Introducing CDI’s new director, Giel Ton

In July 2017, I joined IDS as the new director of the Centre for Development Impact. I look forward to developing CDI further as a platform and safe-space for innovation in impact evaluation.

Highlights as a CDI Director: New Frontiers, ethics and people

It is exciting times for CDI as I hand over the Directorship to Dr Giel Ton, Fellow at IDS, and Deputy Director, Dr Rachel Eager at Itad (find out what Giel is looking forward to working on as

Lee Imray

Project Administrator

Mixing methods to assess the impact of private sector support: experiences from the Dutch PRIME-programme

In this seminar, new CDI Director Giel Ton will present his experiences with research design to improve real-time monitoring and evaluation in PSD organisations – Pioneering Real-time Monitoring and Evaluation in small and medium enterprises (PRIME).

Giel Ton

Director of the Centre for Development Impact

Effects of certification schemes for agricultural production on socio-economic outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

The rise of voluntary standards and their associated certification for agricultural products is a well-established phenomenon in the contemporary dynamics of agricultural trade. Supply chain management is increasingly influenced by a proliferation of standards, and by the organisations setting and monitoring them over a growing number of products.

Choosing appropriate evaluation methods: a tool for assessment and selection

Broadening the range of methods and designs for impact evaluations provides new opportunities and opens up new possibilities. However, it creates the problem of choosing and combining the most appropriate methods under different circumstances and for different evaluations.

Increasing transparency in smallholder supply chains: Comparing approaches to monitoring the performance of investments and private sector participation

For this DfID-funded project, we'll be providing a synthesis of the types of monitoring and data being used by investors and the private sector in agricultural supply chains in a developing country context. From this work, we will draw key conclusions on best practice in monitoring inclusive growth and poverty reduction, with consideration of climate, nutrition and women’s economic empowerment.

Evaluating Impact of Business Partnerships

During this seminar, Carrie Baptist will reflect on her experiences creating and implementing global M&E systems for three of Save the Children UK’s largest business partnerships: with GlaxoSmithKline, Reckitt Benckiser and Unilever.

Choosing appropriate evaluation methods tool

In this CDI seminar, Barbara Befani will introduce The Choosing Appropriate Evaluation Methods tool, which she has developed with Michael O’Donnell from Bond and input from experts in 11 different evaluation methods.