2016 Description of method

Pathways to Change: Evaluating Development Interventions with Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Barbara Befani

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is a method particularly well suited for systematic and rigorous comparisons and synthesis of information over a limited number of cases. In addition to a presentation of the method, this report provides an innovative step-wise guide on how to apply and quality-assure the application of QCA to real-life development evaluation, indicating the common mistakes and challenges for each step.

A brief review of the report at MandE