We offer training courses both for QuIP data collection and data analysis. If you would be interested in using the QuIP in your work, please get in touch with us using the form on the right.
For a comprehensive introduction to QuIP and some case studies, please see our book, Attributing Development Impact: The Qualitative Impact Protocol Casebook. Individual chapters are available to download for free!
Please take a look at our blog posts as many address methodological questions related to the QuIP.
Do also check Who we work with as some reports are published here.
Example QuIP study reports
- Tearfund produced their own report from a QuIP study undertaken in Uganda to understand the contribution of local church community mobilisation projects; Flourishing churches, flourishing communities: Church and community mobilisation in Uganda, ,
- C&A in Mexico commissioned a QuIP study to understand the impact of a programme to improve the working conditions and wellbeing of textile and apparel factories in Central Mexico, Read their report here: C&A Foundation, Mexico
- Two older reports from the initial DFID Assessing Rural Transformations research project (2012-2015) are also available: Ethiopia, Self Help Africa and Malawi, Self Help Africa
Publications and briefing papers
Shorter introductions and guidelines:
- The QuIP briefing paper – an accessible methodological guide which outlines the QuIP approach in the context of other similar evaluation methods, the best place to start!
- QuIP compared to thirty other approaches to impact evaluation – a brief look at how QuIP is inspired by, fits in with and compares to other well used approaches.
- A brief guide to QuIP sampling
- QuIP and the Yin/Yang of Quant and Qual: How to navigate QuIP visualisations – A paper to be used alongside QuIP reports to help with the understanding of visualisations and the vexed issue of quantifying qualitative data.
Prefer to listen?
- A lecture for the Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL, July 2018) – Development Impact Attribution: Mental Models and Methods in ‘Mixed Marriage’ Evaluations, James Copestake (Professor of international development at the University of Bath)
- A recorded QuIP presentation – Cautionary tales of complex causation: Qualitative and mixed method impact assessment of climate change and livelihood transformations in Africa
More in-depth articles:
- Social impact investment and the attribution challenge – a CDS workshop report, including a comprehensive inventory of tools available for assessing the social effects of impact investment.
- Managing relationships in qualitative impact evaluation to improve development outcomes: QuIP choreography as a case study. August 2016 Working Paper focusing on the ethical, political and technical implications of the ‘blinding’ and ‘unblinding’ of researchers and respondents in QuIP studies. Now published in the journal Evaluation, Volume 24 Issue 2, April 2018
- Credible impact evaluation in complex contexts. James Copestake’s article in the journal Evaluation
- Assessing rural transformations: piloting a qualitative impact protocol in Malawi and Ethiopia – James Copestake and Fiona Remnant’s chapter in the book: Mixed Methods Research in Poverty and Vulnerability, Edited by K. Roelen and L. Camfield.
A manual for commissioners and field researchers carrying out QuIP studies, including example questionnaires.
*Please note these guidelines were developed during the Assessing Rural Transformations (ART) project (2012-2015). Updated guidelines will be published later in 2018, sign up to our newsletter to receive notification of publication – Sign up