The theme of the 3rd EEEN forum is Linking evaluation findings to enhancing sustainability. Discussions will focus on the influence of evaluations, coordination of knowledge generated by evaluations, and linking the evaluation of policy measures to long-term policy goals.
Dan Levy and Julie Wilson will be conducting a one-week programme on "Using evidence to improve policy and programs" at the Harvard Keneddy School 22-27 June 2014. This programme is aimed primarily at professionals involved in designing, implementing or funding social programmes. The programme covers impact evaluation but it also focuses on other types of evidence. Application deadline 23 May 2014.
The Center for Effective Global Action, University of California, is holding this conference in association with J-PAL. It will highlight interventions policymakers can use to strengthen value chains and enable investment in agriculture.
The REPM 2014 conference hosted by the University of Cape Town. The purpose is to enhance research evaluation which will inform strategic research policy and planning.
07 apr 2014
3ie-funded study cited in the New York Times
A 3ie-funded impact evaluation of the Cheeranjivi Yojana, a health insurance programme in the state of Gujarat, India, undertaken by Duke University, was cited in an article titled Gujarat experiments with public health insurance in India Ink, New York Times, 3 April 2014.
The Community of Evaluators (CoE) South Asia is inviting applications for the documentation of innovative design, method, process, tool or technique for evaluation in South Asia. Application deadline: 25 April, 2014
From Protection to Production (FAO) is seeking three Research Economists and two Research Assistants to deepen and push forward the research agenda on the gender-differentiated impact of cash transfer programmes and other social protection interventions on household livelihoods and food security, using econometric analysis of impact evaluation household survey data. Deadline for applications 20 April 2014.
The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) brings together faculty and advanced graduate students in Economics and Political Science who combine field research experience in Africa with training in political economy methods. WGAPE serves as a forum for presenting works-in-progress, and provides an unparalleled opportunity for useful feedback by colleagues in the field.
25 mar 2014
Intern, 3ie, Washington, DC
3ie's Washington office is looking for an intern. Responsibilities include, writing impact evaluation summaries for 3ie's online database, conducting background research and performing empirical analysis, and conducting literature searches, among other tasks. The internship may be paid with or without credit or unpaid with credit. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Journal of Development Effectiveness, vol 6, issue 1 is out. The issue features a paper on Conditional, unconditional and everything in between: a systematic review of the effects of cash transfer programmes on schooling outcomes by Sarah Baird, Francisco H.G. Ferreira, Berk Özler & Michael Woolcock.
There's a section on book reviews as well. Howard White reviews three books -- Power: why some people have it – and others don’t, by Jeffrey Pfeffer, Hard facts, dangerous half-truths and total nonsense, by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton and The signal and the noise: the art and science of prediction, by Nate Silver.
The head of impact assessment will be responsible for measuring and reporting on the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology's (KLAUST) position within the industrial and academic sectors in Saudi Arabia and abroad.
Agricultural land tenure reforms have been less effective in Africa than Latin America or Asia, says Steven Lawry and Cyrus Samii in a Guardian op-ed. This is based on a systematic review, The impact of land property rights interventions on investment and agricultural productivity in developing countries. 3ie provided the quality assurance support for this review.
A three-day international workshop on Evaluating Forest Conservation Initiatives, held in Barcelona in December 2013. The workshop brought together about 40 researchers, practitioners and policymakers to discuss the complexities involved in evaluating forest conservation initiatives. Philip Davies, 3ie Deputy Director - Systematic Reviews was as the workshop. Davies has been cited in this blog by the Center for International Forestry Research.
11 mar 2014
Social protection training programme
The Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI), together with the African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD), is offering a two-week course between 23 June and 4 July, aimed at providing participants with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in the development of social protection programmes in Africa. Participants will acquire tools required for the appropriate identification and successful design and implementation of these programmes.