Learning Days 2: Evaluation and Learning that Adds Up
Topic: EVALUATION AND LEARNING THAT ADDS UP
DfID & EGAP
Date: 6 November 2014
Venue: Surrey, UK
|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
|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
|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
|15:35||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|