3ie London Evidence Week 2017, 6-10 November, London

Evidence that matters for vulnerable and marginalised people in international development

3ie London Evidence Week 2017 is a series of public events focused on the importance of using evidence to inform how we address some of the biggest challenges we are facing in development.

 

Draft schedule of events

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6 November
Seminar and launch of a 3ie-WHO Evidence Gap Map on mapping the evidence base on social, behavioural and community engagement interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health.

Mapping the evidence base on social, behavioural and community engagement interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health: launch of a 3ie-WHO Evidence Gap Map

Speakers: Anayda Gerarda Portela and Rachael Hinton
Chair: Tanya Marchant, Deputy Director, MARCH Centre
Venue: LIDC, 36, Gordon Square
Timing: 12:30-14:00

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Abstract: The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescent’s Health (2016-2030) was released in parallel with the SDGs, both promoting a broader vision for health.The strategy calls for action towards three objectives for health: survive (end preventable deaths), thrive (ensure health and wellbeing) and transform (expand enabling environments). To achieve these objectives decision makers need access to high-quality evidence on effective programmes, particularly for Social, Behavioural and Community Engagement (SBCe) interventions where global guidance is less prevalent. 

This 3ie-LIDC seminar as part of the 3ie London Evidence Week will mark the launch of an evidence gap map (EGM) of key SBCE interventions related to reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, produced by 3ie in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). EGMs map existing evidence and identify gaps where little or no evidence from impact evaluations and systematic reviews is available. In doing so they can inform a strategic approach to building the evidence base in a particular sector. They can also help facilitate the use of the best existing evidence by allowing users to explore the findings and quality of existing systematic reviews, with links to user-friendly summaries of all studies. This presentation will summarise the findings of the EGM and demonstrate how decision makers and researchers can use the EGM to explore the available evidence base.


Improving evidence-based decision-making and accountability in humanitarian response: opportunities from the RECAP project
(part of Humanitarian Evidence Week 2017)

Panellist: Alice Obrecht, ALNAP;  Bayard Roberts, LSHTM and Gareth Owen, Save the Children UK
Venue: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Timing: 17:30 - 19:00

In this panel discussion, Bayard Roberts, professor of health systems and policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and co-cirector of the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions will provide an overview of the new ‘RECAP’ project. This project seeks to strengthen the use of research and research capacity building to help improve decision-making and accountability in humanitarian response. This will be run in partnership with the American University of Beirut, the University of Sierra Leone, a number of UK universities, and some of the leading humanitarian NGOs. Bayard will discuss the rationale for the project, the planned activities and partnerships involved, and the opportunities and benefits offered by RECAP. His talk will be followed by presentations from Gareth Owen and Alice Obrecht who will discuss some of the challenges of enabling evidence-based practice in humanitarian crises.

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7 November
An introduction to systematic reviews in the humanitarian sector(part of Humanitarian Evidence Week 2017)

An introduction to systematic reviews in the humanitarian sector(part of Humanitarian Evidence Week 2017)

Mike Clarke, professor, Queen’s University of Belfast will run a one-day evidence aid course to place systematic reviews in the context of disasters and the provision of humanitarian aid. The course will provide learning and practical experience in a small group setting for many aspects of systematic reviewing. For registrations, please contact Claire Allen (callen@evidenceaid.org)

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Venue: TBC
Timing: 09:00-05:00

8 November 
Evidence that matters for vulnerable and marginalised people in international development

3ie one-day conference as part of the 3ie London Evidence Week 2017 featuring panel discussions and presentations

Highlights

  • Howard White Lecture 2017 by professor Charlotte Watts, chief scientific advisor, DFID followed by Q&A
  • Promoting systematic review evidence in decision-making: successes and challenges in different contexts
  • Community-driven development: using synthesised evidence to tell us what works for whom, why and how
  • Reaching vulnerable and marginalised populations in WASH and agriculture sectors
  • Centre for Excellence in Development Impact and Learning: presentation of selected papers
  • Closing remarks by Ruth Levine, chair, 3ie Board of Directors on ‘Impact evaluation: the moral core and implications for ethical practice’

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Venue: George Fox Room, Friends House, Euston Road
Timing: 09:00-17:00

Time Programme
09:00-09:05 Welcome and introduction to the day and lecture speaker
09:05-10:00 Howard White Lecture 2017 and Q&A
Title:
Rigged or rigorous? Researcher-practitioner partnerships to evaluate the impact of complex social interventions 
Professor Charlotte Watts, chief scientific advisor, DFID, will talk about the growing demand for robust evidence on how to address complex social phenomena, such as violence against women and girls (VAWG). Principles of rigorous evaluation stress the critical need for independence between evaluators and programmers. Yet does this always give us the most robust evidence? Are evaluation findings enhanced or compromised? Does the recommended separation between evaluators and programmers limit the potential to learn and translate evaluation findings into meaningful impacts? The presentation will discuss these issues, drawing upon recent discussions of approaches to evaluation, and her research to measure and evaluate the impact of partner violence prevention programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. 
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:00 Promoting systematic review evidence in decision-making: successes and challenges in different contexts
Kerry Albright, chief, Research Facilitation and Knowledge Management, Office of Research-Innocenti, UNICEF; Nathanael Bevan, team leader, Evidence to Action, DFID; Mairi MacRae, senior technical advisor for research and advocacy, International Rescue Committee UK; Vidya Rangan, manager, Impacts Programme, ISEAL Alliance; and Philippe Vandekerckhove, CEO, Belgian Red Cross- Flanders.
Facilitator: Beryl Leach, director and head, policy, advocacy and communication, 3ie
12:00-13:00

Community-driven development: using synthesised evidence to tell us what works for whom, why and how
Howard White, CEO, Campbell Collaboration
Radhika Menon, senior policy and advocacy officer, 3ie
Wale Osofisan, senior technical advisor – Governance,International Rescue Committee UK

13:00-13:45 Lunch
13:45-15:00 Reaching vulnerable and marginalised populations in WASH and agriculture sectors
Annemie Maertens, senior lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Sussex, UK (The effect of demonstration plots and the warehouse receipt system on integrated soil fertility management adoption, yield and income of smallholder farmers: a study from Malawi’s Anchor Farms); Sriharini Narayanan, senior specialist, Knowledge Management and Governance, Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme, Chennai, India (Incorporating the life cycle approach into WASH policies and programmes: a systematic review); and Daniel Phillips, research director, NatCen Social Research, UK (Agricultural input subsidies for improving productivity, farm income, consumer welfare and wider growth in Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries: a Systematic Review)
Facilitator: Hugh Waddington, acting head, Synthesis and Reviews Office, 3ie
15:00-15:15 Coffe Break
15:15-16:30 Centre for Excellence in Development Impact and Learning: presentation of selected papers
James Hargreaves, director, Centre for Evaluation, LSHTM (Gaps in evaluation methods for addressing challenging contexts in development); and Sandy Oliver, deputy director, EPPI-Centre ( Approaches to evidence synthesis in international development); and Howard White, CEO, Campbell Collaboration (Gaps in impact evaluation and evidence synthesis: the role of CEDIL). 
Facilitator: Edoardo Masset, deputy director, CEDIL
16:30-17:00 Closing remarks by Ruth Levine, chair, 3ie Board of Directors
Working title: “Impact evaluation: the moral core and implications for ethical practice”

Note: This is a preliminary agenda. The schedule of events will be finalized soon.
A light lunch will be served during the lunch break.

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9 November
3ie-Bond workshop for UK NGOs on using systematic evidence

3ie- Bond workshop for UK NGOs on using systematic evidence

3ie and Bond will organise a one-day workshop which will use a combination of plenary and group work to introduce and articulate concepts. It will include short presentations on specific topics, sample exercises to clarify topics and methodology and open discussions. Sessions will be facilitated by 3ie London Office staff along with staff from Bond. This is a by-invitation event open only to UK-registered development NGOs working on or having an interest in SRs and EGMs. Space is limited and registration is required.

Venue: RUS (30) 102, 30 Russel Square, WC1B 5DT, London
Timing: 09:00-15:00

10 November
Presentation of an evidence gap map on child welfare (Campbell and UNICEF)

With the support of the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Campbell Collaboration is undertaking an evidence map to help inform research priorities in the area of child mortality. A preliminary version of the mega-map is now available, along with accompanying report and summary. The presentation of the evidence map will take place in London on 10 November 2017, during the 3ie London Evidence Week. This is a free public event. If interested in attending this event, please email Ashrita Saran, synthesis specialist, Campbell Collaboration at  asaran [at] campbellcollaboration.org.

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Venue: Mary Ward House Conference and Exhibition Center
5-7 Tavistock Place
London WC1H 9SN
Event Room: Lethaby 
Timing: 09:00-15:30 


 

3ie is pleased to be coordinating our London Evidence Week events with partners who also have events the same week

With the support of the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Campbell Collaboration is undertaking an evidence map to help inform research priorities in the area of child mortality. The presentation of the evidence map will take place in London on 10 November 2017, during the 3ie London Evidence Week.  Read more

 

Centre for Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) will be actively participating in 3ie’s London Evidence Week one-day conference. CEDIL will be leading a session on addressing gaps in impact evaluation and evidence synthesis in international development.

 

Humanitarian Evidence Week 2017, 6-10 November in Oxford and London
Humanitarian Evidence Week 2017 (HEW2017) will take place from 6 to 12 November 2017. HEW2017 is an initiative led by Evidence Aid, in collaboration with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine to promote a more evidence-based approach together with over twenty organisations. Evidence Aid is co-organising a debate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and will provide systematic review training on 7 November.  
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Festival for Social Science, 4-11 November in London

The Festival of social science organised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESCR) is designed to promote and increase awareness of social sciences. The event is a platform to promote ESRC’s research, enable social scientists to engage with non-academics and increase awareness of the contributions the social sciences make to the wellbeing and the economy of the UK society

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