Learning summary

These briefs summarise major lessons we have learned in implementing 3ie-funded impact evaluations. They can cover a range of issues, such as study design, methods, implementation, and stakeholder engagement and evidence uptake.

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West African countries are embracing better accountability in public policies: opportunities and challenges to keep from falling behind

Learning summary Brief 3ie 2020
This brief summarises findings from a scoping study to understand the status of impact evaluations in eight countries of the West African Economic and Monetary (WAEMU). 3ie’s WACIE program mapped evaluation stakeholders; assessed local capacity to conduct and analyse evaluation evidence; and identified evaluation needs of policymakers.

Managing and implementing impact evaluations: lessons from 3ie agricultural innovation grants

Learning summary Brief 3ie 2018

This learning brief draws from the preliminary challenges and lessons from the ongoing impact evaluations under 3ie’s agricultural innovation thematic window.

Early implementation lessons from 3ie-supported impact evaluations of humanitarian assistance

Learning summary Brief 3ie 2016
This learning brief draws from the preliminary challenges and lessons from the ongoing impact evaluations under 3ie’s Humanitarian Assistance Evidence Programme.

How to insitutionalize evaluation?

Learning summary Brief 3ie 2009
Policy-makers are experimenting with billions of people’s lives on a daily basis without informed consent, and without rigorous evidence that what they do works, does not harm, and could not be achieved more efficiently through other means. In this context, carefully designed and implemented evaluations have the potential to save lives and improve people’s welfare.