Beginning in 2004, CGD convened a working group to evaluate the lack of good impact evaluation and recommend solutions. CGD then led the implementation of one key recommendation: the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), which provides funding and technical support for rigorous impact evaluations. CGD continues to monitor the generation and use of impact evaluations in development policy through its Evaluation Gap Newsletter.
CGD initiatives are practical proposals to improve the policies and practices of rich countries, international bodies, and others of means and influence to reduce global poverty and inequality. Initiatives draw upon the Center’s rigorous research and utilize innovative communications and direct engagement with decision-makers to change the world.