Topic: EVALUATION AND LEARNING THAT ADDS UP

DfID & EGAP
Date:
6 November 2014
Venue: Surrey, UK

Agenda

08:30 Arrival
09:00 Opening remarks
 
9:15 Session 1: Cumulation. Chair: Peter Evans
  Topics: Introduction to the challenges associated with learning within and across research and evaluations, and highlighting why identifying and testing mechanisms matters.
Panel: Dercon, Kurtz, Khan, Humphreys, Sandefur

 

10:45 Break
11:15 Session 2: Experimental and observational approaches to learning. Chair: Paul Atherton
  Topics: When are experiments appropriate and when not? Is there too much emphasis placed on them?
Panel: Blattman, Humphreys, Sandefur, Torgerson

 

12:45 Lunch
13:45 Session 3: Mixing Methods. Chair: Kirsty Newman
  Topics: There is a lot of agreement that mixed methods research is important but much less clarity about what it means in practice. When is mixing methods important and what parts get mixed?
Panel: Blattman, Brown, Humphreys

 

15:15 Break
15:35 Session 4: Practical steps for learning from research, data and evaluation. Chair: David Rider Smith
  Topics: How are research and evaluation agendas determined in DFID and other organizations? What are the institutional constraints?
Roundtable: Introductory remarks (10 mins each)
Panel: Brown, Hawkins, Khan, Kurtz, Torgerson

 

16:45 Closing words for the PDC: Anna Henttinen & Emily Poskett
17:00 Close