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3ie London Evidence Week

3ie London Evidence Week is a series of events that brings evaluators, researchers, policymakers and programme managers together to explore the challenges and opportunities in using high-quality evidence to inform decision-making.

These events will take place from 11-15 April at venues in the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Birkbeck, University of London. The events are already underway but it is still possible to register for some events, all of which are free and open to all.

Please see the 3ie website for the full programme and details on how to register.


11 April, Monday
17:30 to 19:00, John Snow (A) Lecture Theatre, LSHTM main building

Howard White Lecture 2016
Policy deliberation and voter persuasion: estimating the intrinsic causal effects of town hall meetings

Leonard Wantchekon

Founder, Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy, Benin; and professor of Politics and affiliate, Economics Department at Princeton University.
Leonard Wantchekon will talk about experimental evidence on the effect of town hall meetings on voting behaviour. He will provide a simple statistical framework for causal inference in randomised experiments where the treatment is a decision-making process or an institution such as voting, deliberation on decentralised governance.

12 April Wednesday
17:00 to 18:30, MAL B20, Birkbeck main building
3ie London Evidence Week Seminar
Some reflections on impact evaluation as practiced in epidemiology and economics

In this talk, James Hargreaves director of the Centre for Evaluation at LSHTM, will provide some observations from recent work on the ways in which his own discipline, epidemiology, and the discipline of economics differently conceptualise, design and interpret impact evaluation studies, particularly ones using randomisation. The talk will draw on several examples, including a recent cross-disciplinary replication study of deworming interventions, which appeared to highlight some areas of difference. He will go on to note areas of convergence between the disciplines in recent years and the potential for advances in the future.

14 April, Thursday
9:00-17:30, CLO B01, Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck, Torrington Square, London
3ie London Evidence Week Conference
Meeting local and global development goals: how rigorous evidence can help
This one-day conference will look at the role for high-quality evidence in policymaking and programming, discuss what we have learned from a major new 3ie systematic review on education effectiveness, take a critical look at current and emerging ethical issues in impact evaluation and present findings from recent studies, reviews and a gap map.
Are impact evaluations and systematic reviews catering to the needs of decision makers and other key actors, including beneficiaries, in meeting local and global development goal? What has or has not worked, for whom, at what cost and why

Keynote address, Making evidence and scrutiny matter in a rapidly changing development context: a view from ICAI,Dr Alison Evans, chief commissioner, Independent Commission for Aid Impact

15 April: 3ie Workshop on evidence gap maps and systematic reviews

Producing and using review and synthesis evidence for international development NGOs
Evidence gap maps and systematic reviews collate existing evidence or the lack of it on a particular intervention or topic. While evidence gap maps present summaries of evidence in user – friendly online formats that indicate the density and /or paucity of evidence, systematic reviews synthesise the evidence to answer question s for policy and practice about what evidence is generalisable, what is context-specific, and why?