Assessing Rural Transformations was a three year ESRC/DFID funded action research project investigating credible ways to assess the impact of development activities, particularly when the intervention takes place in the context of complex processes of rural transformation. Qualitative monitoring was conducted using a new qualitative impact assessment protocol, referred to as the QuIP.

This brief presents an overview of the QuIP in three steps: the background to the QuIP and its main aims; the data collection and analysis methodology; and QuIP in the context of other approaches to evaluation. Each section can be read independently.

For a video on QuIP methodology from Dr James Copestake please see this video

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