Smallholder Data Collection: New evidence on the challenges for agribusinesses in Africa

In my last blog, I provided an update on how investors and companies monitor the performance of smallholders in supply chains. In this one, I ask – what are the barriers and incentives for collecting more relevant data on smallholders who work with agribusinesses?

Getting the Most Out of Participatory Impact Assessment: Reflections from a Multi-Country Cash Transfer Impact Assessment

Mixed methods approaches are widely used in impact evaluations, but all too often a ‘methodological gap’ emerges between broad, large-scale surveys and in-depth, small-scale qualitative investigation that can be difficult to bridge. In this CDI Practice Paper by Jeremy Holland, Ramlatu Attah, Valentina Barca, Clare O’Brien, Simon Brook, Eleanor Fisher and Andrew Kardan, we reflect on a multi-country impact assessment of cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa.

Contribution Analysis for Impact Evaluation

Gain the skills and knowledge to more effectively design impact evaluations using a contribution analysis framing.

Roundtable: Making evaluations relevant for assessing interactions among the Sustainable Development Goals

On the 21st June 2018, the Centre for Development Impact and the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme will host a roundtable session to discuss how evaluations can be relevant for assessing interactions among the Sustainable Development Goals.

CDC Longitudinal Study

The CDC Group plc is a Development Finance Institution (DFI) wholly owned by the UK government. Its mission is to support the growth of businesses and infrastructure development throughout Africa and South Asia in order to create jobs and make a difference to people’s lives in some of the poorest areas of the world.

Beyond surveys and experiments

Equip yourself with a wide range of tools and analytical frameworks that are commonly used to evaluate complex interventions when experimental and quasi-experimental approaches are not feasible.

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation for Learning

This course builds on the deep historical experience with participatory methods that IDS has pioneered and nurtured, and shares new frontier methods for quality implementation of participatory processes at scale (with large numbers of people and across broader geographical space) to support learning focused and complexity-aware M&E systems.