On September 19-21, 2023 the Causal Pathways Initiative hosted three days of connecting, learning, and building a shared understanding of the evaluation and participatory practices that make causal pathways more visible.
This virtual Symposium engaged evaluators, evaluation commissioners, and non-profits who want to learn more about how to understand how, why, and under what conditions change is happening using non-experimental methods, while making their evaluations highly participatory and equity focused.
Check out the Symposium recordings below! You can also find this playlist directly on YouTube.
Causal Pathways Symposium
Causal Pathways Symposium Day 1: Welcome
Causal Pathways Symposium Day 1: Lost Causal
Causal Pathways Symposium Day 1: Philanthropy's Causal
Being Inspired: Exploring what becomes possible when causal pathways are made visible
Resources from Day 1
Session 1: Lost Causal: What do we mean by causal pathways and what myths are getting in the way? Lost Causal PowerPoint Slides
Session 2: Everyone's Causal: Causal analysis with working children, the CLARISSA experience. Everyone's Causal PowerPoint Slides
Session 3: Philanthropy’s causal: Discovering how philanthropic strategy and learning can be informed through causal approaches. Philanthropy's Causal PowerPoint Slides
Resources from Day 2
Getting practical: Exploring what it takes to explore causal pathways
Session 2: When should we be doing this? Evaluation questions and needs that benefit from causal approaches. When should we be doing this? PowerPoint Slides
Resources from Day 3
Digging in: Choosing the methods, practices, and processes that help you learn about causal pathways
Session 1: Engaging with the Causal Pathways Initiative. Engaging with CPI PowerPoint Slides
Sessions 2 and 3: Breakout topics
Check out the links below for videos of the breakout topics:
Realist evaluation - Slides only
The full playlist of videos of the Symposium can be found towards the top of this page and here.