In this seminar Jeremy Holland and Florian Schatz share methodological learning from the complex macro evaluation of DFID's large and diverse Empowerment and Accountability portfolio.

29 April 2016 - 12:30pm
Speaker(s): Jeremy Holland, Oxford Policy Management and Florian Schatz, Itad

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) commissioned Itad to undertake a macro evaluation of its large and diverse Empowerment and Accountability portfolio. 

In this seminar the authors share methodological learning from this complex evaluation. The innovative methodology employed a mixed-method approach designed to capture the breadth and of a large and diverse portfolio without losing the depth of analysis of complex change processes. The evaluation used a theory-based approach to understanding causality that rigorously combines Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) with narrative analysis. The presentation will focus on the learning from the application of our methodology: on sampling from a diverse portfolio, identifying causal combinations of factors leading to outcomes, and unpacking causal mechanisms behind these combinations, including the role of context.

Location:
IDS Convening Space
Institute of Development Studies
BN1 9RE Falmer
United Kingdom
Partner(s): Itad
Public - open to all