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

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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