Strengthening use of DHIS2 data to improve health programme performance

Dr. Desmond Chavasse, Senior Vice President (Malaria Control & Child Survival) and Chief Evidence Officer at Population Services International (PSI) visited the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Monday 3rd of April and gave a presentation on Strengthening the use of DHIS2 data to improve health programme performance. PSI uses routine health data […]

Gaps in Evaluation methods in development, and what innovations might address these gaps

On March 21st 2017, the Centre for Evaluation invited three speakers who are leaders in the fields of social sciences, philosophy of science, and political science to give their perspectives on what they thought the gaps in evaluation methods are. Audrey Prost works at UCL’s Institute for Global Health and in close collaboration with the Indian […]

Realist Evaluation and Mechanisms

Nick Tilley, Professor at UCL’s Department of Security and Crime Science, and co-author of the book”Realistic EValuation”, was invited to LSHTM on March 22nd, 2017 to give a talk on Realist Evaluations and Mechanisms. ‘Mechanism’ is crucial to realist evaluation. Yet it has turned out to be tricky. The term is used in many different ways, not all […]

Job opportunities for impact evaluation and evidence synthesis

LSHTM, together with 3ie, the Campbell Collaboration, EDePo, and the EPPI-Centre, are launching a new Centre for Development and Learning. We are recruiting three new full-time posts, to be based at the London International Development Centre (LIDC), for the CEDIL Secretariat: a Deputy Director, a Research Officer and a Programme Manager. The job advertisements will […]

CROI Webcast with Prof. James Hargreaves – “Implementation Science Trials: Do the rules of RCTs apply?”

James Hargreaves, Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Professor of Epidemiology and Evaluation at LSHTM, was invited by the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) Organisation Committee to give a talk on:

“Implementation Science Trials: Do the rules of RCTs apply?”

Webcast link available now

Understanding Context: Reflections from the Centre for Evaluation Retreat

By: Jamie Lundine
LSHTM MSc Public Health Student

The LSHTM Centre for Evaluation retreat brought together approximately 95 students, faculty members, staff and researchers at the School for a day of discussion on current research and learning in evaluation for public health. The day highlighted two major themes: context and opportunistic evaluations.

Understanding Complexity: Reflections from the Centre for Evaluation Retreat

By: Myra Cheung
LSHTM MSc Public Health Student

For a long time, the main question when it comes to designing and implementing interventions has been “Does it work?”. There has been a continual pursuit for the “game changer” intervention that can be used in across communities, cities and countries: Lawrence Moore, our closing keynote speaker for the Centre for Evaluation Retreat, challenges this notion.

Lively Discussions and Engaging Ideas at the LIDC and The Guardian Debate on Aid

On Thursday 27th October the first debate, organized by the London International Development Centre and The Guardian, of the Development Debate Series took place discussing the theme of aid and asking- are we getting aid right? Find out what happened here.

The changing nature of interventions, programmes, systems and policies that require evaluation

Influences on the public’s health come in all shapes and sizes. For example, LSHTM is evaluating the impact on public health of initiatives to reduce the price of artemesinin-based combination therapies for malariain several countries, and a universal-test-and-treatment intervention for HIV prevention delivered by community health workers in Zambia and South Africa. Common to these and many other […]

Inter-disciplinarity – the new norm for public health

Interventions, programmes and policies that aim to improve public health, or have unintended or secondary consequences in this area, are often neither designed nor evaluated only by those from “within” public health. This poses challenges to those of us whose primary concern is evaluating key influences on public health outcomes. It forces us to step […]