Broadening the Range of Designs and Methods for Impact Evaluations

Published on 1 January 2012

This report brings together the findings and conclusions of a study on Impact Evaluation (IE) commissioned by DFID.

It comprises an executive summary and 7 chapters:

  • Introducing the study
  • Defining impact evaluation
  • Choosing designs and methods
  • Evaluation questions and evaluation designs
  • Programme attributes and designs
  • Quality assurance
  • Conclusions and next steps

Each of the main chapters has a main message box at the beginning that highlights the key points in that chapter. The final chapter draws together 10 study conclusions and briefly outlines some proposed follow ups to the study.

Publication details

Befani, B., Stern, E., Stame, N., Mayne, J., Forss, K. and Davies. R.
DFID Working Paper, volume 38