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When will we Learn to Learn? by Anna
April 15, 2011, 3:28 pm
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We all want to see the results and pay-offs from our work. In development work it’s much tougher to see results right away than in many other fields. Recently, this quest for results has manifested in the growth of improved evaluations, especially randomized control trials. What the authors in this paper think though is that for an evaluation or study to have an impact on policies or program decisions, it often has less to do with how you go about it (the methods) than how you prepare the ground (institutional readiness) and communicate the results (timing, packaging, and follow up). For a quick read, check out the blog from the paper’s authors at the Overseas Development Institute. If you have more time, dive into the whole paper.

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