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Weekly links | week of the 11th of Feb

Seven days have flown by; here are this week’s links: 1. In a short post, Kylie Hutchinson offers some pithy tips on developing a post-evaluation action plan, with links to resources. 2. Taken from the weekly links on the World Bank’s Development Impact blog, Rachel Glennerster reflects on one year as DFIDs chief economist. Echoing […]

Weekly links | week of the 4th Feb 2019

We’re trying something new: five links to interesting articles, blogs, videos, and other resources about evaluation every Friday, every week.   We hope you’ll learn something; if you come across anything that you would like to share, please send a message to calum.davey@lshtm.ac.uk with the title ‘links’ — thanks! Here’s this week’s list:   Authors […]

Process Evaluation skills-building workshop, Zambia

The Centre for Evaluation is launching a series of skills-building workshops around the world, organised in partnership with our collaborators, and held in locations where LSHTM staff are based or regularly visit. In the first instance, the thematic focus is  Conducting Process Evaluations. The Centre has developed a short curriculum comprising 3 powerpoint presentations, 3 […]

Implementation Science at the International Aids conference, 2018

The biennial International AIDS conference took place in Amsterdam in July 2018. Professor James Hargreaves acted as one of the five Lead Rapporteurs. One aspect of the conference where LSHTM researchers are especially prominent is in Track E on Implementation Research, Economics, Systems and Synergies with other Health and Development Sectors. Professor Charlotte Watts is the co-track […]

Complex Interventions? Insights through Process Evaluation

By: Queena Luu LSHTM MSc Public Health, Health Service Research, student Public health deals with a variety of interventions that interact not only with the healthcare system but the broader social, political, and economic contexts. Thus, large scale health interventions can be inherently complex with a range of components, outcomes, and stakeholders involved. Assessing the […]

Data II Action – Beginning of the road. Putting data to work means saving lives.

By: Yasmin Hussain Al-Haboubi LSHTM MSc Global Mental Health Student Population Service International (PSI) carries out their health interventions much like a fortune 500 company would go about their business. Whilst this may seem counterintuitive to the compassionate nature of health, it is an approach that works well. “Compassion without knowledge is ineffective”; Frederik Weisskopf’s […]

Reflections on DOING timely evaluations. Reflections on the Centre for Evaluation’ symposium on “Timely Evaluation for Programme Improvement”

By: Emilie Koum Besson LSHTM MSc Public Health, Health Economics, student On the 23rd of November, the LSHTM Centre for Evaluation held a symposium, which brought together academics and professionals from various disciplines and sectors for a day of discussion on “Timely Evaluation for Programme Improvement”. The first session of the day focused on why […]

Putting the ‘Time’ into Timely Evaluations. Reflections on the Centre for Evaluation’ symposium on “Timely Evaluation for Programme Improvement”

By: Sarah Woodhall LSHTM MSc Public Health student The theme of the day was timely evaluations. But what does it mean to be timely and what are the considerations for evaluators? One consideration for evaluators is how rapidly evaluation can be undertaken. Several speakers presented on methods and approaches for making it easier to undertake […]

Are we prepared for timely evaluations? Reflections on the Centre for Evaluation’ symposium on “Timely Evaluation for Programme Improvement”

By: Nisso Nurova LSHTM MSc Public Health student Evaluations of interventions and programmes are often retrospective and therefore used to provide groundwork for future interventions. This poses challenges due to the need for faster and more adaptive mechanisms to inform programme improvement  , and with that ‘timely evaluations’. The symposium sought to speak on this […]

IDEAS at 7: Taking Stock

By: Joanna Schellenberg and Tanya Marchant The IDEAS journey started back in 2010 when we launched our first activities to support the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation in their work to improve maternal and newborn health in Ethiopia, India and Nigeria. A team of 20 researchers and professional support staff from the London School of Hygiene […]