3ie at the What Works Global Summit 2019

3ie is a sponsor and will have a high profile at this year’s What Works Global Summit – the largest global event bringing together leaders in promoting evidence-informed decision-making, evidence producers and users. We will be conducting workshops, hosting panel sessions and making presentations on a range of exciting topics.

Start Date: 14 October 2019 End Date: 18 October 2019
3ie at the What Works Global Summit 2019

We are also working with the main organisers to provide a number of regional and international bursaries. Please visit the WWGS2019 website to learn more about how to apply.

The summit will be held in Mexico City from 14 to 18 October 2019. Hosted by the Campbell Collaboration and the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL), sessions will explore the latest evidence that can inform programme design and implementation and policies that can help improve lives. 

A list of 3ie’s sessions is available below; we will keep updating this page with the latest information.

3ie workshops

Facilitators: Beryl Leach, director and head, policy and advocacy; Kirthi Rao, senior evidence impact research associate
Date: TBC

We will cover the importance of having a strategic engagement and evidence uptake plan to promote understanding and buy-in for evidence production and use. This plan provides the framework for monitoring and measuring evidence use. This interactive session focuses on monitoring, measuring and rewill draw on 3ie’s experience with monitoring and measuring 3ie impact evaluation and systematic review grants. We will also share our experiences with applying contribution tracing to measuring and validating evidence use rigorously. 

Facilitators: Beryl Leach, director and head, policy and advocacy; Radhika Menon, senior policy and advocacy officer
Date: TBC

This workshop focuses on the value of developing and using a strategic communication plan.  We know that the exercises that go into making a plan and having a plan can improve how your evidence is received and used by your priority audiences.  At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to identify their communicator persona, understand what one needs to know about different audiences, understand the elements of a good plan and start thinking about how to implement this approach when they go back home.

Facilitators: Beryl Leach, director and head, policy and advocacy; Radhika Menon, senior policy and advocacy officer
Date: TBC

While policy briefs can be effective formats for presenting technical information in an accessible language and style, their effectiveness depends on how they are used and whether they are relevant to the needs of a decision maker. At the end of this workshop, participants will get an overview of the role of briefs, their strengths and limitations, examine different types of briefs, and develop an understanding of how to design, adapt and use policy briefs for specific audiences.

Facilitator: Birte Snilstveit, senior manager, synthesis and reviews
Date: TBC

We will be getting more information on this session soon.

3ie panels

Panellists (TBC): Birte Snilstveit, senior manager, synthesis and reviews 3ie; Harsha Dayal, South Africa Department for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation; Rhona Mijumbi-Deve, Africa Centre for Systematic Reviews and Knowledge Translation
Chair: Marie Gaarder, director of the evaluation office and global director for innovation and country engagement, 3ie
Date: TBC

This panel will bring together speakers from a number of organisations engaged in the curation and translation of evidence for promoting its use in decision-making. Speakers will provide overviews of innovative initiatives, such as 3ie’s evidence repositories, the Africa Centre for Systematic Reviews and Knowledge Translation’s Rapid Response Unit and the South Africa Department for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation’s work to institutionalise the use of evidence mapping. This will inform an interactive discussion on the opportunities for and challenges to technological and methodological innovation and new evidence translation approaches.

Panellists: Anjini Kochar, director, India Program, Stanford Center for International Development; Bidisha Barooah, senior evaluation specialist, 3ie; Raghunathan Narayanan, director, Vrutti Livelihood Resource Centre and Catalyst Management Services
Chair: Yamini Atmavilas, India lead for gender and equality, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Date: TBC

Panellists will discuss the findings and implications of a 3ie-funded impact evaluation of the Indian government’s flagship National Rural Livelihood Mission. This large-scale programme focusses on poverty alleviation through self-employment promotion of poor people living in rural India. 3ie’s ambitious impact evaluation covered nine states and approximately 27,000 households.

Panellists: Emmanuel Jimenez, executive director, 3ie; Jane Mariara, executive director, Partnership for Economic Policy; TBC, International Rescue Committee

3ie presentations

Francis Rathinam, senior evaluation specialist

This presentation will showcase the findings of 3ie’s transparency and accountability evidence gap map. It will highlight key evidence gaps in the sector, specifically in the areas of international transparency initiatives as well as environmental and financial audits.

Francis Rathinam, senior evaluation specialist

While there are a number of transparency and accountability initiatives in the natural resources governance sector, evidence on their impact remains sparse. This presentation will highlight the findings of  3ie's new evidence synthesis paper on transparency and accountability in the extractives sector. It will highlight key lessons from 3ie-supported impact evaluations of seven initiatives.

Stuti Tripathi, evaluation systems specialist

A major challenge in the fight against vaccine-preventable deaths and diseases is the limited evidence available on innovative and successful community-based approaches for expanding immunisation coverage. This presentation will highlight the findings of an evidence synthesis of six formative evaluations of community-based pilot programmes delivering immunisation services in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Myanmar and Pakistan. The synthesis looks at factors affecting programme reach and take-up among targeted participants; the feasibility of delivering the intervention; and contextual barriers and facilitators that matter for programme design and implementation.

Stuti Tripathi, evaluation systems specialist

While innovative approaches to tackling low vaccination rates for children have received attention from funders and practitioners, their effectiveness is yet unknown. To address this, 3ie is conducting a systematic review and evidence gap map of impact evaluations examining innovative interventions. This presentation will provide an overview of the current state of evidence on the effects of community engagement interventions on a range of outcomes, such as knowledge and attitudes, timeliness of vaccinations and full immunisation coverage.

Birte Snilstveit, senior manager, synthesis and reviews

Details on this presentation to be added.