How do we know what works in development? Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s Presentation at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat

Webcast: Ottawa Peace Talks at Delegation of the Ismaili ImamatEmbracing Complexity: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Development and Humanitarian Assistance

Sept. 21. 2:30-4 p.m. The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, 199 Sussex Dr. Live webcast available.

September 21, 2016 – How do we know what works in development? In crisis or conflict situations, how do we determine the effectiveness of humanitarian interventions?

Impact evaluations are a complex but critical component of development policy and practice. Done well, they provide evidence of the effectiveness of interventions and offer lessons for future programs. In crisis or conflict situations, however, assessing the impact of interventions is even more challenging and complex, given the urgency for immediate response. In both development and humanitarian contexts, embracing complexity is key to measuring impact.

Join Aga Khan Foundation Canada for the fourth event of our series on Measuring Development Impact, Embracing Complexity with Dr. Jyotsna (Jo) Puri, Deputy Executive Director and Head of Evaluation, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie). Dr. Puri’s presentation will explore the evidence on what is working, how and for whom, in both development and crisis situations. She will talk about the nature of that evidence and focus specifically on areas such as climate change, governance and humanitarian assistance – areas that have traditionally received less attention in the search for evidence of development impact.

Embracing Complexity: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Development and Humanitarian Assistance

How do we know what works in development? In crisis or conflict situations, how do we determine the effectiveness of humanitarian interventions? Join Aga Khan Foundation Canada for the fourth event of its series on Measuring Development Impact, with Jyotsna (Jo) Puri, deputy executive director and head of evaluation, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie). Sept. 21. 2:30-4 p.m. The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, 199 Sussex Dr. Live webcast available.

Sources:

http://www.akfc.ca/en/events/item/273-embracing-complexity
https://www.akfcnetwork.ca/akfc-events/2016/embracing-complexity

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