Mokoro host seminar on qualitative evidence

  • 14 February 2019

On Friday 11 January, Mokoro was delighted to host a seminar on qualitative evidence gathering methods. Following our previous seminar on collecting evidence for development, this seminar looked further into some of the qualitative approaches available and their use by and usefulness for policymakers and practitioners.

Our panel was chaired by Catherine Dom (Mokoro Principal Consultant) and consisted of James Copestake (University of Bath), Gary Goertz (University of Notre Dame), Bev Jones (Consultant, Port Meadow Consulting) and Lilli Loveday (Plan International UK). The speakers explored the value of qualitative/ alternative evidence and discussed various methods of qualitative/alternative evidence gathering, spoke to the issues around necessary synthesis of diverse data, and how quantitative and qualitative approaches to research can connect more meaningfully, with concrete examples from Plan’s Real Choices, Real Lives study, from HelpAge International Moldova programme, and DFID programmes in North Africa.

It was fascinating to listen to our speakers who approached the subject from different angles and to see how it all connected. The presentations provided lots of food for thought and stimulating discussions with our 50+ participants from a range of policy and practice perspectives.

A video and the presentations from this seminar are available here.