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; Radhika Menon, senior policy and advocacy officer
Date: 14 October, 11:00am-1:00pm
Venue: Jalisco Room (3rd floor)

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.

Facilitators: Beryl Leach, director and head, policy and advocacy; Radhika Menon, senior policy and advocacy officer
Date: 14 October, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Venue: Nuevo Leon II Room (3rd floor)

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.

Date: 14 October 2019
Time: 9am – 6pm

CEDIL, a DFID-supported international research collaboration to identify and test innovative approaches to impact evaluation and evidence synthesis, will host a workshop on Frontiers in evaluating causality as a one-day side event before the main summit. Howard White (Campbell Collaboration and CEDIL Research Director) will provide an update on the CEDIL vision and progress to date, with an overview of work that has been approved for funding. Other speakers will outline thinking in some of the key areas of impact evaluation being developed by CEDIL. This will include presentations and discussion on:

  • Evaluating complexity by Edoardo Masset, CEDIL Deputy Director;
  • Mid-level theory in evaluation by Marcella Vigneri, CEDIL Research Fellow;
  • New measures & new technologies for data collection by Marie Gaarder, 3ie;
  • Engaging stakeholders in evidence production and use by Sandy Oliver, EPPI- Centre, UCL;
  • Outlines of some key projects about to begin with CEDIL funding

Registration is free but space is limited. To register, please email wwgs@campbellcollaboration.org with your name and affiliation, titling your email: CEDIL Side Event Registration.

Facilitators: Beryl Leach, director and head, policy and advocacy; Kirthi Rao, senior evidence impact research associate
Date: 15 October, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Venue: Aguascalientes Room (2nd floor)

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. 

Facilitator: Birte Snilstveit, senior manager, synthesis and reviews
Date: 15 October, 9:00am-6:00pm
Venue: Hidalgo Room (1st floor)

3ie and the Africa Centre for Evidence (ACE) at the University of Johannesburg will co-host a workshop where participants will work together to conduct a rapid systematic review in response to an evidence request on Intimate Partner Violence. The workshop will use an existing evidence gap map as its starting point and will focus on co-producing a rapid synthesis and response document.

In the run up to the WWGS workshop, 3ie and ACE will host three webinars to help inform the production process of the rapid systematic review. Attending these webinars is strongly advised for workshop participants, as they will focus on building key skills in data extraction, risk of bias assessment and synthesis. As part of the webinar, there will be some tasks for participants to complete over the weeks between the sessions. The course instructors will be available to answer questions between the scheduled webinars. 

Click here to register for the workshop and the webinars.

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: 17 October, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Venue: Sonora Room (2nd floor)

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.

Date: 17 October, 9:40am-10:45am
Venue: Nuevo Leon Room II (3rd floor)
Panellists: Emmanuel Jimenez, executive director, 3ie; Jane Mariara, executive director, Partnership for Economic Policy; TBC, International Rescue Committee

Panellists: Anjini Kochar, lead principal Investigator of Impact Evaluation and Director, India Program (SCID); Bidisha Barooah, senior evaluation specialist, 3ie; Gayatri Acharya, Lead Rural Development Economist, the World Bank; Nita Kejriwal, professor additional joint secretary, the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India; Rohan Divyang Shah, Associate Research, Vrutti Livelihood Impact Partners
Chair: Yamini Atmavilas, India lead for gender and equality, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Date: 18 October, 9:30am-10:30am
Venue: Nuevo Leon I Room (3rd floor)

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.

3ie presentations

Francis Rathinam, senior evaluation specialist
Date: 16 October, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Venue: Sonora Room (2nd floor)

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.

Birte Snilstveit, senior manager, synthesis and reviews
Date: 16 October, 12:25pm-1:25pm
Venue: Sonora Room (2nd floor)

Details on this presentation to be added.

Stuti Tripathi, evaluation systems specialist
Date: 17 October, 3:45pm-4:45pm
Venue: Sureste Room (1st floor)
Presenters: Hugo Salas Rodriguez, Poverty Probability Index; Jennifer Turner, AidData; and Viviane Castro, Universidade Federal de Goias

Details on this presentation to be added.

Francis Rathinam, senior evaluation specialist
Date: 18 October, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Venue: Nuevo Leon II Room (3rd floor)

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
Date: 18 October, 11:00pm-12:00pm
Venue: Sureste Room (1st floor)

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.