Author / Copyright Holder:
Frans Leeuw and Jos Vaessen
In international development, impact evaluation is principally concerned with final results of interventions (programs, projects, policy measures, reforms) on the welfare of communities, households, and individuals, including taxpayers and voters. Impact evaluation is one tool within the larger tookit of monitoring and evaluation (including broad program evaluations, process evaluations, ex ante studies, etc.).
Why promote impact evaluations? For development practitioners, impact evaluations play a key role in the drive for better evidence on results and development effectiveness....