Measuring impact: How can we know whether development programs are really working?
February 4, 2016Washington, D.C.

In order to report on poverty, health, education and other key development issues, journalists need to understand how experts measure the impact of development programs. This webinar explores these methods, as well as offers a “top 5” list of techniques and tools to improve reporting on the issues. The discussion includes a focus on what data to look at, where to find the data and how to best interpret it. (Webinar ran live Feb 4, 2016) 

Expert: Dave Evans, Senior Economist in the Chief Economist's Office for the Africa Region of the World Bank

Moderator: Christopher Conte, former International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Knight Fellow


Full webinar:

Measuring Impact (1:25:35)

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About the webinars

SIEF partnered with Code for Africa and the International Center for Journalists to produce a webinar series to improve journalists’ understanding of key development issues being reported on in low-income countries, particularly sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. These webinars provide journalists with background information to help them more effectively report on education, health, early childhood development and water and sanitation issues, using evidence from impact evaluation research. The webinars provide reporting resources and give participants the opportunity to ask questions. 

  • DATE: February 4, 2016
  • LOCATION: Washington, D.C.