Evaluating the impact of research programmes

Type :
Conference & seminar papers
Author :
UKCDS/DFID/IDRC
Published :
2012
Link :

In October 2012 UKCDS, DFID and IDRC convened a workshop to help themselves and other funders explore and better understand the options for and challenges of evaluating the impact of their research programmes. The workshop brought together experts with practical experience of designing, testing or using tools and methodologies specifically for research impact evaluation. Experts were asked to profile different methods and identify where they work well and what are their limitations.

The aim was to map the principle options for research impact evaluation while noting gaps where more, or different, techniques may be required. This resource aims to provide an accessible, structured synthesis of the workshop content, supplemented by additional material and links assembled by the convening organisations. It is not designed as a comprehensive account of the available tools and approaches for evaluating research impact and methods are not reviewed or commended.