Impact Evaluation

Third-party interventions play a key role in efforts to boost development, to avoid conflict and in rebuilding societies in the aftermath of violence. Whether or not these interventions perform as intended, and whether or not they have other unintended impacts, are key questions for both academic and policy audiences. Yet, more often than not, interventions are evaluated, only, against scale and spending targets. ISDC contributes key knowledge to this debate in conflict-affected and fragile areas and humanitarian emergencies, through the use of experimental and quasi-experimental methods, focussed on a range of intentional and unintentional outcomes, including peace, food security, nutrition and employment. Often working in partnership with local partners, we design rigorous impact evaluations, develop appropriate methods, collect and analyse the necessary data and assist our stakeholders to absorb and act on the findings.

Related Projects

Building Stability Between Host and Refugee Communities through TVET Programming McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition in Kyrgyzstan: Study on Nutritional and Learning Variables, Phase II Peacebuilding Fund Impact Evaluation, Learning and Dissemination: Phase 1 (PeaceFIELD1) Addressing the challenges of the forcibly displaced and their host communities in the ESCWA region SEEDS: Long-term Impacts of a Complex Agricultural Intervention on Welfare, Behaviour and Stability in Syria Agricultural Transformation in Syria: Impact Evaluation of FAO’s Smallholder Support Program Child Development in the Context of a School Feeding Programme in Kyrgyzstan Impact Evaluation of UNHCR’s Engagement in Humanitarian-Development Cooperation Seeds of Resilience: A Quasi-experimental Impact Analysis of an FAO Emergency Intervention in Syria Analyzing the Link Between Employment Programs and Social Stability – Phase II Impact Analysis of Food Security Interventions in North-East Nigeria Analysis, Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ADMEL): Designing a Process for Learning from Employment for Stability Programming Analyzing the Link Between Employment Programs and Social Stability – Phase I Feasibility Study to Assess the Use of Existing Micro-data on Somalia for Impact Evaluations Employment Interventions and Peace Impact Analysis of a Food Security and Resilience Program in Syria An Impact Evaluation of WFP Malnutrition Interventions in Niger Impact Evaluation of the Pakistan Afghanistan Tajikistan Regional Integration Programme (PATRIP)

Related Publications

Evaluation of UNHCR’s Engagement in Humanitarian-Development Cooperation Syria: Do complex agricultural interventions strengthen food security? (Evidence brief) Supporting Emergency Needs, Early Recovery and Longer-term Resilience in Syria’s Agriculture Sector (Endline Report 2021) McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition in Kyrgyzstan – Baseline Study on Nutritional Variables Monitoring and Impact Analysis of the BMZ and EU-funded FAO Resilience Programme in Syria Supporting Emergency Needs, Early Recovery and Longer-term Resilience in Syria’s Agriculture Sector Impact evaluation of the Livingsidebyside peacebuilding educational programme in Kyrgyzstan Conflict and development. Recent research advances and future agendas What Works And What’s Next For Social Stability In Jordan? Long-term behavioural impact of an integrated home garden intervention: evidence from Bangladesh Can employment build peace? A pseudo-meta-analysis of employment programmes in Africa Can Jobs Programs Build Peace Social Cohesion through Community- based Development in Kyrgyzstan Impact evaluation of the Livingsidebyside peacebuilding educational programme in Kyrgyzstan Strengthening Food Security in Acute Crisis Settings: First Insights from North-east Nigeria Drivers of Resilience and Food Security in North-east Nigeria: Learning from Micro Data in an Emergency Setting On the Return on Investment of Security Sector Assistance and Peacebuilding Assistance Analysis, Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ADMEL): Designing a Process for Learning from Employment for Stability Programming An Impact Evaluation of WFP Malnutrition Interventions in Niger Jobs Aid Peace: Review of the Theory and Practice of the Impact of Employment Programmes on Peace in Fragile and Conflict-affected Countries

Related Events

CEDIL Policy Workshop 2022 New Methods for Impact Evaluations in Conflict and Humanitarian Emergency Settings: An International Interdisciplinary Research Workshop Final Webinar in the HG4RR Webinar – Home Gardening under challenging conditions – Concern’s experience from Niger and Bangladesh HG4RR Webinar Series – Nutrition from Garden to Plate: Improving diets through sustainable access to safe and diverse food HG4RR Webinar Series: Impact of home gardens on household dietary diversity and micronutrient status in rural Tanzania HG4RR Webinar Series – The Permagarden Pathway to Resilience and Food Security HG4RR Webinar Series: Nutrition Income Generation Intervention, Uganda HG4RR Webinar – Session #3 HG4RR Webinar Series – Session #2

Related Experts

Quetzalli Martinez Mendoza Piero Ronzani Tatiana Orozco Garcia Mariami Marsagishvili Melodie Daccache Paulina Rebolledo Lame Ungwang Ana Karalashvili Dorothee Weiffen Ani Todua Alia Aghajanian Rebecca Wolfe Philipp Schröder Maren M. Michaelsen Sami Miaari Neil Ferguson Damir Esenaliev Ghassan Baliki Tilman Brück

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