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Each year billions of dollars are spent on development programs with relatively few rigorous studies of whether they actually work. In 2004, CGD set out to address this lack of good quality impact evaluations and our recommendations led to the creation of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) in 2009. The number and quality of impact evaluations has risen significantly, but there is still a long way to go to make sure future development interventions are based on evidence of what works.
CGD hosted a panel discussion on HIV/AIDS and evaluation. Speakers included Martha Ainsworth, World Bank; Ruth Levine, Center for Global Development; Michele Orza, Institute of Medicine; and Cyril Pervilhac, World Health Organization.
How should the world's largest and most influential development institution address the challenges of the 21st Century? Ten distinguished speakers gathered on the eve of the World Bank/IMF 2005 Annual Meetings to offer fresh ideas. World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz and CGD President Nancy Birdsall before the start of the symposium. Access the proceedings