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Edoardo Masset - Research Fellow

(on leave 15/11/2015 - 15/11/2017)

Governance; Rural Futures
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Tom Barker is Senior Health and Nutrition Convenor at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Tom has 14 years' experience working in knowledge brokering, research communication, policy engagement, and parliamentary influencing in the UK health and international development policy arenas. Tom manages a portfolio of health and nutrition projects working in Sub- Saharan Africa and Asia, including Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, China, India and Bangladesh.

Previously Tom managed a research knowledge brokering network for the UK National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research Programme; facilitated engagements with the UK Parliament for the NHS Confederation, a membership body for NHS organisations, and ran the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Care and Public Health. Tom has an MSc Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

This project is a ten year independent impact evaluation of the Millennium Villages in Northern Ghana. The IE is being delivered by IDS, ITAD and PDA Ghana.

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This programme will assess the impact of new interventions and policy options across a range of policy areas.

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This Independent Impact Evaluation aims to measure the impact of Tilitonse, formerly the Civil Society Governance Fund, in Malawi. It is a challenging area for impact evaluation as the anticipated 'impacts' are likely to require a shift in power relations, and are likely to be transformative over a longer period of time.

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This is an evaluation project to assess the effectiveness of the World Jewish Relief’s four-year Wohl Livelihood Development Programme (LDP) in Ukraine.

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This study aims to evaluate the impact of school feeding programmes sourced from small-holder farmers on small-holder food security, as well as on school children's education, health and nutrition in Mali.

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This is the cover to 'Millennium Villages Evaluation: Midterm Summary Report'.

Millennium Villages Evaluation: Midterm Summary Report

This study is one of three making up the qualitative part of an independent evaluation of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) Millennium Villages Project (MVP) (2012–17). More details

This is the front cover to IDS Working Paper 460, 'Evaluating the Targeting Effectiveness of Social Transfers: A Literature Review'.

Evaluating the Targeting Effectiveness of Social Transfers: A Literature Review

IDS Working Paper 460 (2015)

Many methodologies exist for dividing a population into those who are classified as eligible for social transfers and those who are ineligible. Popular targeting mechanisms include means testing, proxy means tests, categorical, geographic, community-based, and self-selection. More details

This is the front cover to the Northern Ghana Millennium Villages Impact Evaluation Analysis Plan publication.

Northern Ghana Millennium Villages Impact Evaluation: Analysis Plan

Report (2015)

This is the analysis plan for the impact evaluation for the Millennium Villages Project in Northern Ghana. More details

Thematic Expertise:
Agriculture; Poverty; Social Protection.

Geographic Expertise:
Ghana; Honduras; Malawi; Mali; Mongolia; Philippines.