When time is of the essence: Timely evaluations in international development
Timely evaluations produce results when they are needed to inform decision making while using appropriate, rigorous designs. While traditionally evaluations are carried out at the end of a programme, this brief explores methods for evaluation during the course of a programme. Such approaches are important for informing decisions on project design for which information is needed in a timely manner. Timely evaluations can be used when trying out new intervention approaches, when working in a new context, or when the context is rapidly changing.
This brief is based on the CEDIL Methods Working Paper, ‘Timely evaluation in international development’.
Suggested citation: Vigneri, M., and White, H. (2022). When time is of the essence: Timely evaluations in international development evaluation. CEDIL Methods Brief 8. London and Oxford: Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning. https://doi.org/10.51744/CMB8