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Crowdsourcing as a tool for developing sexual health and other public health interventions

In 1906 at a county fair in England, individuals were asked to guess the weight of an ox. The median guess from this group was more accurate than guesses from agricultural experts and others with specialized knowledge. This suggests the potential for crowd wisdom in specific contexts. Crowdsourcing could be a useful way to enhance […]

PSI recruiting for EA Associate Regional Marketing Researcher

Our partner, PSI, is recruiting for a research position based in East Africa or Washington DC. Please see the following job description below if this position interests you:   Associate Regional Marketing Researcher Based in Nairobi, Kenya or Washington, DC Reports to the Regional Researcher, East Africa   Who we are We’re Population Services International […]

Taking lessons from HIV/AIDS: Do we really need more evidence for cash transfers in the TB context?

A number of social protection interventions, mainly in the form of cash transfers, have been implemented and evaluated over the last decade as part of the global HIV/AIDS response. Given the advanced state of the evidence and the documented impact of these interventions in the HIV/AIDS community, some might support their application to inform equivalent […]

Using realist synthesis to understand the effectiveness and implementation of health programmes

On Thursday 4th May 2017, The Centre for Evaluation had two invited guest speakers, Mark Pearson and Rob Anderson, present about using realist synthesis to understand the effectiveness and implementation of health programmes. Realist synthesis is an approach to systematic review which explicitly aims to identify and refine programme theory – that is, develop explanations of […]

Job opportunities at the Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL)

LSHTM, together with 3ie, the Campbell Collaboration, EDePo, and the EPPI-Centre, are launching a new Centre for Development and Learning. We are currently recruiting three full-time posts that are currently available at CEDIL: Deputy Director – CEDIL Research Fellow – CEDIL Project Coordinator – CEDIL To learn more about the positions, please visit: https://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk/AdvancedSearch.aspx?search=cedil  

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