What can we learn from field experiments on media, communication and governance? Research Briefing Issue 3

This brief shares the findings of a review of methods used to evaluate the impact of media on governance outcomes

Abstract

What constitutes good evidence is currently subject to intense debate within the international development community. There is particular interest in making greater use of experimental and quasi-experimental research methods to assess the effect and impact of development interventions. This briefing shares the findings of a review of such methods used to evaluate the impact of media and media assistance on governance outcomes.

This Briefing is based on the report: Democracy, governance and randomised media assistance.

Citation

Godfrey, A. What can we learn from field experiments on media, communication and governance? Research Briefing Issue 3. BBC Media Action, (2014) 8 pp.

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