Our seminars provide a platform for researchers, policymakers and programme managers to share lessons learned from evaluations and reviews in a wide-variety of sectors.

We organise monthly seminars in Delhi to promote public discussions on the production and use of high-quality evidence for informing decision-making. We also organise the monthly 3ie-LIDC seminar series ‘What works in international development,’ in London

3ie seminars

Upcoming events

March 2019
London, UK

CEDIL lecture: Evidence and gap maps

CEDIL 21 March 2019 London, UK Ashrita Saran (Campbell Collaboration) will talk about evidence gap maps, how they are used, and ongoing initiatives by Campbell Collaboration in this area.

April 2019
London, UK

Impact of financial inclusion in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review of reviews

Seminar 02 April 2019 London, UK Financial inclusion is a dynamic space with a growing range of intervention types and players. A recent 3ie-funded systematic review of reviews focuses on the impact of financial inclusion interventions.

Understanding and reducing crop residue burning in North India

Understanding and reducing crop residue burning in North India

Seminar 04 April 2019 New Delhi, India Max Freidrich will present the results of a recent study using the risks, attitudes, norms, abilities and self-regulation psychological theory approach to determine the main drivers of and barriers to reducing crop residue burning.

Previous events

What is women’s empowerment and how do we measure it?

What is women’s empowerment and how do we measure it?

Seminar 08 March 2019 New Delhi, India On occasion of International Women’s Day, 3ie organised an interactive seminar on measuring women’s empowerment. Speakers had the opportunity to discuss challenges they have faced, particularly in measuring empowerment in evaluations.

March 2019
London, UK

Community matters: heterogeneous impacts of a sanitation intervention

Seminar 06 March 2019 London, UK In this seminar, Britta Augsburg (Institute of Fiscal Studies) will discuss the results of a study on the effectiveness of a community-level information intervention aimed at reducing open defecation (OD) and increasing sanitation investments in Nigeria.

March 2019
London, UK

CEDIL lecture: When context is the barrier: evaluating programmes during political turmoil

CEDIL 06 March 2019 London, UK Joanna Buszam (LSHTM Centre for Evaluation) will talk about the challenges to designing, implementing, and evaluating community-based health programmes in rapidly changing contexts.

January 2019

CEDIL lecture: stakeholder engagement for development impact evaluation and evidence synthesis

CEDIL 23 January 2019 London Professor Sandy Oliver (UCL Institute of Education) will deliver a lecture on engaging stakeholders in the generation and use of evidence on 23 January 2019.

December 2018

To boldly go where no evaluator has gone before: the CEDIL evaluation agenda

Seminar 12 December 2018 London Edoardo Masset will introduce the newly established Centre of Excellence on Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL), which was set up by DFID to develop new evaluation methods and to commission evaluation and synthesis studies in neglected areas of international development.

October 2018

Uncertainty and its consequences in social policy evaluation and evidence-based decision-making

Seminar 31 October 2018 London Matthew Jukes (RTI International) talked about how a more systematic analysis of uncertainty and its consequences can improve approaches to decision-making and to the generation of evidence.

August 2018
New Delhi

Using mid-level theory to understand behavioural change: examples from health and evidence-based policy

Seminar 30 August 2018 New Delhi In this talk, Howard White (Campbell Collaboration) adopts the trans-theoretical model of behaviour change to apply mid-level theory to the analysis of two sets of interventions: the adoption of health behaviour, and promoting evidence-based policy change

Dss august

Promoting filtered water delivery in rural Bihar

Seminar 14 August 2018 New Delhi Drew Cameron (UC Berkeley School of Public Health) spoke about the study design and formative results of a cluster randomised evaluation that aims to identify the impacts of a novel potable water delivery service in rural Bihar.

July 2018

Development impact attribution: mental models and methods in ‘mixed marriage’ evaluations

Seminar 18 July 2018 London James Copestake (University of Bath) used the ‘marriage’ metaphor to explore collaboration that spans academic traditions and disciplines, researchers and managers, and public and private sector agencies.

DSS Priyanka

Transforming the lives of women through productivity improvements in small ruminants

Seminar 29 June 2018 New Delhi Priyanka Dubey discussed major findings from the Project Mesha study and how it helped develop the output and outcome indicators that could be tracked at baseline, midline and endline, of an impact evaluation.