Global evidence for improving resilience and food security

Findings from the REAPER agriculture-led growth and nutrition-sensitive agriculture evidence gap maps

Join us for a public discussion where implementation partners from the RFS for Programmatic Approaches (REAPER) project present findings from two of the largest comprehensive evidence reviews on agriculture-led growth and nutrition-sensitive agriculture to date. The 3ie team will present trends from over 3,000 studies and highlight policy and research implications for the agriculture and nutrition-sensitive food systems sectors.

Start Date: 26 July 2023 End Date: 26 July 2023


Agriculture led-growth EGM: View map | View report | View brief
Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture EGM: View map | View report | View brief
Presentation slides


Charlotte Lane, Nutrition Consultant, 3ie
Charlotte Lane is a nutrition and food security expert who has managed several of 3ie’s cross-sectoral evaluation and synthesis projects to support food systems transformation and the adoption of healthy diets. 

Priori to her time with 3ie, Charlotte conducted research on HIV-exposed and -uninfected infants in sub-Saharan Africa. She also worked on community health and food security initiatives in Burkina Faso. 

Charlotte holds an AB in Human Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University and a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mark Engelbert, Senior Evaluation Specialist, 3ie
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.

Before joining 3ie, Mark was a consultant for a number of development organizations, working on projects such as an experimental study examining how new evidence affects the decisions of policymakers and exploratory research to identify the most cost-effective anti-poverty interventions. He also did project management and evaluation work on a programme using SMS reminders to increase vaccination rates in India.

Mark has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Maryland, a Masters in International Development, School for International Training and Bachelors in Philosophy, College of William & Mary, Virginia.

Carolyn Huang, Senior Evaluation Specialist, 3ie
Carolyn leads several research initiatives at 3ie, including the Agricultural Risk Insurance Evidence Program, the USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security Evidence Aggregation for Programmatic Approaches (REAPER) project, the policy and institutional reform (PIR) partnership with the Millennial Challenge Corporation, and 3ie’s first EGM of interventions addressing the root causes of irregular migration.  

She has over ten years of experience working on research covering social protection, poverty alleviation, maternal and child health, and modern slavery issues.

Prior to 3ie, she managed the US Department of Labor’s Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking portfolio of global research projects. She was a member of the US delegation to the International Conference of Labor Statisticians, where her contributions led to updates in the international recommendations for child labor and work measurement and the first recommendations on forced labor measurement. She has also been a member of external evaluation teams, such as the follow up to Kenya CT-OVC and the Project FivesAlive! External Evaluation.  
Carolyn holds a PhD in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina, a Master of Public Policy from American University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.

Chris Hillburner, Division Chief, Analysis and Learning, USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security

Zachary Baquet, Strategy & Learning Advisor, Learning Team Lead, USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security

Kristen Edwards, PhD candidate, DeCoDE Lab, MIT