Publications


Research Uptake in Policymaking: From Papers to Policy

List of authors: Jennifer Brown, Robert Cartridge, Stacey Davies, Ehtisham ul Hassan, Chui Hsia, Tanvi Lal, Dionne Mackison, Radhika Menon, Marta Moratti, Violet Murunga, Alexis Le Nestour, Lizzy Whitehead This paper looks at ways of ensuring policy uptake of research products. Download CEDIL Research Uptake in Policymaking – From Papers to Policy_DRAFT INCOMPLETE DRAFT FOR DISCUSSION ONLY. NOT FOR
Read More

Effectiveness of transportation in LMICs – An Evidence and Gap Map

List of authors: Denny John, Howard White, and tbc The map will cover all forms of transport, such as roads, railways, civil aviation, ports and inland water transport, and urban transport, and also cover a broad range of populations, such as rural and urban, general population, specific population (e.g. women, disabled etc.). The map will
Read More

Effectiveness of Interventions for People with disabilities in LMICs – An Evidence and Gap Map

List of authors: Ashrita Saran, Howard White, Hannah Kuper Over the past decade the academic literature on disability outcomes and effectiveness has grown substantially (Andresen, Lollar, & Meyers, 2000) (Iemmi, et al., 2015) (Devon, Lydon, Healy, & McCoy, 2016). Several important questions have not been adequately addressed, however. For example, what type of evidence is
Read More

Access to Justice for the Poor and Disadvantaged in LMICs – An Evidence and Gap Map

List of authors:Howard White, Ashrita Saran, Jill Adona, Ada Chukwudozie, Roland Bless Taremwa, Benjamin Kachero and tbc Access to justice is defined as the ability of both victims and accused to seek and obtain redress through the formal or informal legal system in an accessible, affordable, timely and just manner, regardless of sex, age, socio-economic
Read More

Gaps in Evaluation Methods for Addressing Challenging Contexts in Development

List of authors: Davey, C., Hassan, S., Bonell, C., Cartwright, N., Humphreys, M., Prost, A., Hargreaves, J. Abstract: We start this paper by emphasizing that that we currently do not learn as much as we could from evaluations. While there are well-established methods for determining, and understanding, the effects of simpler interventions in one set
Read More

Gaps in Evaluation Methods for Addressing Challenging Contexts in Development

List of authors: Davey, C., Hassan, S., Bonell, C., Cartwright, N., Humphreys, M., Prost, A., Hargreaves, J. Abstract: We currently do not learn as much as we could from evaluations. While there are well-established methods for determining, and understanding, the effects of simple interventions in one set of places, it is less clear how to learn the most
Read More

Approaches to evidence synthesis in international development

List of authors: Oliver, S., Gough, D., Copestake, J. This paper discusses the spectrum of synthesis methods available to generate, explore and test theory, their value to the field of international development and innovations required to make better use of the primary research available. It goes further than setting substantive priorities for international development impact
Read More

A map of evidence maps relating to lower-and middle income countries

List of authors: Phillips, D., Coffey, C., Tsoli, S., Stevenson, J., Waddington, H., Eyers, J., Snilstveit, B. Over the last decade, there has been an increase in the number of impact evaluations and systematic reviews published on development interventions in low- and middle-income countries. This growth has created new challenges for ensuring that existing evidence
Read More

Complements and Alternatives to RCTs in evaluation in development

Name of paper: Complements and Alternatives to RCTs in evaluation in development List of authors: Attanasio, O., Cavatorta, E. Abstract: Randomised control trials (RCTs) have attracted increasing attention in evaluation of public policy. They have become some sort of gold standard to determine “what works” in international development. However, in some cases, the key feature
Read More

Epidemiology and Econometrics: Two Sides of the Same Coin or Different Currencies?

Authors: Vigneri, M., Masset, E., Exley, J., White, H. Epidemiologists and economists often evaluate similar projects and policies using different tools and approaches. In some cases, the tools are the same but are used in different ways. Finally, researchers of the two disciplines may employ the same tools but using a different terminology. For example,
Read More