Inception Papers

Causal chain analysis in systematic reviews of international development interventions

Authors: Kneale D, Thomas J, Bangpan M, Waddington H, Gough D Understanding the extent to which an intervention ‘works’ can provide compelling evidence to decision-makers, although…
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Mixing and Matching: Using Qualitative Methods to Improve Quantitative Impact Evaluations (IEs) and Systematic Reviews (SRs) of Development Outcomes

Authors: Jimenez E, Waddington H, Goel N, Prost A, Pullin A, White H, Lahiri S, Narain A, Bhatia R Recent books about evaluations to study the…
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Using data differently and using different data

Authors: Almas, A., Attanasio, O., Oteiza, F., Jalan, J., Vigneri, M. The lack of adequate measures to capture relevant factors, and the prevalence of measurement…
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Representing Theories Of Change: Technical Challenges With Evaluation Consequences

Author: Dr Rick Davies, Evaluation Consultant This paper looks at the technical issues associated with the representation of Theories of Change and the implications of design…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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Structural modelling in policy making

Authors: Attanasio, O., Blair, D., Krutikova, S. Estimating the impact of an intervention on certain outcomes of interest is not sufficient for the effective and…
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Efficient, timely and living systematic reviews: opportunities in international development

Authors: Snilstveit, B., Stevenson, J., Shemilt, I., Thomas, J. Brief summary: Systematic reviews aim to provide reliable summaries of extant evidence on the effects of…
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Successful impact evaluations: lessons from DFID and 3ie

Authors: Wood, B., Jimenez, E., Masset, E., Vigneri, M. The goal of the paper is to identify factors that lead to successful impact evaluations. Lessons…
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Stakeholder engagement for development impact and learning

Authors: Oliver, S., Gough, D., Stewart, R., Dickson, K., Bangpan, M., Pells, K., Hargreaves, J., Cartwright, N., Roche, C. This paper will help CEDIL study…
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Designing evaluations to provide evidence to inform action in new settings

Authors: Davey, C., Hargreaves, J., Hassan, S., Cartwright, N., Gough, D., Humphreys, M., Masset, E., Oliver, S., Prost, A., Bonell, C. Background: Transferability can be…
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Timely evaluation to inform programme adaptation and improvement in international development

List of authors: Webster, J., Lewis, J., Exley, J., Copestake, J., Masset, E., Hargreaves, J., Davies, R. Background: The success of all interventions and programmes…
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