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

Upcoming events

The impact of COVID-19 on sanitation behaviour in lower-income settings

Seminar 01 October 2020 Online This panel discussion will assess the impact of the pandemic on the gains achieved by the Swachh Bharat Mission. We are all encouraged to stay home and wash our hands. But, how does this goal interact with the dominant message of the Swachh Bharat mission: use toilets.

Previous events

July 2020

How is impact evaluation contributing to evidence use in low- and middle-income countries?

Webinar 08 July 2020 3ie executive director Marie Gaarder participated in a panel on what facilitates and inhibits the use of impact evaluation products in policymaking decisions organised by the Center for Global Development.

Using big data for evaluating development outcomes: lessons for evaluation during COVID

CEDIL 10 June 2020 In the talk, the authors will present a systematic map highlighting how big data are being innovatively used in measuring and evaluating development outcomes.

May 2020

Panel discussion: Impact evaluation in the time of a pandemic

CEDIL 19 May 2020 3ie’s Marie Gaarder participated in a panel discussion on impact evaluation in the time of a pandemic, organised by the Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL).

What do we know about interventions to build peaceful societies? What don't we know?

Webinar 30 April 2020 The webinar presented findings from the new evidence gap map (EGM) of interventions to build peaceful societies, a partnership between 3ie and the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) made possible with generous support from BMZ.

April 2020

Don’t let the magician distract you with tricks: designing evaluations to inform action in new settings

Webinar 01 April 2020 In this webinar, Calum Davey (LSHTM) shared the results of a wide-ranging interdisciplinary review on how to learn more from evaluations.

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.