The seminar will discuss how Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) can be applied as a tool for evaluating policy change and advocacy interventions. Oxfam will present how they used QCA for a meta review of Oxfam’s Good Governance initiatives, and the process of sensemaking and validation of the detected patterns.
25 April 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Speaker(s): Ruth Mayne, Irene Guijt

The seminar will discuss how Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) can be applied as a tool for evaluating policy change and advocacy interventions. Oxfam will present how they used QCA for a meta review of Oxfam’s Good Governance initiatives, and the process of sensemaking and validation of the detected patterns.

About the speakers

Ruth Mayne is the Senior Researcher on Influencing and its Effectiveness at Oxfam GB. She has an interdisciplinary background and a long experience working as a researcher, policy advisor and practitioner on humanitarian, development and environmental issues. Ruth has written widely on development, and more recently on low carbon issues. She is an honorary research associate at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford.

Irene Guijt is the Head of Research at Oxfam GB. Her core areas of interest are: complexity of systemic change for social justice; how sensemaking informs action, through evaluative thinking, monitoring, theory of change; citizen's voice influence on policy and practice and narratives as evidence; and the metrics of regenerative food systems. Prior to joining Oxfam in 2015, Irene worked for 25 years in rural development, natural resource management, collective action and social justice. 

Location:
IDS Convening Space
Institute of Development Studies
BN1 9RE Brighton
United Kingdom
GB