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Weekly links | Week of the 20th May

Whoops! Missed a week… sorry. Here are five stories of interest from the evaluation world. The IFS launched the IFS Deaton Review, with Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton (gettit?). The idea is to bring together people from many disciplines to ‘build a comprehensive understanding of inequalities in the twenty-first century’, as well as ‘to provide solutions’. […]

Implementation Science

In the last few years, a new field of ‘implementation science’ has emerged, which focuses on bridging the gap between efficacy and impact. Prof. James Hargreaves, Former Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Professor of Epidemiology and Evaluation at LSHTM, has been invited on different occasions to give a presentation on implementation science in […]

Weekly links | Week of the 6th May

It’s been a short week here in the UK, but with four seasons in four days it feels like a while since Monday. Here are five evaluation-related links to start the weekend. Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have announced a new tool for assessing evidence that gives more weight to research that accounts for context articulates […]

Weekly links | Week of the 29th April

Hi again! Last ‘week’ was just three days long because of LSHTM’s generous Easter break, and there wasn’t quite enough time to get through emails, let alone collect five links to share on the blog. This week, however, there’s a lot to have a look at: First, and most important, is the Centre for Evaluation […]

Growing interest in integrating Process Evaluations into intervention research

Over the last few months, LSHTM collaborating partners have approached the Centre for Evaluation, seeking practical, applied training for their local staff on the aims, principles and methods of rigorous process evaluations. At the African Health Research Institute in Mtubatuba, a 2-day workshop provided AHRI staff involved in outcome evaluations of new interventions with an […]

Weekly Links | Week of the 8th April

This week we have a couple of papers from Epidemiology, an intro/thoughts on coding in qualitative research, an invitation to join the School’s R-users group, and more. Please send all suggestions to calum.davey@lshtm.ac.uk before 9am on Friday. Ever the engaging speaker, David Speigelhalter has a recorded talk at LSE called Learning from Data: the art of statistics. Definitely worth […]

Weekly links | Week of the 1st April

Here are five blogs or papers that we’ve found interesting this week. Remember — please send us whatever you’re reading so we can share with the Centre members. Have a great weekend! ‘Development interventions have similarities to medical treatments: if you treat superficial symptoms rather than the underlying pathology, or if you give the wrong […]

Weekly links | Week of the 25th March

Another week, another list of evaluation links. If you have anything you think others might be interested in, please send them over to Calum.Davey@lshtm.ac.uk and I’ll include them in the following week: In a post at the World Bank’s Development Impact blog, Berk Özler takes a skeptical look at modern econometric attempts to create ‘synthetic’ […]

Weekly links | week of the 18th March

A few weeks have passed since the last update, apologies. Here are four interesting evaluation-related links to finish the week: Big claims from Caroline Heider, Director General Evaluation at the World Bank Group, about a ‘Copernican’ moment for evaluation methods in international development as the famous ‘DAC’ criteria are reconsidered. Many 100s of researchers (including […]

Reflections on the Biennial Retreat: Places, Spaces, and Contexts

The Centre for Evaluation (CfE) held its annual retreat on Thursday, December 6th, focusing on the theme of “Places, Spaces and Contexts.” Held “off campus” in the Hatton Gardens area, the retreat brought CfE members together for a day of discussions, networking, and musings on all and any issues raised regarding evaluation theory and practice […]