forms of child labour, require rich partnerships that bring together different perspectives. CLARISSA’s consortium partnership adopts an empowerment approach to the interventions we deliver and our ways of working together. Part of this approach involves ongoing reflection and learning about how we work together in our partnership, and how this can be adapted if needed. This learning note focuses on a method used in...
Revealing the Relational Mechanisms of Research for Development Through Social Network AnalysisApgar, M., Fournie, G., Haesler, B., … Hossain, M. - 2023 - The European Journal of Development Research, 35(2), 323–350
Achieving impact through research for development programmes (R4D) requires engagement with diverse stakeholders across the research, development and policy divides. Understanding how such programmes support the emergence of outcomes, therefore, requires a focus on the relational aspects of engagement and collaboration. Increasingly, evaluation of large research collaborations is employing social network analysis (SNA), making use of its relational view of causation. In this paper, we use...
How are Research for Development Programmes Implementing and Evaluating Equitable Partnerships to Address Power Asymmetries?Snijder, M., Steege, R., Callander, M., … Ateles, J. - 2023 - The European Journal of Development Research, 35(2), 351–379
The complexity of issues addressed by research for development (R4D) requires collaborations between partners from a range of disciplines and cultural contexts. Power asymmetries within such partnerships may obstruct the fair distribution of resources, responsibilities and benefits across all partners. This paper presents a cross-case analysis of five R4D partnership evaluations, their methods and how they unearthed and addressed power asymmetries. It contributes to the field of R4D...
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