Development Blog

In August this year, CARE International in Ghana together with its partners – OXFAM and ISODEC – commenced a pilot evaluation of the USAID-funded Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) project, using an innovative approach to impact evaluation called Contribution Tracing.… Read more...
A key informant interview for the pilot evaluation of the GSAM project A key informant interview for the pilot evaluation of the GSAM project
The Harvey Weinstein case has caused an enormous outburst of anger and concern on the issue of sexual harassment, particularly in the world of work. While piecemeal suggestions have emerged as to how to improve the protection of women (and… Read more...
Pisey, age 20, a garment factory worker from Kampong Speu, Cambodia Pisey, age 20, a garment factory worker from Kampong Speu, Cambodia
A six foot badger wanders among dozens of undistracted police holding a placard, “I am innocent”. Security is called to disperse a furious mob of septuagenarians barred entry from a sell-out Brexit event where Conservative Party darling, Jacob Rees-Mogg, is… Read more...
What was this badger doing outside the Conservative Party Conference? What was this badger doing outside the Conservative Party Conference?
Saturday 7 October is World Day for Decent Work, an annual event sponsored by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) to bring global attention to issues faced by workers. This year, the ITUC’s focus is on Corporate Greed, but CARE… Read more...
Ruksana Begum, a garment worker in Bangladesh, on her way to the factory Ruksana Begum, a garment worker in Bangladesh, on her way to the factory
In this final blog in the 3-part blog series on Contribution Tracing, we want to show you how an ancient monk, who has been dead for over 250 years, can help us to find data with the highest probative value… Read more...
Bayes Theorem is a law of probability theory that can be used to help us understand and deal with uncertainty Bayes Theorem is a law of probability theory that can be used to help us understand and deal with uncertainty
In the second in this 3-part blog series on Contribution Tracing we turn our attention to finding out which items of evidence are the most powerful. Read more...
Project staff at a workshop to learn about the Contribution Tracing methodology Project staff at a workshop to learn about the Contribution Tracing methodology