Development impact attribution: mental models and methods in ‘mixed marriage’ evaluations

Speaker: James Copestake, University of Bath

Date: 18 July 2018
Time: 12:45 – 14:00 BST
VenueJerry Morris B, LSHTM 15-17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH

The speaker will use the ‘marriage’ metaphor to explore collaboration that spans academic traditions and disciplines, researchers and managers, and public and private sector agencies. The idea of mental models will be used to explore the ontological, epistemological, contractual and socio-political tensions created by formalised evaluation practice. The speaker will focus on experience with mixing qualitative impact evaluation with other approaches to generating evidence, learning and legitimising public actions. He will draw on case studies from the garment industry, medical training, housing microfinance and agriculture spanning three continents. 

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