Development Policy and Impact Evaluation: Learning and Accountability in Private Sector Development
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There is broad recognition of the challenges in evaluating policy and programmes on their contribution to sustainable development. Impact evaluations of PSD programmes are carried out at the behest of a particular configuration of interest groups with different expectations. Some groups want to know whether a programme has worked, others want to know how to do these programmes better, others fear that PSD programmes might result in sub-optimal or adverse development outcomes in recipient countries, and some want to be sure that the programme benefits the private sector in the donors' domestic economies. This chapter discusses these with reference to private sector development programmes and explores how contribution analysis, which is a structured stepwise process of theory-based evaluation, can address these challenges and generate findings to improve learning and accountability.Please note: the downloadable PDF is the author's original submitted version, permitted for uploading in OpenDocs by the publisher.
CitationTon, G. (2021) 'Development Policy and Impact Evaluation: Learning and Accountability in Private Sector Development', in H. Zafarullah and A. Shafiqul Huque (eds), Handbook of Development Policy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, DOI: 10.4337/9781839100871
Is part of seriesHandbook of Development Policy;Chapter 33
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