Our seminars provide a platform for researchers, policymakers and programme managers to share lessons learned from evaluations and reviews in a wide-variety of sectors.

We organise monthly seminars in Delhi to promote public discussions on the production and use of high-quality evidence for informing decision-making. We also organise the monthly 3ie-LIDC seminar series ‘What works in international development,’ in London

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Previous events

March 2020
London, UK

Measuring the 'hard to measure' in development: Abstract, multi-dimensional concepts and processes

CEDIL 04 March 2020 London, UK In this CEDIL lecture, Anne Buffardi (ODI) discussed construct validity and three examples of multi-faceted concepts: evidence-informed decision-making, youth transitions to adulthood and human rights-based approaches to development.

Launch of 3ie’s Development Evidence Portal: What is the state of evidence?

Seminar 24 February 2020 London, UK In this seminar we launched the 3ie Development Evidence Portal, a first and important step towards an evidence infrastructure that supports more and better use of evidence to inform decisions about policies and programmes that are designed to improve lives.

January 2020
London, UK

Public good provision and deliberative democracy: evidence from Malawi

Seminar 29 January 2020 London, UK Annemie Maertens presented the results of a public goods game with farmer clubs in Malawi to determine the socio-political conditions that increase cooperation. This paper explores the conditions in which community-driven development programmes are most likely to succeed in assisting smallholder farmers.

December 2019
London, UK

How the global innovation fund uses impact forecasts to guide investment decisions

CEDIL 04 December 2019 London, UK Ken Chomitz (Global Innovation Fund) explored the design philosophy behind the Practical Impact methodology, the way the organisation incorporates evidence, how it is implemented, and plans for future elaboration.

December 2019

Improving iron and folic acid supplementation through quality improvement: an effectiveness-implementation hybrid study type III

Webinar 04 December 2019 Speakers in this webinar discussed how they adopted the effectiveness-implementation hybrid design, to improve the delivery of iron-folic acid supplementation (IFAS) program within antenatal care for pregnant women in Uganda.

Learning about learning from learning about learning

Seminar 03 December 2019 New Delhi, India In this 3ie Delhi seminar, Lant Pritchett reflected on what these randomised evaluations have got wrong and right in the last few decades.

Plastics in the food system: A scoping review of the impacts on human health, environment, individual/household economics and food security

Seminar 27 November 2019 London, UK This seminar reviewed food system literature from ‘farm to flush’, examining the extent (volume of research), range (variety of exposure-outcome relationships) and nature (study characteristics) of evidence pertaining to both the beneficial and harmful impacts of food system plastics on human health, the environment, and individual or household level food security and economics.

October 2019
London, UK

CEDIL lecture: Turning ‘evidence for development on its head

CEDIL 30 October 2019 London, UK Ruth Stewart (Africa Centre for Evidence) proposes a new lens through which to view ‘evidence for development’ and celebrate the successes of evidence communities in Africa.

Making data reusable: Lessons from replications of impact evaluations

CEDIL 09 October 2019 London, UK Marie Gaarder shared the findings from 3ie's efforts to conduct replications of impact evaluations, discuss lessons learned and possible recommendations for various stakeholders. This event is part of the CEDIL-Centre for Evaluation Lecture series.

Does promoting citizen engagement in the governance of public services improve development outcomes?

Seminar 25 September 2019 London, UK Ada Sonnenfeld, the lead author of the review, presented the key findings and implications for policy and programmes.