3ie Member Webinar

Through its Member Webinar Series 3ie hosts quarterly online events focused on innovations, experiences, and “hot topics” of interest to policymakers and programme managers involved in commissioning and using evidence from impact evaluations, and impact evaluation syntheses in their work.

3ie launched the Member Webinar Series to support the increased demand for peer learning among 3ie members, a growing community of 45+ agencies who support or implement development interventions and are committed to the rigorous evaluation of development policies and programmes. 3ie members include public agencies based in low- and middle-income countries, bilateral and multilateral donors, private foundations and NGOs. The webinars provide a platform for members to share experiences, ask questions, and strengthen their community of practice.

3ie collaborates with staff of member agencies on the topics and structure of most of the webinars; occasionally 3ie may use the series to highlight important development discussions or debates or to promote a new 3ie product that can help members to better produce or consume evidence.

 The ‘live’ webinars typically open only to current staff of 3ie member agencies with occasional invited guests. The recorded webinars are publically available through 3ie’s website and YouTube channel. Watch this space.

From assuring access to ensuring success: The story of the NSPA Maldives

​3ie co-hosted its fifth member webinar in February 2017 with the National Social Protection Agency (NSPA), Maldives. The webinar started with a presentation by 3ie Research Associate, Ritwik Sarkar that provided an overview of 3ie’s Policy Window grants and 3ie’s approach to engaging with NSPA on a policy window grant in Maldives. NSPA Technical Advisor, Ismail Azzam Wajeeh presented on the paradigm shift that led NSPA beyond its initial focus on ensuring vulnerable populations had access to its programmes to an emphasis on assessing its success and making improvements to future programmes. He also shared NSPA’s experience with the 3ie policy window, including challenges encountered and overcome. A brief discussion of stakeholder engagement followed.

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Country Evaluation Briefs- institutionalizing the use of evidence through user-friendly products

3ie hosted the fourth webinar in its member webinar series on 13 December, 2016, co-hosted by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), focused on Norad’s Country Evaluation Briefs (CEBs). The CEBs provide succinct, easily accessible information from existing evaluations of donor development efforts in target countries, designed to support the institutionalization of evidence within Norad, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Norwegian embassies. Norad piloted its first three CEBs in November 2016.

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