Interesting post by Edward Carr ‘Mistakes Behavioral Economists Make‘ on his blog “Open the Echo Chamber” about the need to understand “what success looks like” when planning and evaluating interventions to reduce poverty.
There is still a lurking, underlying presumption that in making livelihoods decisions people are trying to maximize income and or the
Read the whole post –> The need to understand the values of intended beneficiaries
In this morning’s Ignite session at AEA 2012, I did a five minute explanation of ways of doing causal inference without control groups, comparison groups or a counterfactual, using a three-part strategy:
1.Do lots of little tests of the hypothesis – is the factual consistent with the causal explanation? 2.Check out alternative explanations carefully
Read the whole post –> Resources for causal inference without control groups
Hope to catch up with old and new friends at AEA 2012. Here are some of the places we will be, starting bright and early at 8am on Thursday.
Thursday, Oct 25, 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM 103 E Ignite Your Data and Data Collection Methods: Ignite Presentations on Better Data and Best Practices
Read the whole post –> Genuine Evaluation at AEA 2012
Act quickly to grab a place in Gill Westhorp’s workshop on realist evaluation for the Australasian Evaluation Society. Rare opportunity to learn about a highly relevant and practical approach from someone who is not only a skilled evaluation practitioner but a fabulous workshop leader.
I’ve had the opportunity to see Gill in action several
Read the whole post –> Realist evaluation workshop, Canberra 11 and 12 October
The program for this year’s conference of the Australasian Evaluation Society is out – and I’m already having a hard time trying to choose sessions.
Some of the presentations that caught my eye include:
Beyond Financial Accountability: Results Based Accountability and Making a Difference for Clients of Social Services in New Zealand Anne
Read the whole post –> Beyond financial accountability, interactive teaching of evaluation, why does selecting a method have to be so hard – and more