CDI's events programme covers the key issues of impact evaluation in international development.

Our regular CDI Seminar Series invites academics, practitioners, and other experts working on impact evaluation to explore the application of a range of approaches and designs for assessing the impact of complex development and policy interventions. The seminars aim to stimulate debate between theory, methodology and practice, and in doing so, explore new frontiers and cross-disciplinary opportunities to advance the field of impact evaluation. 

CDI events are hosted mainly in the UK at the Institute of Development Studies, Itad and the University of East Anglia. Write-ups and audio recordings of many of the events, along with short interviews with speakers, are available online.


21 November 2017 - 4:00pm
The Centre for Development Impact has convened a panel of global development experts to discuss the role of evidence in a changing world and ask what next for international development.
Speaker(s): Michael Anderson, Owen Barder, Claire Melamed
20 July 2015 - 1:00pm to 22 July 2015 - 2:00pm
As part of the International Year of Evaluation 2015, this meeting will provide an opportunity to identify good impact evaluation practices, and to build new evaluation coalitions for market-oriented development initiatives.
28 January 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
The aim of this event is to open up the debate on ethics and explore how it can become more relevant to the field of impact evaluation. Three core themes are considered: Firstly, a theme that explores new ways in which evaluation might challenge what we consider to be ‘good’ development by characterising and exploring the relationship between development values and evaluation values; Secondly, a theme around universality and plurality, which highlights the situated nature of ethics within evaluation practice; And finally, a theme that highlights the next generation of ethical challenges that may face evaluators.
26 March 2013 - 10:00am to 27 March 2013 - 6:00pm
The aim of the event was to shape a future agenda for research and practice in the evaluation of development impact. The Centre for Development Impact (CDI) was launched in connection with the event. The workshop was an initial step in a longer-term process of engagement that IDS and CDI wish to undertake within the broader development impact community.

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