QuIP Casebook – Attributing Development Impact

The Centre for Development Studies and BSDR have published a book presenting the experiences of designing and executing eight different QuIP studies, from the perspective of both the independent evaluators and the commissioners. Attributing Development Impact is based on studies undertaken by BSDR in the first two years following its launch as a social enterprise and illustrate the potential flexibility of the QuIP and its continued evolution as we learned from each project. The book contains detailed methodological reflections and guidelines on the approach.

The book is available in hard copy, but also as a free download – a list of the chapters is available below:

The book, like the QuIP, is rooted in empirics and practice and presents a fresh way to approach the ‘attribution challenge’. Huge thanks to a distinguished panel of reviewers who provided the following endorsements:

‘A simple, transparent method to deliver timely, cost-effective and credible causal attributions.’ Nancy Cartwright – UCSD; Durham University

‘The QuIP enables applied social science to faithfully uphold accountability norms while generating sound and useable conclusions.’ Michael Woolcock -World Bank; Harvard University

‘The QuIP is an enormously important addition to impact evaluation approaches.’ Patricia Rogers – Director, Better Evaluation