How-to videos

In these videos, 3ie experts use a simple step-by-step approach for explaining and applying theoretical concepts in evaluation design, implementation and evidence use. Some of these videos are also available in French and Spanish.

How-to videos

How to use innovative methods for humanitarian evaluations

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By the end of 2019, nearly 132 million people across 42 countries will be in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The number of people in need of aid is growing rapidly as protracted crises, conflicts and climate-related hazards around the globe continue to rise. To meet these growing needs, humanitarian agencies will have to be more effective when delivering assistance and protection in complex and diverse emergencies. Having quality evidence when needed about what works, for whom, how, and at what cost is crucial, but too often a missing component in efforts to improve aid effectiveness.

In this 3ie how-to video, Tara Kaul ( evaluation specialist, 3ie) highlights some of the lessons we’ve learned in supporting evidence generation and use, and provide real-world examples of successful research strategies.

How to build a theory of change for an impact evaluation

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Speaker: Professor Howard White, Former Executive Director, 3ie
A comprehensive theory of change is integral to designing a high quality and policy relevant impact evaluation. In this video, Professor Howard White uses the example of a school feeding programme to illustrate the steps involved in building a theory of change for an impact evaluation.

How to design a randomised evaluation

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Speaker: Professor Howard White, Former Executive Director, 3ie
Randomised impact evaluations generate rigorous evidence on the impact of a programme. In this video, Professor Howard White explains the different designs of a randomised evaluation and how it is possible to choose the right design for an intervention.

How to manage a randomised evaluation

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Speaker: Professor Howard White, Former Executive Director, 3ie
Managing a randomised evaluation can involve addressing several challenges on the ground. In this video, Professor Howard White explores specific issues such as the need for securing the buy-in of key stakeholders, ensuring realistic timelines and overcoming opposition to randomisation.

How to use an evidence gap map

Video Thousands of impact evaluation reports and systematic reviews on different development programmes are published every year. But this research lies scattered in journals, databases and websites. How can we then quickly consolidate what we know and don’t know on specific development programmes or themes? In this video, 3ie’s Birte Snilstveit shows how the innovative evidence gap map can address this challenge.

¿Cómo construir una teoría del cambio? 3ie Cómo - serie de video conferencias

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Una teoría de cambio integral es esencial para diseñar una evaluación de impacto que sea pertinente y de alta calidad. En este video, la especialista en evaluación de 3ie Diana López Ávila utiliza el ejemplo de un programa de visitas domiciliarias, enfocado a la primera infancia, para ilustrar los pasos principales para construir una teoría de cambio. Ella nos muestra cómo una teoría del cambio puede ayudar a identificar los cambios que pueden y no pueden ser medibles. Diana también subraya la importancia de construir una teoría de cambio conjuntamente con todos aquellos actores claves que hacen parte del programa.

How to build a theory of change for an impact evaluation?

A comprehensive theory of change is integral to designing a high-quality and policy-relevant impact evaluation. In this video, 3ie evaluation specialist Diana Lopez Avila uses the example of an early childhood development programme involving home-visits to illustrate the major steps involved in building a theory of change for an impact evaluation. She shows us how a theory of change can help identify changes that can and cannot be measured feasibly. She also underscores the importance of building a theory of change jointly with key stakeholders and players involved in the programme.

Construire une théorie du changement pour une évaluation d'impact

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Une théorie du changement est un outil important dans le processus de conception et de planification d’une évaluation d’impact. Dans cette vidéo, Rosaine N. Yegbemey utilise l’exemple d’un programme cantine scolaire pour illustrer une démarche simple qui peut être adoptée pour construire une théorie du changement dans une perspective d’évaluation d'impact.

How to build theory of change for an impact evaluation?

A theory of change is an important tool in the process of designing and planning an impact assessment. In this video, Rosaine N. Yegbemey uses the example of a school canteen program to illustrate a simple approach that can be used to construct a theory of change from an impact evaluation perspective