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. 
CGD and 3ie co-hosted an event 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. The speakers highlight concrete examples of using evidence to enhance the impact of public and aid resources. As 3ie celebrates its 15th anniversary, we reflect together on what we have learned and explore new pathways for evidence leadership, incentives, and impact.

We encourage you to read this summary blog post from 3ie's website.


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