Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning
Develop and test innovative methods for evaluation and evidence synthesis in international development contexts
Build the evidence base on research uptake and use in decision-making
Process Outcome Integration with Theory (POInT): academic report
This paper describes a novel approach to evaluating development interventions – the POInT approach, which uses Bayesian causal modelling to integrate process and outcome data to generate insights about all aspects of the theory of change, including outcomes, mechanisms, mediators and moderators. The approach is used in evaluating complex development interventions.
CEDIL Projects Approach
Evaluating Complex Interventions
The Centre seeks to strengthen methods to evaluate complex, multi-component interventions and improve theoretical understanding of causal chains that explain how and why combinations of activities work.
Enhancing Evidence Transferability
The Centre will develop and test middle-range theories to explain how programmes work in a plurality of contexts and how interventions can be designed and adapted to novel contexts.
Increasing Evidence Use
The Centre aims to rigorously assess three areas of research uptake stakeholder engagement, making sense of evidence and communication methods and will develop guidelines for policymakers on using evidence from multiple sources.