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Learning and Adapting in Development Practice Lecture

The growth of the global evidence base has provided opportunities to accelerate development through the systematic sharing of evidence of ‘what works’. Context matters however, and the implementation of development programmes requires the ability to learn from and respond to successes and failures on a short time scale and in the face of limited data. This lecture will explore factors influencing the extent to which development programmes are able to adapt in the light of evidence and learning. It will draw from the practical experience of monitoring and evaluating development programmes and supporting government statistics across a range of sectors in developing countries               

Patrick Ward is CEDIL Programme Director and has overall responsibility for the delivery of the programme, working closely with the Research Director as a member of the CEDIL Directorate. Patrick Ward is Director of Oxford Policy Management’s Statistics, Evidence and Accountability programme. He has more than 20 years’ experience in leading work in the monitoring and evaluation of development for both donor-financed programmes and government systems, particularly in the social sectors.


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LSHTM, CEDIL, Centre for Evaluation


Open to all, seats available on first come, first served basis.