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 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 […]

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 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 […]

HSR 2018

Members of the Centre attended and presented at the Health Systems Conference in Liverpool in October. The focus was on advancing health systems for all in the sustainable development goals (SDGs) era. The Centre produced a conference the map  to highlight key sessions on quantifying impact, understanding implementation and evidence synthesis. The map includes session […]

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 […]