10:30—12:00 PM ET

Reinvigorating the Evidence Agenda at Development Organizations


Ilan Goldfajn, President, Inter-American Development Bank


Nathanael Bevan, Deputy Director Research, Research & Evidence Directorate, UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Sekhar Bonu, former Director General, Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office, NITI Aayog, New Delhi, and 3ie Board Member

Anne Healy, Senior Advisor to the Chief Economist, US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Arianna Legovini, Director of the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME), World Bank

Santiago Levy, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and 3ie Board Member

Håvard Mokleiv Nygård, Director of Knowledge, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)


Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President of CGD, CEO of CGD Europe, and Senior Fellow

Marie Gaarder, Executive Director, 3ie

This event will be hosted in-person at CGD's DC office: 2055 L St NW, 5th floor, Washington, DC 20036

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) was founded 15 years ago to help determine whether social programs make a difference for development outcomes and inform decision-making. Since then, there has been significant progress in the evidence ecosystem.
In recent years, the focus has turned to facilitating the use of evidence, but challenges persist. The Center for Global Development’s recent Working Group on New Evidence Tools for Policy Impact highlights that the available funding, capacity, and institutional incentives for learning and evidence use continue to be limited across governments, aid agencies, and international organizations. 
Join us on May 24 for an in-person event co-hosted by CGD and 3ie that brings together research and operational experts from leading development organizations. Speakers will share lessons learned on how to integrate data and evidence into routine decision-making. They will also highlight concrete examples of using evidence to enhance the impact of public and aid resources. The event will feature a series of presentations, a panel discussion, and audience Q&A. As 3ie celebrates its 15th anniversary, we look forward to reflecting together on what we have learned, and exploring new pathways for evidence leadership, incentives, and impact.

Lunch will be provided.


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