In this seminar Jeremy Holland and Florian Schatz share methodological learning from the complex macro evaluation of DFID's large and diverse Empowerment and Accountability portfolio.
29 April 2016 - 12:30pm
Speaker(s): Jeremy Holland, Oxford Policy Management and Florian Schatz, Itad

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) commissioned Itad to undertake a macro evaluation of its large and diverse Empowerment and Accountability portfolio. 

In this seminar the authors share methodological learning from this complex evaluation. The innovative methodology employed a mixed-method approach designed to capture the breadth and of a large and diverse portfolio without losing the depth of analysis of complex change processes. The evaluation used a theory-based approach to understanding causality that rigorously combines Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) with narrative analysis. The presentation will focus on the learning from the application of our methodology: on sampling from a diverse portfolio, identifying causal combinations of factors leading to outcomes, and unpacking causal mechanisms behind these combinations, including the role of context.

IDS Convening Space
Institute of Development Studies
BN1 9RE Falmer
United Kingdom
Partner(s): Itad
Public - open to all