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17.12.2018 - Causal mechanisms: understanding how and why evaluation programmes work

Analysing causal mechanisms in evaluations helps us understand how and why complex development programmes work. However, the benefits of causal mechanisms in evaluations are often discussed mainly at the theoretical level. The new DEval Policy Brief offers orientation for the practical application of different causal mechanism designs.

The Policy Brief is a part of DEval’s methods research programme on causal mechanisms in complex evaluations. For further information, questions or suggestions please contact Johannes Schmitt.

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