GDI Seminar: Impact evaluation on humanitarian assistance 24th Nov

Can rigorous impact evaluation improve humanitarian assistance?

Presented by Dr. Vegard Iversen who is a senior research fellow at the University of Manchester and an adjunct Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy in Duke University.

This is part of the first seminar series hosted by the Global Development Institutes ‘Impact monitoring and evaluation group’.

Date: 24th November

Time: 4:00-5:30 PM

Place: 2.036, Amazon Meeting room, 2nd floor, Arthur Lewis building

Impact evaluation studies affect the lives of millions of people across the world in multiple sectors. Performing evaluation the ‘right way’ contributes to the understanding of which development interventions and programmes work best for the poor, and why.  With this mantra in mind, we are kicking off the first talk of the Impact evaluation group. This paper develops a rigorous impact evaluation methodology to target delivery mechanisms, impacts and possible adverse consequences of humanitarian emergencies. Further it enhances understandings on aid effectiveness and provides a substantive evidence base for policy makers to develop practical solutions to improve humanitarian assistance.

About Dr. Iversen – http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/vegard.iversen/personaldetails

Registeration is not required.

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