CEDIL Methods Briefs

CEDIL Methods Briefs

This brief series offers plain-language guidance notes or summaries based on the CEDIL papers. They contribute to advancing the understanding on how innovative methods or theoretical frameworks can be applied by using a clear, step-by-step approach.

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Using big data for impact evaluations

This CEDIL Methods Brief takes a step-by-step, practical approach to guide researchers designing impact evaluations based on big data. This brief is based on the CEDIL Methods Working Paper on ‘Using big data for evaluating development outcomes: a systematic map’. Read more here.


Using middle-level theory to improve programme and evaluation design

This brief takes a practical, how-to approach in outlining ten steps for building a middle-level theory of change. Download the brief.