We are proud to share that 3ie has received a gift from MacKenzie Scott of US$4.5 million in unrestricted funds for organizational support. Ms Scott, in a medium post, announced her recent round of donations of more than $1 billion to 343 organizations that are “supporting the voices and opportunities of people from underserved communities.”
The Development Evidence Portal
The Development Evidence Portal (DEP) is the world’s largest database of impact evaluations and systematic reviews on interventions to improve lives in low- and middle-income countries. It is updated monthly and contains more than 10,000 impact evaluations, systematic reviews and evidence gap maps. The DEP provides advanced searching capabilities and a rich set of options for filtering studies to help you find the evidence you need.
One small step for Norway, one giant leap for evidence-informed decision-making in Norwegian aid
Two recent developments in Norway signal that the country's leadership and Norad are committed to incentivizing the generation and use of evidence. The recently-released 2023 national budget and the new food security policy emphasize the importance of integrating impact evaluation and formative research in their programs. Read this blog to understand what this means.
Best practices for working with survey partners and monitoring data quality
Collecting primary data for impact evaluations can be both costly and time-intensive and evaluators and researchers often partner with survey firms to implement and manage field operations for data collection. Based on our experience of implementing surveys in rural and urban parts of India, in this blog, we share lessons and good practices that research teams can adopt when working with survey partners.