What are we doing?

The CECAN team and co-funders are working on a variety of activities and outputs. Please see below for more details.

CECAN Short CPD Course Series

cpd courses

CECAN encourages and facilitates ongoing interaction between policymakers, evaluators, researchers, evidence analysts, consultants, social and natural scientists, method and evaluation specialists and others. We are forming a community of practice across Nexus domains that helps shape our work and encourages co-learning.

One of CECAN's mechanisms of knowledge exchange, is to run a series of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short courses, taught by members of the team who are renowned for their expertise in specific policy evaluation methods:

15th & 16th February 2017 - Evaluating Complex Interventions with Process Tracing and Bayesian Updating - Dr Barbara Befani, University of Surrey

21st February 2017 - Getting To Grips With Wicked Issues Using Exploratory Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) - Professor Dave Byrne, Durham University

Nexus Shocks Project

Nexus Shocks Project CECAN

In 2015, the Nexus Network funded Dr Candice Howarth to set up the Nexus Shocks (NS) network which sought to facilitate constructive conversations on nexus shocks topics. Dr Howarth has been awarded a Fellowship by the Nexus Network to continue to the work that was initiated in 2015.

The NS network now comprises over 300 stakeholders from academic, business, government and not-for-profit organisations all interested in decision-making processes in the context of resilience to nexus shocks.

CECAN Policy & Practice Note Series

CECAN EPPN SeriesCECAN has launched a Policy and Practice Note Series, with e-versions available to download.

Qualitative Comparative Analysis: A Pragmatic Method for Evaluating Intervention - Professor David Byrne, Durham University (Lead). Agent Based Modelling for Evaluation - Helen Wilkinson, Risk Solutions (Lead). Dependency Models - Dr Emma Uprichard, Warwick University (Lead). Testing Contribution Claims with Bayesian Updating - Dr Barbara Befani, University of Surrey (Lead).

CECAN - funded and supported by the following organisations