3ie-IFPRI Washington Seminars

The 3ie-IFPRI Washington seminar series focuses on examining evidence from impact evaluations of development interventions in a wide variety of sectors.

The seminars explore innovative research on impact evaluation and facilitate discussions.

Past seminars

A firm of one's own: short vs. long term impacts of a labor market intervention for young women, 10 March 2016, 12:00-1:30 pm; Speaker: Pamela Jakiela, University of Maryland
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Malaria eradication and economic outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from Uganda, 11 February 2016, 12:30-2 pm; Speaker: Jeremy Barofsky, The Brookings Institution
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How sustainable are benefits from extension for smallholder women farmers? Evidence from a ‘reverse-randomized control trial’ in Uganda, 14 January 2016, 12:00-1:30 pm; Speaker: Stephen Smith and Vida Bobic, George Washington University
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Assessing the impacts of Mais Educação on educational outcomes: evidence between 2007 and 2011, 9 December 2015, 12:00-1:30 p.m; Speaker: Rita Almeida, The World Bank
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Do mass polio vaccination campaigns limit the use of other healthcare services?, 12 November 2015, 12:00- 1:30 p.m; Speaker: Stéphane Helleringer, Johns Hopkins University
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Financial constraints and girls’ secondary education: evidence from school fee elimination in the Gambia, 22 October 2015, Speaker: Moussa Blimpo, The World Bank
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Information and communication technologies, prenatal care services and neonatal health, 10 September 2015, 12.30-2 p.m.; Speaker: Maria Fernanda Rodrigo, Inter-American Development Bank
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Measuring the unmeasurable: applying a broader view of mixed methods to evaluate the impact of energy-efficient home heating stoves in Mongolia, 25 June 2015, 12.30-2 p.m.; Speaker: Leslie Hodel, Social Impact
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Promoting career aspirations as an HIV prevention strategy: findings from the Tisankhenji radio program in Malawi, 23 April 2015, 12-1.30 p.m., Speaker: Rajiv Rimal, George Washington Universit
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Gender and technology diffusion, 26 February 2015, 12-1.30 p.m., Speaker: Florence Kondylis, The World Bank
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Debt reduction for life: the impact of the heavily indebted poor countries initiatives on child mortality, 22 January 2015, 12.30-2 p.m., Speaker: Eric Djimeu, 3ie
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Reducing early childhood diarrhea through improved learning, 11 December 2014, 12.30-2 p.m., Speaker: Agha Ali Akram, Evidence Action
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Encouraging stewardship of a common good: experimental evidence from Kenya, 13 November 2014, 12.30-2 p.m., Speaker: Clair Null, Mathematica
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The role of price information in agricultural markets: evidence from rural Peru, 23 October 2014, 12.30-2 p.m., Speaker: Eduardo Nakasone, Michigan State University
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Skill transferability, migration and development: evidence from population resettlement in Indonesia, 30 September 2014, 12.30-2 p.m., Speaker: Samuel Bazzi, Boston University
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The economic effects of transportation infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa, 11 September 2014, 12.30-2 p.m., Speaker: Remi Jedwab, George Washington University
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Health information, treatment and worker productivity: experimental evidence from Malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters, 12 June 2014, 12.30-2 p.m., Speaker: Jed Friedman, World Bank
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Do peer effects influence household decision making? Evidence from child food intake in India, 22 May 2014, 12.30-2 p.m. Speaker: Eeshani Kandpal, World Bank
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Rekindling learning? The impact of e-readers on cognitive outcomes in Lagos, Nigeria, 10 April 2014, 12.30-2 p.m. Speaker: James Habyarimana, Georgetown University
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More schooling and more learning? Effects of a three-year conditional cash transfer program in Nicaragua after 10 years, 27 February 2014, 12.30-2 p.m. Speaker: John Maluccio, Middlebury Colleg
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Zambia's child grant program, 30 January 2014, Speaker: David Seidenfeld, American Institutes for Research (AIR)
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The impact of cash and food transfers: Evidence from a randomized intervention in Niger, 5 December 2013, Speaker: John Hoddinott, IFPRI
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How price sensitive is primary and secondary school enrollment? Evidence from nationwide tuition fee reforms in South Africa, 10 October 2013, Speaker: Robert Garlick, World Bank Development Research Group
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Shelter from the Storm: Upgrading Housing Infrastructure in Latin American Slums, 5 September, 2013, Speaker: Sebastian Galiani, University of Maryland
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Scaling Up What Works: Experimental Evidence on External Validity in Kenyan Education, 9 May, 2013, Speaker: Justin Sandefur, Center for Global Development
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Empowering Adolescent Girls: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Uganda, 11 April, 2013, Speaker: Markus Goldstein, World Bank
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Does Information Technology Flatten Interest Articulation? Evidence from Uganda, 14 March, 2013, Speaker: Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania

Promoting Democracy in Fragile States: Insights from a Field Experiment in Liberia, 8 March, 2013; Speaker: Cyrus Samii, New York University
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The Impact of the Kenya cash transfer for orphans and vulnerable children (CT-OVC) Programme on Productive Activities and Labor Allocation, 31 January, 2013; Speaker: Paul Winters, American University
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Understanding Heterogeneity: Risk and Learning in the Adoption of Agricultural Technologies, 13 December, 2012; Speaker: Andrew Zeitlin, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
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Orange Sweet Potato: Biofortification, Crop Adoption, and Health Outcomes in Mozambique and Uganda; 18 October, 2012; Speakers: Alan de Brauw, Dan Gilligan, IFPRI

Cash Transfers, Behavioral Changes, and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment; 6 September, 2012; Speaker: Renos Vakis, World Bank
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Debt Structure, Entrepreneurship, and Risk: Evidence from Microfinance; 6 June, 2012; Speaker: Erica Field, Duke University Department of Economics
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Business Training and Female Enterprise Start-up and Growth in Sri Lanka; 23 May, 2012; Speaker: David McKenzie, World Bank
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