2021 Asian Evaluation Week

The Asian Evaluation Week is a leading evaluation knowledge-sharing platform in the Asia and Pacific region, jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Finance, PRC through the Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute (AFDI) and the Asian Development Bank’s Independent Evaluation Department (IED). The 2021 AEW theme is: Transformational Evaluation: Moving from Uncertainties to Resilience. The event will be held virtually from 6 to 10 September 2021.

Start Date: 06 September 2021 End Date: 10 September 2021

3ie sessions at the 2021 Asian Evaluation Week

Accessing the existing evidence using the Development Evidence Portal 

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)'s new continually updated and curated portal of high-quality evidence on the effectiveness of development interventions hopes to change how researchers, decision-makers and practitioners invest their time and access existing evidence. This will be a combination of an in-person presentation and a simultaneous interactive webinar to introduce the 3ie Development Evidence Portal, a first and important step towards an evidence infrastructure that supports more and better use of evidence to inform decision-making. The presentation will include an overview of the portal’s key features and functionalities, along with a practical demonstration of how the portal can deliver targeted information to support decision-making. We will also present a summary of the ‘state of the evidence’ based on an analysis of the data from the evidence portal.

Date: 8 September 2021
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm PHST

  • Mark Engelbert, Evaluation Specialist, 3ie; and
  • Tomasz Kozakiewicz, Research Associate, 3ie

Remote sensing for transformational evaluation: lessons from the digital field

Policymakers around the world are routinely expected to consider and account for the effects of new policies and programs across multiple sectors of society, from households to the economy to the environment, and beyond. The burgeoning availability and use of remote sensing make it possible to simultaneously evaluate a larger number of diverse outcomes faster, cheaper, and more accurately than in the past. In theory, increased data richness, recency, and relevance have the potential to bring clarity and nuance to policy development while also reducing information asymmetry between stakeholder groups. In practice, it’s not so simple.

In this session participants will learn about the use of multiple methods to source and analyze geospatial data to make causal inferences, including first-person accounts of the research lifecycles of projects employing these methods.

Date: 9 September 2021
Time: 8:30am-10:00am PHST

  • Douglas Glandon, Lead Evaluation Specialist, 3ie;
  • Sreeja Jaiswal, Project Manager, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation;
  • Aniket Navalkar, PhD Scholar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences; and            
  • Yanyan Liu, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute.  

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