When will we ever learn? Improving lives through impact evaluation

SAVEDOFF, William D.

Publication Date 

May 2006
iv, 88 p

This is the report of the Evaluation Gap Working Group which examined initiatives to improve the evidence base in social development policy through impact evaluations. It recommends a need for increasing the number of these evaluations and that they are carried out more consistently with better coordination across countries and institutions, so that general findings around common thematic areas can be determined. Among its recommendations, the working group suggests a collective commitment to increasing the number of impact evaluations and the setting up of a 'council' to establish quality standards, identify priority topics and provide grants for impact evaluation design

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