Learning about learning from learning about learning

Registration and networking: 3 to 3.30 p.m.
Time: 3.30 to 5 p.m.
Speaker: Lant Pritchett, RISE Research director, the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Chair: Emmanuel Jimenez, executive director, 3ie
Discussant: Ronald Abraham, Country Director for India, IDinsight
Venue: Lecture Hall 1, Annexe, India International Centre, New Delhi

Start Date: 03 December 2019 End Date: 03 December 2019
Learning about learning from learning about learning

Development economists and practitioners have learned a lot from 25 years of randomised controlled trials in education. In this 3ie Delhi seminar, Lant Pritchett will reflect on what these randomised evaluations have got wrong and right in the last few decades. He will highlight experiences that show that to improve the capability of organisations to implement effective practices, you need long gestation times with flexibility to crawl the design space, attention to the granularity of policy design, strong partnership rather than independence from evaluators, and embeddedness into the specifics of politics and capability.

About the speaker

Lant Pritchett is the RISE Research Director at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Previously, he was a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has published over a hundred articles and papers on a wide range of topics, including state capability, labour mobility, economic growth, and education, among many others.