Impact Assessment for Policy Oriented Research


Here we share links to selected empirical studies and other resources on methods in impact assessment (IA) for policy oriented research.

Examples of ex post IA studies

Resources on IA methods

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), and the Standing Panel for Impact Assessment (SPIA) of the CGIAR’s Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) held a workshop on Best Practice Methods for Assessing the Impact of Policy Oriented Research, on November 11–12, 2014, at IFPRI headquarters in Washington DC. See the workshop website for materials and more information. The results of the workshop were summarized in the following paper:

Place, Frank; and Hazell, Peter B. R. 2015. Workshop on best practice methods for assessing the impact of policy-oriented research: Summary and recommendations for the CGIAR. Independent Impact Assessment Report 41. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).


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