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Make some noise: putting unintended effects on the agenda

“Reality is so inherently complex that unintended effects are bound to occur…” but this does not mean we can turn a blind eye. In this animation video, we describe the typologies of unintended effects, make the case for why unintended effects should no longer be ignored, and outline the first practical steps to address them.  


Jabeen, S. (2016). Do we really care about unintended outcomes? An analysis of evaluation theory and practice. Evaluation and Program Planning, 55: 144–154

Koch, D.-J. and Schulpen, L. (2018) ‘Introduction to the special issue unintended effects of International Cooperation’, Evaluation and Program Planning, 68: 202–9. 

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