E-valuate provides three calculation tools for an impact evaluation – a sample size calculator, a power calculator and an effect size calculator. E-valuate has been developed via a collaboration between Foresight Development Associates and Oxford Dynamics. The application is available... Read More.
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Does skin in the game improve the level of play? The experience of payment by results (PbR) on the Girls’ Education Challenge programme (GEC)January 28, 2017
This blog is by Joe Holden and John Patch. The full paper on which this is based can be found here. In a payment by results (PbR) programme, a service provider may not be paid by the donor for what... Read More.
It’s easy to be a bit nostalgic for work pre-internet, when research could involve exploring the dusty confines of the British Library or the excitement of digging out an old tome from a government archive with numbers on Ugandan coffee... Read More.
In international development, programmes are commissioned by bilateral or multilateral institutions such as USAID, DFID or the World Bank to one or more ‘service providers’ from the private or third sector. Payment by results (PbR) is one means of contracting these... Read More.
International development is a field that embraces many disciplines of which economics is only one, and is now moving towards a much greater emphasis on ‘systems thinking’. There are many positive elements of the move towards greater awareness of systems... Read More.
When we collect information, we rarely stop to think about the burdens we generate. As a result of not considering the costs, we often collect data or run analysis that becomes an end in itself rather than a means to... Read More.
The May 2015 general election results have been described as a “debacle”, “terrible”, and a “disaster” for the very sizeable polling industry in the UK. At least ten major companies and one prominent private pollster produced regular polls in the... Read More.