Process Tracing

The seminar discussed the significance of Process Tracing in assessing impacts of interventions and policies. The seminar included conceptual and group-work sessions to develop the participants’ understanding of plausible mechanisms, causal mechanisms, causal inferences and evidence supporting causal inferences.

Sessions Content:

  • What is Process Tracing
  • Understanding the Mechanisms
  • Three Variants of Process Tracing:
    - Theory-testing
    - Theory-building
    - Explaining outcome

It was a 3 hours seminar taught by one of LEBEVAL members Mrs. Rania Fazah. who Rania Fazah has expertise in public policy & programs evaluation, performance measurement, organizational capacity development; and result-based management. She has worked with various governmental and international organizations such as IDRC, Save The Children, USAID, Oxfam, NRGI, UN agencies, and the private sector in Afghanistan, Canada, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Palestine, Pakistan, Qatar, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, UK, USA & Yemen. She holds a Masters in Evaluation from the University of Melbourne–Australia; a post-graduate diploma in program and policy evaluation from Carleton University Ottawa,Canada; and a BA in journalism and political sciences from the Lebanese University - Beirut. Rania is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society and LebEval.