What’s wrong with how we do impact evaluation?

World Bank Blog Submitted by Markus Goldstein On Thu, 02/11/2016. Click here to go to the World Bank Website

Neil Shah, Paul Wang, Andrew Fraker and Daniel Gastfriend of IDinsight, make a case for what they call decision focused impact evaluation. What, you may ask is a deciFinancial Educationsion focused impact evaluation? Shah and co. define it as one which “prioritises the implementer’s decision-making needs over potential contributions to global knowledge. They contrast these to what they call knowledge focused evaluations which are “those primarily designed to build global knowledge about development interventions and theory.”

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