TB meets IE: contributions of ethnography Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Taylor & Francis. Ethnographic methods can broaden impact evaluation by adding to randomised control trials to assess the effects of international development programmes. This article uses ethnographic findings on tuberculosis (TB) in the Philippines to analyse results of quantitative research and to assess an evaluation of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Philippines TB portfolio. Ladias ethnographic research explains critical aspects of TB patient and provider behaviour, often influenced by the stigma of TB, leading patients to adopt less effective care and ultimately sustaining the spread of the disease. Ethnography can provide information crucial to project success and to the evaluation of project effects.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Development Effectiveness

author list (cited authors)

  • Millard, A. V., & Ladia, M.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Millard, Ann V||Ladia, Mary Ann J

publication date

  • May 2015