1. What is the current state of rigorous impact evaluation in Germany?
How many rigorous impact evaluations have been conducted in the last decade within German development cooperation? In which thematic area have these evaluations primarily been conducted? Which rigorous methods have mostly been used? To what extent has rigorous evidence been used in implementation, programming and in political decision-making?
2. What are barriers for implementation and systematic use of rigorous impact evaluation?
What motivates or discourages stakeholders to implement rigorous impact evaluations and to make systematic use of existing rigorous evidence? How is the newly generated evidence used in further implementation and political decision-making? In which way is the existing and newly generated evidence brokered to stakeholders? Is German development cooperation in this respect different from other countries?
3. What can German development cooperation learn from other countries with respect to creating an enabling environment for rigorous impact evaluation?
What are enabling factors and lessons from other countries and to what extent can they be adapted to the German case?