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The challenges of evaluating research impact

On today’s episode we are going to be looking at the challenges of evaluating research and communicating that information to decision makers. Development programmes and research generate lots of data and information and recommendations but what does that data mean? Was it rigorously obtained? How was it produced? And leading on from that how do we use this information to influence policy and future development programmes to make a bigger impact? Our guests are Megan Lloyd-Laney...


KPIs in international development

Key performance indicators, or KPIs, which have a long history in business and industry. But as international aid is subject to demands for increased accountability, transparency, and better value for money, KPIs are finding increasing use among international development agencies like the UK Department for International Development. In this episode, Sajid Chowdhury chats with Matt Spannagle, an independent climate change and development consultant who has worked in over 50 countries. He is...


How to conduct evaluations in fragile and conflict-affected states?

Fragile and conflict-affected states are challenging environments for international development programming, including project and programme evaluations. Sajid Chowdhury is joined by two special guests to talk about how to conduct evaluations in difficult circumstances. Jon Bennett has over 30 years of experience in evaluation, post-war needs assessment, food security, internal displacement, rural development, relief, evaluation and NGO training. He has worked in Africa and Asia in Field...


Not just leaking pipes. What is non-revenue water?

A discussion with WASH expert Malcolm Farley, about non-revenue water (NRW) and its impact on developing countries. If you think you have an answer to help address NRW check out the Dreampipe Challenge ( to learn more.