Tag Archives: evidence-informed development

Not missing the woods for the trees: mapping evidence gaps on land use and forestry programmes

International Day of Forests 2017

Forest protection is among the most effective approaches we have to mitigate climate change. At the same time, agricultural land and forests provide food, livelihoods and fuel for billions of people globally, particularly in low and middle-income countries (L&MICs). At the same time there are concerns that large-scale forest protection programming will have negative knock-on
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What’s wrong with evidence-informed development? Part 2

| February 18, 2015

3ie’s recent systematic review of farmer field schools (FFS) found that these programmes worked as pilots and small- scale programmes. But the few impact evaluations  of  national-level programmes found no impact.  The evidence suggested that problems in recruiting and training appropriate faciliators impeded the scale-up of the experiential learning model of farmer field schools. It
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What’s wrong with evidence-informed development?Part 1

| January 13, 2015

On my reading list as an undergraduate in development studies was Peter Laslett’s The World We Have Lost, This is a social history that challenges the view that pre-industrial England was a stagnant society. Rather, it had many of the features of industrial or even modern Britain. Another influential work was Anthony Brewer’s Marxist Theories
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