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Perceptions and practice : an anthology of impact assessment experiences

SAYCE, Kay
NORRISH, Patricia
2006

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This book presents eleven case studies of impact assessment in information and communication projects such as CATIA, Reflect's ICT projects in India, Tearfund's Footsteps project, Bernard van Leer Foundation's Effectiveness Initiative and others. Each case study begins with a summary of the study, followed by first-hand accounts of the key people involved in each assessment. The central issues raised by the studies include learning and accountability, attribution, context, communication, donor issues, resources, and planning. The case studies are bracketted by sensitive and analytical introductory and concluding chapters, which synthesize the practitioners' voices from the case studies, contextualise them in wider debates in development impact assessment, evaluation and learning

Bridging research and policy : insights from 50 case studies

COURT, Julius
YOUNG, John
August 2003

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This paper looks at why some research policy ideas are picked up and acted on while others are ignored and disappear. It examines the processes, findings and implications of 50 summary case studies on research policy linkages. Discussion centres around four interlinked spheres: context, evidence, links and external influences. Some case studies show a clear and direct link between research and policy, while most show a less direct impact with a necessity for strong advocacy efforts. The case studies represent an interesting range of evidence and experience about research-policy links from around the world. They include examples from a wide range of types of research carried out by a variety of organisations and illustrate different types of policy impact. This ranges from direct impact on policy, changes in policy implementation, and changes on the ground but little in policy

Going beyond research : a key issues paper raising discussion points related to dissemination, utilisation and impact of reproductive and sexual health research

ASKEW, Ian
MATTHEWS, Zoe
PARTRIDGE, Rachel
2001

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Focuses on applied or operations or health services research and reviews how this is implemented. Considers utlisation, communication and evaluation of research, in the field of reproductive and sexual health in particular. Reviews a range of methods useful for evaluating the impact of research

Approaches to impact evaluation (assessment) in agricultural information management : selective review of the issues, the relevant literature and some illustrative case studies

BELLAMY, Margot
November 2000

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While the 'information/knowledge' culture may be burgeoning due to new ICTs, neither the methodology nor the culture of information impact studies is yet fully developed. There are as yet few methodologies and applications relating to information management in developing countries, and even fewer which have been or could be applied specifically to agricultural information management. This selective review seeks to engender wider knowledge, acceptance and application of evaluation in the field of agricultural information management by showing how it has been approached in other disciplines, in agricultural research, and most recently in information science and management, with some key examples relating to information management in developing countries

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