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