April 9, 2014

About Me

I am an independent consultant and researcher with a background in impact evaluations. In my free time, I like climbing things.

January 1, 0001

Response to Blattman's Post on Why What Works Is The Wrong Question

Last week, Chris Blattman published a long blog post titled “Why ‘what works?’ is the wrong question: evaluating ideas not programs.” In the blog post, which was adapted from a talk he gave at DFID, Blattman argues that a) impact evaluations should focus on deeper, theory-driven questions rather than just whether a program works or not and b) researchers should design impact evaluations to allow for generalizability by paying attention to context and running multiple evaluations in multiple contexts. Read more

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