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.

How process evaluation can help improve program design and implementation
How process evaluation can help improve program design and implementation

A process evaluation can serve several purposes. It can be used to strengthen the impact evaluation design, it can help improve project implementation, and it can provide recommendations on how to improve the design and implementation of future projects. This blog by 3ie Senior Research Fellow Michael Bamberger is the first in a two-part series that looks at different process evaluation approaches and the benefits of using process evaluation.

In the fast-growing field of food systems impact evaluations, a shift toward evaluating consumer behaviour
In the fast-growing field of food systems impact evaluations, a shift toward evaluating consumer behaviour

We have identified 82 new studies as part of our second update to 3ie's living Food Systems and Nutrition Evidence Gap Map, originally published in early 2021. This blog underscores the interventions new research focuses on and the evidence gaps it tries to address in this rapidly-changing field.

Evaluation Specialist

Posted on: 14 April 2022 Jobs

3ie is inviting applications for the post of Evaluation Specialist preferably based in the UK, India or the US. An evaluation specialist provides technical and management leadership of and support for impact evaluations, synthesis, and/or other evidence programs. Key responsibilities include leading research and evaluation projects, supporting the preparation of proposal materials for fundraising, grant management and contributing to institutional advancement through representing 3ie at events, and leading on publications. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Business Development Coordinator/Associate (remote)

Posted on: 7 April 2022 Jobs

3ie is looking for a Business Development Coordinator/Associate to work closely with technical staff on developing competitive proposals, strengthening the business development knowledge base at 3ie, and implementing research projects. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

What impacts can be expected from Benin’s strategy to expand vocational education?

Other briefs 3ie 2022

Authors of this rapid response brief examine key research on programming related to the Benin government's strategy on expanding vocational education.

Promoting women’s groups for facilitating market linkages in Bihar, India

Working paper 3ie 2021
Authors of this paper analyze the effects of market linkages on women's agricultural producer groups, which are part of the Women's Advancement in Rural Development and Agriculture (WARDA) project in Purnea District, Bihar.

Do performance-based contract models perform?

Other briefs 3ie 2022
This brief summarizes findings from a rapid evidence assessment that synthesizes available rigorous impact evaluations of performance-based contracting in road construction in L&LMIC countries.

Incorporating process evaluation into impact evaluation: what, why and how

Working paper 3ie 2022
The authors of this paper lay down guidelines that can provide impact evaluators with tools and ideas on how to explore and add relevant elements of process evaluations to experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluation designs.

Understanding caste-based differences in self help groups: Evidence from India’s NRLM program

Working paper 3ie 2022
Authors of this paper analyze the caste-based differences in office bearer positions, participation and benefits received by women who are members of self-help groups under India’s National Rural Livelihoods Mission.

Treatment as prevention: A replication study on a universal test and treat cluster-randomized trial in South Africa from 2012–2016

Replication paper 3ie 2022

Authors of this paper replicated a landmark study by Iwuji and colleagues (2018) who examined the use of treatment as prevention (TaSP) trials for HIV-positive individuals in rural South Africa.

May 2022

gLOCAL Evaluation Week 2022

Conferences 30 May - 03 June 2022 Online gLOCAL 2022 invites the M&E community to join the dialogue on how innovations in data collection, analysis, and use are influencing M&E field. With “EvalEvolve” as the overarching theme, event organizers can consider a number of different aspects of how the field is changing to meet current realities and future needs.

06 - 10
June 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark

The 14th European Evaluation Society, Biennial Conference

Conference 06 - 10 June 2022 Copenhagen, Denmark The EES 2022 Conference aims to provide an opportunity for evaluators, commissioners and users to come together to design the contours of necessary paradigmatic shifts and identify concrete actions.

06 - 07
July 2022

Call for papers: New methods for impact evaluations in conflict and humanitarian emergency settings research workshop

Workshop 06 - 07 July 2022 Online

International Security and Development Center (ISDC) invites submissions of research papers (including work in progress and working papers) for a workshop on new methods for rigorous impact evaluations of interventions in conflict and humanitarian emergency settings to be held in a hybrid format in Berlin on 6-7 July 2022. Priority will be given to interesting discussions of new data and quantitative methods for these settings, rather than findings.

Closing soon
June 2022

Intern – Replication Methods

Posted on: 26 May 2022 Jobs

3ie is looking for two interns to support its work on replication research. Key responsibilities include conducting a literature review to identify new methods and approaches for conducting sensitivity analyses, drafting summaries for identified methods and creating a database, and contributing to refining the replication checklist, among others. The application deadline is 20 June 2022.

Closing soon
June 2022

Head – Strategic Communications

Posted on: 19 May 2022 Jobs

3ie is looking for a Head – Strategic Communications to manage a unit that is responsible for strategic integrated communication at the institution and for various projects. Key responsibilities include implementing and updating the communication strategy, supervising the production of knowledge products (publications, multimedia, and events), and 3ie’s digital presence (website and social media). The application deadline is 5 June 2022.

Closing soon
May 2022

Contracts and Pricing Consultant

Posted on: 5 May 2022 Jobs

3ie is looking for a Contracts and Pricing Consultant to support our project and business development teams by providing cradle-to-grave contracts and pricing support, and enabling us to be compliant with our funders while maintaining financial sustainability. The application deadline is 31 May 2022.