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When asserting the value of theory-based methods, you often here words like “black boxes” and “causal mechanisms.” These are commonly…
Process Tracing as a Practical Evaluation Method: Comparative Learning from Six EvaluationsWadeson, A., Monzani, B., & Aston, T. - 2020
Getting Practical With Causal Mechanisms: The application of Process-Tracing Under Real-World Evaluation ConstraintsRaimondo, E. - 2020 - New Directions for Evaluation, 2020(167), 45–58
Over the past decade, the field of development evaluation has seen a renewed interest in methodological approaches that can answer compelling causal questions about what works, for whom, and why. Development evaluators have notably started to experiment with Bayesian Process Tracing to unpack, test, and enhance their comprehension of causal mechanisms triggered by development interventions. This chapter conveys one such experience of applying Bayesian Process Tracing to the study of citizen...
Clearing the fog: new tools for improving the credibility of impact claimsBefani, B., D’Errico, S., Booker, F., & Giuliani, A. - 2016 - Iied Briefing Papers
Development actors facing pressure to provide more rigorous assessments of their impact on policy and practice need new methods to deliver them. There is now a broad consensus that the traditional counterfactual analysis leading to the assessment of the net effect of an intervention is incapable of capturing the complexity of factors at play in any particular policy change. We suggest that evaluations focus instead on establishing whether a clearly-defined process of change has taken place,...
Straws-in-the-wind, Hoops and Smoking Guns: What can Process Tracing Offer to Impact Evaluation? (Centre for Development Impact Practice Paper No. 10; p. 8)Punton, M., & Welle, K. - 2015 - Centre for Development Impact
This CDI Practice Paper by Melanie Punton and Katharina Welle explains the methodological and theoretical foundations of process tracing, and discusses its potential application in international development impact evaluations. It draws on two early applications of process tracing for assessing impact in international development interventions: Oxfam Great Britain (GB)’s contribution to advancing universal health care in Ghana, and the impact of the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index...