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From Evidence to Action: How Impact Measurement Can Drive Better Development Decisions

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:15pm

There is a lot of development data out there. But how do we translate this information into better development decisions--and better outcomes? 

This event, convened by the development nonprofit TechnoServe, in collaboration with the Center for Global Development, will explore some of the key questions that affect billions of aid dollars: How do we compare cost-effectiveness across a wide spectrum of projects? What would development look like if long-term impact studies were a part of every project design? How do we leverage rigorous findings of impact to scale successful projects?

Join us for a morning of lively panel discussions and a debate-style session, as we explore how to use evidence to create better policy and transform the prospects of the world’s poor.

The detailed agenda can be found here.


João Brites, Global Manager of Sustainable Development, AB InBev

Mayra Buvinic, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Dianne Calvi, Chief Executive Officer, Village Enterprise

Kealy Sloan, Program Manager, Agriculture & Development, Sustainable Food Lab

Thomas Debass, Acting Special Representative for Global Partnerships, U.S. Department of State 

Kate Scaife Diaz, Director of Impact, TechnoServe

Amanda Glassman, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Elijah Goldberg, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, ImpactMatters

Randall Kempner, Executive Director, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

Veronica Olazabal, Director, Measurement, Evaluation & Organizational Performance, The Rockefeller Foundation 

Theresa Osborne, Deputy Chief Economist and Managing Director for Economic Analysis, Millennium Challenge Corporation 

Melissa Patsalides, Director, Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research, U.S. Agency for International Development 

William Warshauer, President and CEO, TechnoServe


Related Experts

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Executive Vice President of CGD, CEO of CGD Europe, and Senior Fellow
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Senior Fellow Emeritus

Monday, June 11
9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Breakfast will be available starting at 9:00 a.m.

Access a detailed agenda here.

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