Media Coverage

Making Impact Evaluation Matter was featured prominently in national dailies and international news outlets.

News articles and features

Devex, 13 October 2014

In high-risk contexts, higher stakes for impact evaluation

Devex writes about the debates on impact evaluation in high risk areas on a panel discussion at the Making Impact Evaluation Matter conference.

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Devex, 04 September 2014

How much do impact evaluations cost?

The Making Impact Evaluation Matter conference was featured in an article on Devex on the cost of undertaking impact evaluations.

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Manila Bulletin, 07 September 2014

Gov’t allots P300M for impact evaluation, process assessment

3ie will commission impact evaluations of the Philippine government’s development programmes, states Howard White at a press conference to mark the opening of the Making Impact Evaluation Matter conference.

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Devex, 03 September 2014

Impact evaluations to guide policy

Op-ed on Devex on the challenges and possibilities of applying impact evaluation to guide policy. Evidence from this growing body of evaluative work directed at policy will be reviewed at Making Impact Evaluation Matter conference.

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Business Mirror, 03 September 2014

Underspending on projects research led to waste of government resources–Neda

A press conference was held at the Asian Development Bank to kick off the conference. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority Arsenio Balisacan, Philippine Institute for Development Studies, President Gilberto Llanto, Director-General of ADB’s Independent Evaluation Department Vinod Thomas, and 3ie Executive Director Howard White were panellists at this press conference.

This article was also featured in the Business Inquirer

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Asian Journal, 03 September 2014

ADB hosts large-scale Asia-Pacific Conference

Coverage of first impact evaluation conference in the region which is being attended by policymakers, programme managers and researchers.

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InterAksyon, 03 September 2014

NEDA chief presses budget for project evaluation to plug leakage in public funds

Coverage of the press conference prior to the Making Impact Evaluation Matter conference.

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Business Standard, 03 September 2014

3ie-supported impact evaluation findings to be presented at the conference

Findings from a 3ie-supported impact evaluation were featured in the Indian national daily, Business Standard. These findings will also be presented at the international conference on impact evaluations and systematic reviews in Manila.

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Asian Development Bank blog, 01 September 2014

Impact evaluations crucial for effective public policy

Across Asia, impact evaluations of development programmes are changing government policies. We’re moving from interest-based to evidence-based policies, says Vinod Thomas, director general, Independent Evaluation Department at the Asian Development Bank. Discussions at the Making Impact Evaluation Matter conference focussed on how impact evaluations can contribute to programme design and decision making in various sectors.

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