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A conference hosted by the Center for Global Development (CGD) and co-sponsored by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
Remarks by Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development Richard Manning, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation
Morning Session Panelists Suzanne Duryea, Inter-American Development Bank John Hoddinott, International Food Policy Research Institute Scott Rozelle, Stanford University Justin Sandefur, Center for Global Development William Savedoff, Center for Global Development
Afternoon Session Panelists Annette Brown, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation Orlando Gracia, Sinergia David McKenzie, World Bank Howard White, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation
The impact evaluation world has changed dramatically through a range of initiatives at research institutions, think tanks, development agencies, and governmental policy units. It has now been seven years since CGD’s Evaluation Gap Working Group released “When Will We Ever Learn? Improving Lives Through Impact Evaluation,” and four years since the launch of 3ie.
The purpose of this conference is to reflect on what has been achieved in recent years, to consider how the environment has and has not changed, to assess existing initiatives aimed at improving the supply and use of high quality evidence and to provide ideas for 3ie as it considers the next stage of its strategy within this landscape. Please note that the afternoon sessions will be organized to include small group discussions with the intention of generating specific and useful ideas for future action.