Innovative Methods for Useful Results


The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) develops and tests innovative methods for evaluation and evidence synthesis.  Established in January 2017 under a 5-year grant from the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID), CEDIL is administered through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and hosted at the London International Development Centre (LIDC). CEDIL has three key principles:

  1. Establish a high quality, inter-disciplinary academic centre to innovate in the field of impact evaluation
  2. Design, commission and implement impact evaluations
  3. Promote the uptake and use of evidence from impact evaluations


develops and tests innovative methods for evaluation and evidence synthesis
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for learning about development impact
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Latest Publications

Research Uptake in Policymaking: From Papers to Policy

List of authors: Jennifer Brown, Robert Cartridge, Stacey Davies, Ehtisham ul…
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Effectiveness of transportation in LMICs - An Evidence and Gap Map

List of authors: Denny John, Howard White, and tbc The…
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The impact evaluation and evidence synthesis products developed by CEDIL will be tested in Programmes of Work and implemented through the CEDIL Programme Directorate. An iterative feedback process of the experiences of implementing these studies will be captured in a series of lesson learning papers.

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