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Sarah Goodier

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Specialist

I am a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist within the Knowledge, Policy and Impact Team (KIP).

Working with data to help inform change and improvement is a favourite part of what I do. Before joining IDS, I worked as a researcher and evaluation advisor at the University of Cape Town. I hold an MPhil (Commerce) in Programme Evaluation and an MSc (Molecular and Cell Biology).

Research

Programme

Action for Empowerment and Accountability (A4EA)

Action for Empowerment and Accountability is an international research programme which explores how social and political action can contribute to empowerment and accountability in fragile, conflict, and violent settings, with a particular focus on Egypt, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria and Pakistan.

Publications

Brief

Opportunities for Using Complexity-Aware Approaches to Theory of Change

SDC-IDS Collaboration on Poverty, Politics and Participatory Methodologies Briefing Note 8

The purpose of this briefing note is to review opportunities for using complexity aware approaches to Theory of Change (ToC) to inform the SDC approach. It provides an overview of complexity-aware approaches and then focuses on demonstrating how complexity thinking can support programming by...

1 August 2018

Brief

State of the Art on Use of Theory of Change in the Development Sector

SDC-IDS Collaboration on Poverty, Politics and Participatory Methodologies Briefing Note 7

The purpose of this briefing note is to add to SDC’s understanding of Theory of Change (ToC), drawing on the literature and practice to sketch out the current state of the art approach. This involves expanding on ToC beyond SDC’s current practice of using Impact Hypotheses (IH) to bridge it...

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Sarah Goodier & 2 others

1 August 2018

Sarah Goodier’s recent work

Cluster

Knowledge, Impact and Policy

The Knowledge, Impact and Policy (KIP) team leads and supports programme and project knowledge mobilisation, policy analysis and research uptake and communications. This creative and experienced team seeks to work in collaboration with internal and external partners from the...