A shot in the arm: why engaging with a range of stakeholders matters

24 April 2019
Author: Ananta Seth, Radhika Menon

When 3ie set up the Innovations in Increasing Immunisation Evidence Programme, we realised early on that we had to walk the talk. The evidence programme funded formative and impact evaluations of community-based approaches for boosting coverage in countries with low or stagnating immunisation rates. But community members and local decision makers had not been figuring prominently in our approach to how our grantees engage with stakeholders.

Putting government in the driver’s seat to generate and use impact evaluations in the Philippines

11 March 2019
Author: Emmanuel Jimenez, Tara Kaul, Fides Borja

Impact evaluations are sometimes criticised for being supply-driven. It is hard to know for sure. There is no counterfactual to what would have happened without the impact evaluation.   

From capacity building to developing capacities: dreaming big about improving evidence use

22 February 2019
Author: Beryl Leach, Ruth Stewart
Knowledge and information sharing are two of the main reasons people join the Africa Evidence Network (AEN). More specifically, demand for more capacity development for evidence production and use comes up again and again in our webinars, in blogs from our members and in what they share with us via the AEN website and newsletter. We see this demand in the high turnout for workshops at our biennial AEN conference. Yet, people we talk with are frustrated with the types of capacity development on offer in our region.

Field notes on latrine use promotion in Odisha, India

18 January 2019
Odisha has one of the lowest rates of sanitation coverage in India, with over 50 per cent of rural households in need of latrines. 3ie’s Neeta Goel and Radhika Menon joined programme implementers from Emory University and Gram Vikas for a learning exchange to understand what works and what doesn’t in sanitation behaviour change programmes. Representatives from all three organisations authored this blog, capturing the key lessons learned that can inform sanitation policy.

3ie: from take-off to cruising through an ever changing world

28 December 2018
Author: Emmanuel Jimenez
Even though it’s been over three years since I joined 3ie, I was still fascinated to read Howard White’s reflections on how it all started. A question that has often come up for me as well is about why I’m in Delhi. As Howard said, the vision of an organisation having its locus of authority be in the Global South, is something that attracted me as well.