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Carlo Amillo on Resources for Impact Evaluators

Cheers aea365 readers. I am Carlo Amillo and I want to share resources for evaluators from around the world who evaluate development projects using impact evaluations. The following resources are for M&E practitioners in particular but useful to anyone who is a professional evaluator.

Rad Resource – The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie): 3ie is an organization comprised of other organizations, and it funds rigorous impact evaluations. Most of its funding comes from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the UK Department for International Development and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Of particular interest to evaluators working in development who are not pursuing funding, their working paper series explores issues related to conducting feasible and actionable impact evaluations. I have found the following titles especially useful:

Rad Resource – World Bank Independent Evaluation Group (IEG): The IEG evaluates World Bank activities. It’s M&E site has many resources and reports useful for M&E practitioners. Here are two which have lessons for us all:

Rad Resource –  Network on Networks for Impact Evaluation (NONIE): NONIE is a coalition comprised of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD/DAC) Evaluation Network, the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), the Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG), and the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE). Nonie promotes impact evaluation for development projects. NONIE has a series of working papers on impact evaluation that include these two titles:

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