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

3ie seminars

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Previous events

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.

Producing and using evidence for policymaking in West Africa

Seminar 12 September 2019 Cotonou, Benin As part of the Africa Evidence Week 2019, the West Africa Capacity-building and Impact Evaluation (WACIE) program, a partnership between 3ie and the Government of Benin, organised a seminar on the production and use of evidence in public policy design and management in West Africa.

Socio-economic and environmental impacts of the Konkan Railway in India

Seminar 26 July 2019 New Delhi, India T Jayaraman and Sreeja Jaiswal (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) presented findings from a 3ie-funded impact evaluation of the socio-economic and environmental impact of the Konkan Railway in India.

Improving the delivery of direct benefit transfers in India

Seminar 21 June 2019 New Delhi, India Shruti Viswanathan presented findings from recent studies that unpack the implementation and impact challenges of these transfers.

May 2019
London, UK

CEDIL lecture: Learning and adapting in development practice

CEDIL 15 May 2019 London, UK Patrick Ward (CEDIL) will explore factors influencing the extent to which development programmes are able to adapt in the light of new evidence and learning.

May 2019
London, UK

Impact of universal test-and-treat on HIV incidence in Zambia and South Africa: Results of the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial

Seminar 09 May 2019 London, UK Richard Hayes, the principal investigator for the HPTN 071 (PopART) study, measuring the impact of universal HIV testing and treatment in Zambia and South Africa will present the primary results of the trial, and discuss the implications of the findings in the context of other trials of universal test-and-treat.