3ie evidence gap maps: a starting point for strategic evidence production and use

3ie evidence gap maps: a starting point for strategic evidence production and use

3ie working paper 28

Birte Snilstveit, Raag Bhatia, Kristen Rankin and Beryl Leach

Evidence Gap Maps (EGMs) provide an important tool for evidence-informed policymaking and strategic research prioritisation. 3ie EGMs are collections of evidence on the effects of development policies and programmes in a particular sector, sub-sector or thematic area, structured around a framework of interventions and outcomes. They provide a graphical display of existing and ongoing systematic reviews and impact evaluations. As EGMs gain in popularity as a decision-making tool, it is important to know how they are being produced. As yet, there is no internationally accepted definition or set of methods for doing them. This paper provides a conceptual introduction and demonstration of 3ie EGMS to help clarify how and why we produce them the way we do. Later in 2017, 3ie will be publishing a manual and checklist for using the 3ie approach to produce an EGM.

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Integrating impact evaluation and implementation research to accelerate evidence-informed action

Working paper 3ie 2018
The authors of this paper use three case studies in which researchers and implementers integrated implementation research and impact evaluation, highlighting what worked or what was missed and provide practical recommendations.

WP31

Synthesis of impact evaluations of the World Food Programme’s nutrition interventions in humanitarian settings in the Sahel

Working paper 3ie 2018

Acute malnutrition in the Sahel region affects an estimated 6 million children under the age of 5, of whom approximately 1.4 million require treatment for severe acute malnutrition.

WP30

Community-driven development: does it build social cohesion or infrastructure? A mixed-method evidence synthesis

Working paper 3ie 2018

In community-driven development (CDD) programmes, community members are in charge of identifying, implementing and maintaining externally funded development projects.

Evaluating advocacy: an exploration of evidence and tools to understand what works and why

Evaluating advocacy: an exploration of evidence and tools to understand what works and why

Working paper 3ie 2017

This working paper adds to the growing study and practice of advocacy evaluation by examining the challenges associated with evaluating advocacy initiatives.

3ie Working Paper 26

Power calculation for causal inference in social science: sample size and minimum detectable effect determination

Working paper 3ie 2016

This manual, developed in-house by 3ie's Eric Djimeu and Deo-Gracias Houndolo, presents the basic statistical concepts used in power calculations for experimental design.