Presentation on theme: "Country-led impact evaluation: A survey of development practitioners Denis Jobin Vice-President IDEAS Johannesburg – South Africa- March 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Country-led impact evaluation: A survey of development practitioners Denis Jobin Vice-President IDEAS Johannesburg – South Africa- March 2009
Presentation outline Relation between Good governance and CLE (CLIE: country-led impact evaluation) CLIE and Quality Survey results of development evaluators practitioners
Why Country-led Evaluation? Relation between Country-led evaluation and good governance: the role of transaction costs – Relationship with 3 out of 6 characteristics of good governance (WB) Voice and accountability; Government effectiveness; Control of corruption;
How Country-led Evaluation? CLIE and Quality: Challenges related with quality are also relevant for CLIE: – No agreed upon definition of Evaluation quality – Should be method free or method driven? Farrington Statistical Conclusion Validity Internal Validity Construct Validity External Validity Jobin, D. – the joint ability that an evaluator will: 1- assess and 2- report on the performance of an institutional arrangement by the product of its competence (ability to assess) and the product of its independence (ability of revealing)
Why Country-led Evaluation? Survey results: – Dominant approach: The Logical Framework Approach – Dominant method: case study – Counterfactuals important? 41% believe not important (32% are important) Conclusion: Many challenges remains, Capacity, agreed upon definitions standards
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