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

Upcoming events

Plastics in the food system: impacts on human health, economy and the environment

Seminar 27 November 2019 London, UK This seminar reviews characterises 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.

Previous events

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, 3ie and the Government of Benin are organising a seminar in Cotonou on the production and use of evidence in public policy design and management in West Africa. We will be live-streaming it as part of the Africa Evidence Week.

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.

May 2019
London, UK

CEDIL lecture: the need for using theory to consider the transferability of interventions

CEDIL 08 May 2019 London, UK Chris Bonell (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) will discuss the transferability of interventions to new settings and the role of theory in considering the question of transfer.

May 2019

GESI webinar: a framework for stakeholder engagement during systematic reviews and maps in environmental management

07 May 2019 Neal Haddaway (Stockholm Environment Institute) will discuss a framework for stakeholder engagement in systematic reviews and maps, highlighting recommendations and advice that are critical for effective, efficient and meaningful engagement of stakeholders.

Understanding and reducing crop residue burning in North India

Seminar 04 April 2019 New Delhi, India Max Freidrich will present the results of a recent study using the risks, attitudes, norms, abilities and self-regulation psychological theory approach to determine the main drivers of and barriers to reducing crop residue burning.