Do decisions always need to be informed by evidence from your local context? How can results of impact evaluations conducted in different contexts apply where you work? Adopting a generalizability framework for integrating different types of evidence and data – including results from randomized evaluations, knowledge of the local context, and implementation considerations – can help policymakers and practitioners make evidence-informed decisions.
On July 17, ATAI staff presented a framework for bringing evidence from one context to another on a webinar hosted by the Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) Community of Practice. In this webinar, ATAI staff introduced a framework for considering whether existing evidence on effective programs can be integrated into decision-making and practice. The framework was then applied through a case study of an innovative credit and storage program. The session also included discussion of how ATAI has helped policymakers use the framework in their context, and concluded with a discussion of when to leverage the framework and where to find evidence. A recording of the webinar can be found here.