Bringing academic standards and policy reality together.
ADE offers strong in-house expertise in impact evaluation using a rigorous mixed methods approach from evaluation design to data visualisation and policy briefs. We conduct fully-fledged impact evaluations from baseline to endline, but also assist in data management, data analysis, and the development of impact monitoring and evaluation systems.
Working on the edge of research and consultancy, ADE provides a relevant and realistic design for each situation to capture and measure changes, and to assess attribution/contribution. We implement experimental, quasi-experimental design, but also make use of process tracing, contribution analysis, qualitative comparative analysis. We team up with academic researchers and a large network of local experts to combine the most up-to-date techniques with the field and context knowledge.
Our innovative approach to collecting reliable first-hand data targets a wide range of stakeholders and uses sound secondary data to produce rigorous data analysis and evidence-based findings.
ADE generates high-quality data analysis making use of different data sources (geo-spatial data, big data, household surveys, etc.) to produce evidence-based findings and formulate actionable recommendations for policymakers.
We value a participatory approach and sensemaking process to increase learning and capacity transfers, as well as to ensure relevance of findings and recommendations.
Some of our staff teach impact evaluation in practice at a range of universities (Université libre de Bruxelles, Georgetown University, University of Namur, Luxembourg University). We also contribute to learning process activities on rigorous impact evaluation, and actively participate in international conferences.