Mark Engelbert

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Designation: Evaluation Specialist & Leader, Development Evidence Portal
Mark manages 3ie’s Development Evidence Portal and supports the production of systematic reviews and evidence gap maps in a variety of topics, with emphasis on agriculture and immunisation.

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A classification of interventions and outcomes for international development evidence

Ever had to scan a vast number of papers manually, just so you can find the evidence you need? Confused by the different terminologies used in a paper to talk about the same intervention? Annoyed that the abstract doesn’t mention all the outcomes?

Six major upgrades to the evidence architecture: making evidence easily available and accessible

Easy access to evidence does not equal use. But if we are to realise the potential of evidence to inform policy and change lives, access to reliable sources of evidence is a necessary condition.

What do we know about what works to increase routine vaccination coverage?

World Immunisation Week 2020 has arrived, and vaccinations are on a lot of people’s minds at the moment, with everyone wondering when/if a vaccine against COVID-19 will be available.

Landing the big one: Can we rely on the private sector to empower women and improve child nutrition?

A lot of traditional thinking in development says that the private sector can be a powerful force for tackling problems associated with poverty, but it can’t do everything. For example, private-sector actors, with their financial motivations, have incentives to work with poor farmers on value chains.

Bringing research down to earth

Today is World Soil Day, so it’s an opportune time to discuss some of the work 3ie has been supporting through our Agricultural Innovation Evidence Programme, which is jointly funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development.