The Politics of Evidence in International Development

The Politics of Evidence: Playing the Game to Change the Rules?, co-edited by Chris Roche, Irene Guijt (Overseas Development Institute) and Rosalind Eyben and Cathy Shutt (both from the Institute of Development Studies), was published in July 2015.  The development of the book followed the successful Politics of Evidence Conference held in Brighton, United Kingdom in 2013.

'The Politics of Evidence' details a history of a 'results-based' agenda and the consequences for development practice today. In doing so, it describes the external and internal drivers of the push for evidence, results and value for money in development agencies. Using a range of conceptual, theoretical and practical material, it presents an analysis of strategies that enable more transformative approaches to results and evidence within the sector.

See here for a review of the book.

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