Real-time Evaluation for Programme Improvement

The success of health interventions and programmes largely depends on how well they are implemented. Most evaluations are done retrospectively, providing learning ‘for next time’, which is important but misses key opportunities to improve interventions and programmes as they are being delivered. We urgently need to adapt and develop new methods for evaluating implementation that can be used in real-time to improve programmes.

The Centre for Evaluation is holding a series of two events to do this. We would like to harness the experience of staff members and external partners to explore experiences, challenges and successes in using real-time evaluation for programme improvement.

This first event was an internal scoping exercise with the objective of harnessing the experience of LSHTM staff members in this field, their perceptions of the existing methodological gaps, and suggestions for closing the gaps. The event was held on 29th June 2017. 


14:00 – 14.10 – Welcome and introduction

14.10 – 15:30 – Eight Speed talks (10 mins each)

15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee Break at South Courtyard Cafe

16:00 – 17:00 – Panel and audience discussion

17:00 – 18:00 – Drinks reception at Atrium

You can watch the speed talks and panel discussion online here.

The second event was a symposium that included LSHTM staff, external partners and funders. The event was held on 23rd November at the Wellcome Trust.