SPIA blog series on qualitative methods for impact assessment
Independent Advisory and Evaluation Service
There is growing interest and demand to include qualitative methods for impact assessment to improve both accountability and learning in the CGIAR System. There is great potential for qualitative methods to complement quantitative methods at different stages of the impact assessment process. Additionally, there are impact questions which are best addressed relying entirely on rigorous qualitative methods. SPIA will provide guidance on the use of qualitative methods in impact assessment through a series of blogs. This introductory blog provides a synopsis of the topics to be featured in upcoming blogs. Note that this overview is only indicative and may be subject to changes in terms of sequencing and detailed content of each blog.