Estelle Raimondo (PhD) is a methods expert at the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group, where she leads evaluations and advises and trains teams on a wide range of methods. She is also a Professorial Lecturer at the George Washington University and a Methods advisor for Global Affairs Canada. She has trained evaluation professionals at IPDET, the AEA, EES, Norad and the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her research has been published in several internationally peer-reviewed journals. Her first book is: Dealing with complexity in development evaluation: a practical approach (2015, with Michael Bamberger and Jos Vaessen; SAGE Publications). She is a Board member of the European Evaluation Society.
IV-d: Theory-based causal Analysis: Process Tracing, QCA and Pattern-Matching in practice
This workshop covers the following topics: review of various causal theories and their affiliated theory-based evaluation methods; fundamentals of designing a theory-based causal analysis; applications using three case-based approaches: (1) process tracing; (2) pattern-matching; (3) Qualitative Comparative Analysis.