Weekly links

Weekly links | Week of 1st July

Phew – it’s actually hot outside. If like me you’re not sure how to cope when summer finally arrives, perhaps these links will give you something to read in the shade. The hugely ambitious and hotly anticipated popART trial has been in the news (NPR), with an interesting take on the who, the whys, and […]

Weekly links | Week of the 17th June

Like this start-stop-start(?) summer we’re having in London, we’ve not always been able to throw together the Weekly Links blog post. We’ll try as hard as we can to put one out each Friday, but only when we’re found enough interesting material. Hopefully you’ll agree the five links below were worth the wait: We though […]

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’. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]