3ie Delhi Evidence Week seminar

Day 2, Wednesday, 16 November

(More details on the sessions and panellists will be added soon)

Timing Session Panellists and chair
9:00-9:30 Registration
Making evidence matter for quality education
3ie and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) are hosting a half-day policymaker-focused seminar.
9:30-11:00 Session1: What does the evidence say on the impact of education programmes?:
This session will feature presentations from 3ie and J-PAL on the latest research evidence on what works and doesn’t in education. 3ie’s presentation will focus on the findings of its recently-released comprehensive systematic review on the impact of education programmes on children’s learning and school participation in low- and middle-income countries.
Speakers: Emmanuel Jimenez, executive director, 3ie; Alejandro Ganimian, education post-doctoral fellow, J-PAL South Asia
Chair: Edoardo Masset, deputy director, 3ie
11:00-11:30 Tea break
11:30-13:00 Session 2: How can evidence on education effectiveness inform policies and programmes?:
This is a panel discussion that will bring together policymakers and education experts to address the crucial question of how evidence can inform decisions for improving education policies and programmes in India.
Panellists: Atishi Marlena, advisor to the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi; Ashish Dhawan, founder and chairman, Central Square Foundation; Kiran Bhatty, senior fellow, Centre for Policy Research; Pranav Kothari, vice president, Large Scale Education Programme, Education Initiatives; Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham Education Foundation (TBC)
Chair: Sanjoy Narayan, executive director, J-PAL South Asia
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
The second-half of day 2 will feature panel discussions on various 3ie-supported impact evaluations.
14:00-15:15 Session 3: Evaluating and implementing: challenges faced on the ground:
The panel aims to bring together the experiences from different researchers on their experiences while engaging in impact evaluations. It will bring narratives of challenges and opportunities encountered by a variety of actors that implement, plan, design and undertake impact evaluations. These include perspectives from implementing agencies, local partners and researchers. The panel will discuss that in the context of 3ies impact evaluation studies in India and neighbouring countries.
Panellists: Diana Lopez, evaluation specialist, 3ie; Poonam Muttreja, executive director, Population Foundation; Santanu Pramanik, research scientist, Public Health Foundation of India; Sudip Mahapatra, regional monitoring and evaluation specialist, PATH; Urvashi Wattal, manager, Impact evaluation Unit, Catalyst Management Services
Chair: Charlotte Watts, chief scientific adviser, DFID
15:15-15:30 Tea break
15:30-17:00 Session 4: What works in rural livelihoods, nutrition and health in Bihar:
The aim of this panel is to highlight what we know about the implementation as well as impact of community level livelihoods and nutrition programmes drawing on an on-going 3ie evidence gap map and an impact evaluation. The session will begin with an overview of rigorous evidence on CDD livelihoods programs in low- and middle-income countries, then go on to discuss emerging findings from an on-going impact evaluation on child and maternal health and nutrition in Bihar. The speakers will also share implementation challenges based on their field experiences.
Panellists: Bidisha Barooah and Shonar Lala Chinoy, 3ie; Malavika Subramanyam, assistant professor, IIT-Gandhinagar, India; Nita Kejrewal, director, National Rural Livelihoods Mission, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India; Nel Druce, senior health adviser, DFID
Chair: Michael Woolcock, Lead social development specialist, Development Research Group.

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

The rest of the week will comprise closed-door meetings with 3ie members and our board of commissioners.

The updated schedule of events, including details on all the public sessions will be updated periodically. 

Click here for day 1 agenda

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