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Development Policy and Impact Evaluation: Learning and Accountability in Private Sector DevelopmentTon, G. - 2021 - In Handbook of Development Policy - Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
There is broad recognition of the challenges in evaluating policy and programmes on their contribution to sustainable development. Impact evaluations of PSD programmes are carried out at the behest of a particular configuration of interest groups with different expectations. Some groups want to know whether a programme has worked, others want to know how to do these programmes better, others fear that PSD programmes might result in sub-optimal or adverse development outcomes in recipient...
Learning through and about Contribution Analysis for impact evaluationApgar, M., & Ton, G. - 2021, September 10 - Institute of Development Studies
Over the past five years, colleagues from the Centre for Development Impact – a joint initiative between the Institute of Development Studies, Itad and University of East Anglia - have been innovating with and learning how to use Contribution Analysis as an overarching approach to impact evaluation. In this blog series, we share our learning and insights, some of them in raw emergent form, highlight the complexities, nuances, excitements, and challenges of embracing new ways of doing impact evaluation.
Contribution analysis for adaptive management (Briefing Paper, p. 14)Apgar, M., Hernandez, K., & Ton, G. - 2020 - IDS/GLAM
This briefing note shares practical learning on the use of contribution analysis for adaptive management (CA4AM). It examines how the approach enables programmes to work with theories of change in a practical, reflexive way, and how, combined with assessing evidence of a programme’s contribution to change, its findings can inform programme adaptation. It also examines both how and to what extent CA enables AM through the experiences of four large complex programmes all working towards...
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...