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Process Tracing Innovations in Practice: Finding the Middle Path

CDI Practice Paper 25

This CDI Practice Paper draws on comparative learning from applying three different types of process tracing in international development initiatives. It argues in favour of a ‘middle path’ of applying evidence tests and rubrics to structure evaluative judgements rather than formal Bayesian...

27 March 2023

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