Anca Dumitrescu

Anca Dumitrescu
Designation: Senior Evaluation Specialist
Anca manages the West Africa Capacity-building and Impact Evaluation (WACIE) program. She also supports membership activities with 3ie’s francophone members, contributes to business development initiatives and provides technical support for other Washington Office programs. Anca has over a decade of international work experience in monitoring and evaluation, primarily in West Africa.

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Seven ideas for rapid evidence that is both rigorous and actionable

When policymakers come to us for rapid response evidence, they want it to be immediate, actionable, and reliable, drawing on findings from high-quality evaluations. These requirements can sometimes seem to be at odds – often there are details of a specific policy situation that have not yet been addressed by rigorous research. So how do we balance the competing needs to be both actionable and rigorous?