Topic: Learning and Knowledge Cumulation
Date: July 10, 2014
Venue: DFID, Whitehall 22

Agenda

1:35 – 1:50 PM Opening Remarks – Penny Hawkins, Head of Evaluation, DFID / Anna Henttinen
1:50 – 1:55 PM Introduction to the topics covered (Macartan Humphreys)
1:55 – 2:00 PM DFID approach to synthesizing evidence (Dr. Kirsty Newman, Head of Evidence into Action Team, DFID)
2:00 – 2:35 PM I Cumulative Learning
Dunning: EGAP’s approach to cumulation
Comments from the field (Alyoscia d’Onofrio)
2:35 – 3:05 PM II Mechanisms
Humphreys:
New approaches to the identification of mechanisms
3:05 – 3:45 PM III Using mixed methods to cumulate learning
Dunning: Mixed methods RCTs
Humphreys: Going wide or going deep: Bayesian Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative methods
3:45 – 4:00 PM Discussion and next steps (Anna Henttinen, EvD)