This lecture is part of a monthly lecture series organized by CEDIL and the Centre for Evaluation, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Rick Davie, independent monitoring and evaluation consultant, will summarise the main points of a paper, Representing theories of change technical challenges and evaluation consequences. The lecture will explore the technical issues associated with the representation of theories of change and the implications of design choices for the evaluability of those theories.
CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia is organising a 3-day introductory course on Measurement and Survey Design. This course uses an array of pedagogical tools including lectures, case studies and experiential exercises to increase participants’ understanding of the process of designing and implementing effective survey questionnaires that yield high-quality data. The course is specifically intended for researchers, M&E professionals and other individuals looking to build and/or refresh their knowledge of fundamental skills for collecting primary quantitative data.
J-PAL/CLEAR South Asia is organising a five-day course on ‘Evaluating social programmes’, its annual executive education course. This course gives participants a thorough understanding of why and when researchers and policymakers choose to conduct randomised evaluations and how they are designed for a real-world setting. It reviews the benefits and methods of randomisation, how to choose an appropriate sample size, and common threats to the validity of an experiment. The course also covers the importance of a needs assessment, the theory of change, and how to measure outcomes effectively—tools that are critical for all programme evaluations.