Using evidence to tackle development’s ‘wicked problems’
3ie organised a day and a half of public events on 7 and 8 October to mark Delhi Evidence Week.
The sessions on 7 October started with Emmanuel (Manny) Jimenez, 3ie Executive Director, delivering a keynote lecture on Learning for BRICS- or why countries like Indian can love impact evaluations.
The second session, Doing and using impact evaluations: what does it take? brought together researchers and implementing agencies to talk about their work on 3ie-funded studies
The final session on the first day was on: Impact evaluations: are they ready to tackle development problems? Speakers discussed how impact evaluations can meet the needs of policymakers and what are the challenges and opportunities in ensuring that they are timely and useful.
On 8 October, the day was divided into three sessions.
The first session, Data: Big, open and rapid, looked at the opportunities offered by big and open data to impact evaluations.
The second session was on ethics. Panellists on this session talked about the ethics of evidence based policymaking and how ethical choices face a researcher at each step of an impact evaluation.
The last session of the event was on ‘Gender: New lenses for better evidence: experience sharing on how gender sensitivity can be designed and implemented in impact evaluations.’ This session looked at the practical challenges of addressing and applying a gender lens to evaluations.
Download detailed programme for all the events.
Resources from 3ie Delhi Evidence Week
A collection of tweets from both days of the event, can be viewed here on Storify
In the run-up to the 3ie Delhi Evidence Week 2015, we also hosted a Facebook and Twitter chat. We received interesting questions and comments on Facebook on the role of impact evaluations in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the role of open large data in generating evidence on Twitter. Emmanuel (Manny) Jimenez, 3ie executive director, and Jyotsna Puri, deputy executive director and head of evaluation, answered the questions.
View comments and questions from our Facebook chat on 30 September, 2015.
Twitter Chat- What are the challenges and opportunities that open large data present for generating evidence?
View a collection of tweets from our chat on Twitter on October 1, 2015