Elmeligy, Rana: Travel Grant - 2016-2017

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Project Title: 
Reviewing Impact Assessment in Grassroots Development: how does social impact assessment take place in practice?
Project Abstract: 
This paper will examine development effectiveness through the lens of impact assessment. The question of whether development solutions work is key in international development, and consequently the question of capturing impact of development projects arises. This paper tackles an untapped area of research of grassroots development projects’ impact, which are usually questioned unless they match the ‘gold’ standard of impact evaluations. The development literature is in need of acquiring lessons from the field and practice that may have alternative approaches to impact assessment in international development, which is the topic of this paper.