gLocal Evaluation Week 2020

gLOCAL Evaluation Week is an M&E knowledge sharing initiative being convened by the CLEAR Centers with support from local and global partners. It aims to support the exchange of M&E knowledge and experiences as a means to promote evaluation capacity development, support evidence-based decision making, and strengthen development outcomes at local and global levels.

In addition to the traditional thematic areas such as Evaluation Capacity Development, Evaluation Communication and Use, and Evaluation Methods, this year’s gLOCAL will feature a special theme, ‘Evaluation 2030’, which intends to encourage discussions about the role of M&E in supporting the achievement of long-term development goals such as the 2030 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For more information, click here.

Start Date: 01 June 2020 End Date: 05 June 2020

3ie @ gLOCAL 2020

3ie will be participating in four webinars as part of the gLOCAL Evaluation Week 2020. These webinars are open for all.

Session 1

Les Systèmes Nationaux d’Evaluation des pays de l’UEMOA : Que sait le programme WACIE ?

session1Date: 4 June 2020
Heure : 14.00-15:15 (WAST, GMT+ 1)
Conférencier: Mr. Houndolo, Coordonnateur Régional WACIE, 3ie

L’équipe du programme de renforcement des capacités et d’évaluation d’impact de 3ie a exploré les systèmes nationaux d’évaluation des huit pays qui constituent l’Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA). Lors de ce webinaire, Mr Houndolo fera l’état des lieux et analysera quelques-uns des défis auxquels les pays font face en développant leurs systèmes nationaux d’évaluation.

Mr. Houndolo fournira également des informations sur la collaboration entre WACIE, la Banque Ouest-Africaine de Développement (BOAD) et la Commission de l'UEMOA dans le cadre de la promotion de l'utilisation des données probantes dans l’élaboration des politiques publiques et de la convergence des systèmes d'évaluation nationaux des pays de l'UEMOA.

Le programme de renforcement des capacités et d'évaluation d'impact (WACIE) de 3ie en Afrique de l'Ouest est une initiative régionale pluriannuelle qui vise à promouvoir l'institutionnalisation de l'évaluation dans les systèmes gouvernementaux des huit pays membres de l'Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest-Africaine (UEMOA) : Bénin, Burkina Faso, Côte d ' Ivoire, Guinée-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Sénégal et Togo. 3ie conduit ce programme en partenariat avec le Gouvernement de la République du Bénin.

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National evaluation systems of WAEMU countries: what has WACIE learned?

Date: 4 June 2020
Time: 14:00-15:15 (WAST, GMT +1)
Speaker: Mr. Houndolo, regional coordinator, WACIE, 3ie

As part of 3ie’s West Africa Capacity-building and Impact Evaluation (WACIE) program, our team examined the national evaluation systems in the eight countries that comprise the West Africa Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). In this webinar, Deo Gracias Houndolo will share insights on the current state of affairs and analyze some of the challenges the countries have faced in building their national evaluation systems.

Mr. Houndolo will also discuss how the WACIE team is working with the West African Development Bank and the WAEMU Commission to promote evidence-informed policymaking and support the building of the national evaluation systems.

3ie’s West Africa Capacity Building and Impact Evaluation program (WACIE) is a multi-year regional initiative that aims to promote the institutionalization of evaluation in government systems across eight countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo. 3ie is leading this program in partnership with the Government of Benin.

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Please note that this webinar is in French

Session 2

Gestion de processus évaluatif : défis et enjeux pour une efficacité de l'action publique

session-2.jpgDate : 4 Juin 2020
Heure : 15:30–17:00 (WAST, GMT+ 1)
Conférencier : Abdoulaye Gounou, chef, Bureau de l'évaluation des politiques publiques, Bénin

Ce webinaire est organisé par le Bureau de l’évaluation des politiques publiques et de l’analyse de l’action gouvernementale en collaboration avec le programme WACIE. La présentation mettra l’accent sur le mécanisme de gestion du processus évaluatif pour induire une efficacité de l’action publique. Elle abordera dans une première partie les fondamentaux pour la mise en place d’un système national d’évaluation et les progrès réalisés par le Gouvernement du Bénin en cette matière. Dans une deuxième partie, la présentation donnera des pistes de discussion sur les mesures nécessaires pour permettre au système national d’évaluation de jouer son rôle d’impulsion de la culture évaluative.

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Managing evaluation process: challenges and issues for effective public action

Date: 4 June 2020
Time: 15:30-17:00 (WAST, MHT+1)
Speaker: Abdoulaye Gounou, head, Bureau of Public Policy Evaluation, Benin

The presentation will focus on the management of evaluation processes, particularly, the challenges and issues for effective public action.. The first part will address the fundamentals for establishment of a national evaluation system and the progress made by the Government of Benin. The second part, will provide avenues for discussion on the measures needed to enable the national evaluation system play its role in stimulating  the evaluation culture at the national level. This webinar is organised by the office of Public Policy Assessment and Analysis of Government Action in collaboration with 3ie’s WACIE program.

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Please note that this webinar is in French

Session 3

Launching 3ie's Development Evidence Portal:  What is the state of evidence?

session 3Date: 4 June
Time: 17:30-18:30 BST
Speaker: Mark Engelbert, evaluation specialist, 3ie

3ie's new continually-updated and curated portal of high-quality evidence on the effectiveness of development interventions ( hopes to change how researchers, decision makers and practitioners invest their time and access existing evidence.

This event will include an overview of the portal’s key features and functionalities, along with a practical demonstration of how the portal can deliver targeted information to support decision making. The new evidence portal is an upgrade of 3ie’s existing impact evaluation and systematic review repositories, with improved search and filtering capabilities, and new features including user accounts, citation downloads and an improved data extraction protocol, extending the information available on the portal.

The 3ie evidence portal includes over 3,700 impact evaluations and systematic reviews, with content updated through 2017, making it the largest portal of its kind for international development evidence. For researchers, decision makers and practitioners it provides a gold mine of easily accessible and freely available evidence on what works.

The event will also include an opportunity for the audience (local and virtual) to provide inputs and feedback. It will also present a summary of the ‘state of the evidence’ based on an analysis of the data from the evidence portal.

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Session 4

Innovating with big data to evaluate SDGs better

session 4Date: 5 June 2020
Time: 15:30-17:00 IST

Chair: Marie Gaarder, Executive Director, 3ie

Véronique Lefebvre, researcher, Flowminder Foundation
Francis Rathinam, senior evaluation specialist, 3ie
Sriganesh Lokanathan, lead, Data Innovation & Policy, UN Global Pulse, Jakarta


Over the last decade, there has been a drive within governments in L&MICs to move towards evidence-informed policymaking with a focus on measuring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, significant data gaps remain in measuring the progress on SDGs, and in evaluating the programmes and/or policies that help achieve SDGs at the country level. The data available for sectors like agriculture and food security, climate change and infrastructure are particularly scarce. Additionally, epidemics, conflicts, natural disasters and inaccessibility are other major obstacles to measuring the progress of SDGs is in some countries. Big data has the potential for answering some of the data needs, and more importantly answering the causal questions around which policies or interventions work, including in contexts where traditional methods of data collection are challenging.

This panel will discuss the potential of big data in measuring and evaluating development outcomes, particularly in difficult and challenging development contexts. Panellists will also discuss the risks, biases and ethical challenges in using big data. They will draw on their research experience to discuss the potentials of big data, the methodological and practical challenges in integrating big data into impact evaluations.

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