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Public Event

"When Will We Ever Learn: Improving Lives through Impact Evaluation" Policy Recommendations from the CGD Evaluation Gap Working Group

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The CGD Evaluation Gap Working Gap launched their report, When Will We Ever Learn? Improving Lives Through Impact Evaluation at this event. Opening addresses were made by the working group co-chairs Ruth Levine, Director of Programs and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development and William D. Savedoff, Senior Partner, Social Insight. The keynote speakers were followed by a lively panel discussion that featured: Jon Baron, Executive Director, Coalition for Evidence-based Policy; David Gootnick, Director of International Affairs and Trade, US Government Accountability Office; Kenneth Peel, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Development Finance and Debt, US Treasury; Nilmini Rubin, Professional Staff Member for International Economics, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and; Franck Wiebe, Managing Director for Economic Analysis, Millennium Challenge Corporation.

  • *Watch Ruth Levine's opening address (If you are having problems streaming the video it also available for download. (48.3 MB) )
  • *Watch William Savedoff's opening remarks (If you are having problems streaming the video it also available for download. (46.3 MB) ) 
  • Download the full text transcript (pdf)
  • Download William Savedoff's Powerpoint presentation (pdf)

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