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Measuring Up: Metrics, Data, and Methods to Measure Development Results

Measuring Up: Metrics, Data, and Methods to Measure Success

There is an increasing expectation that development assistance be “results focused”—but what does that mean? How do we determine the targets that define the success of a given program, and what tools should we use to measure our progress?   What are the benefits and drawbacks of various metrics, methods, tools, and data gathering methods?  

"Measuring Up" is a series designed to spark greater knowledge sharing in the development community about what success looks like in Global Development, as well as they ways we measure, assess, and evaluate it.  We hope you will share your views and perspectives in the comments to our blog posts.

Measuring Up: When “What Works” Doesn’t

Measuring Up: When “What Works” Doesn’t

What an essay about closing the achievement gap in US public schools tells us about “what works” in international development

Jeff Chelsky

Collateral damage: the pitfalls of quantitative measures of success

Collateral damage the pitfalls of quantitative measures of success

An evaluator’s perspective on "Weapons of Math Destruction"

Jeff Chelsky