Spotlight | Reflections on 2021
We are in an era of uncertainty. As development professionals, we are trying to lean in and adapt to people's changing needs. I am both awed and humbled by those at 3ie and beyond who, despite everything, have tried to do their best to understand the needs of decision-makers and program implementers, and delivered actionable evidence, tools and resources to help inform their work. Please join me in recognizing these efforts as we close this year.
The Development Evidence Portal
The Development Evidence Portal (DEP) is the world’s largest database of impact evaluations and systematic reviews on interventions to improve lives in low- and middle-income countries. It is updated monthly and contains more than 10,000 impact evaluations, systematic reviews and evidence gap maps. The DEP provides advanced searching capabilities and a rich set of options for filtering studies to help you find the evidence you need.
Transparency, Reproducibility and Ethics (TRE) Initiative
Research that generates evidence requires accountability, transparency, and learning. As both an evidence producer and consumer, 3ie sees the research transparency and reproducibility movement as a means to understand and mitigate challenges to the credibility of social science research. Our renewed Transparency, Reproducibility, and Ethics (TRE) Policy is a step towards stronger integration of ethical principles into practice.
A classification of interventions and outcomes
Our Development Evidence Portal has an advanced search option to help you find what you need. While this is a good start to filtering your results, we realized that a standardized vocabulary for classifying interventions and outcomes could make it even easier. Whether you are a researcher, a practitioner or a policymaker, we think you might be interested in our latest innovation: An intervention-outcome taxonomy for international development.