Ex-Post Evaluation Writing

Broadpeak offers independent, objective, and comprehensive evaluation analysis, be it mid-term, end-term or ex-post evaluation writing, by applying the OECD DAC criteria.

The impact evaluations we provide inform about the positive and negative, intended and unintended, direct and indirect impacts of an intervention, and they aim to identify the causes of the observed changes (causal attribution). A well-founded Theory of Change helps to investigate links along the causal chain between an intervention’s activities, outputs, outcomes, and impacts.

We use three main strategies to determine causal attribution: (1) estimating the counterfactual by asking what would have happened in the absence of the intervention, (2) reviewing the consistency of evidence for the causal relationships with the help of the theory of change, and (3) ruling out alternative explanations through evidence-based processes. Applying a combination of these strategies increases the validity of the conclusions which are drawn.

If required, we conduct proper research designs to address causal attribution. Either through (1) experimental designs (e.g. with randomized controlled trials – RCTs), (2) Quasi-experimental designs (constructing a comparison group through regression discontinuity, propensity scores, etc.), or (3) Non-experimental designs (reviewing the consistency of evidence with what can be expected if the intervention was producing the impacts or whether other factors could provide alternative explanations).

We are diving deep into your project’s history and undertake a detailed assessment by involving all the relevant stakeholders. We see it as our job to help you gain a full and clear understanding of your project’s results for you to incorporate a continuous learning curve as an institution.