Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning

The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) is an academic consortium initiative supported by UK aid through DFID. The centre’s objective is to commission and implement impact evaluations, promote the uptake and use of evidence from impact evaluations, and develop and demonstrate new and innovative methodologies for impact evaluation and evidence accumulation.

Our executive director, Emmanuel Jimenez is part of CEDIL’s intellectual leadership team, along with other senior experts from Campbell Collaboration, EPPI-Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College of London.

Visit the CEDIL website at www.cedilprogramme.org.

CEDIL publications

A map of evidence maps relating to sustainable development in low-and middle-income countries

This report presents the findings of a map of evidence maps designed to catalogue maps relating to development interventions in low-and middle-income countries. The authors used a modified version of the 3ie’s evidence gap map methodology to identify, categorise and display evidence maps within a framework of intervention sectors adapted from the World Bank categorisation and outcomes classified according to the Sustainable Development Goals. This report has been produced by CEDIL, supported by UK aid through DFID, with contributions from 3ie.

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New: CEDIL – Centre for Evaluation Lecture Series

CEDIL and the Centre for Evaluation, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have started a new monthly lecture series that will address methods and innovation in primary studies.. The series will feature CEDIL’s intellectual leadership team members, amongst others.

Upcoming events

Uncertainty and its consequences in social policy evaluation and evidence-based decision-making, 31 October 2018, London, UK

Past events

Using mid-level theory to understand behavioural change: examples from health and evidence based policy, 30 August 2018, London, UK 

Development impact attribution: mental models and methods in ‘mixed marriage’ evaluations, 18 July 2018, London, UK

Representing theories of change technical challenges and evaluation consequences, 30 May 2018, London, UK

The four waves of the evidence revolution: progress and challenges in evidence-based policy and practice, 11 April 2018, London, UK

CEDIL inception paper launch event, 25 January 2018, London, UK

CEDIL at the 3ie London Evidence Week, 8 November 2017, London, UK 

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