3ie events

3ie hosts seminars, workshops and conferences in multiple locations across the world. These events focus on sharing the latest evidence, innovations in evaluations, systematic reviews, gap maps, replications and evidence use. They are a platform for vibrant discussions and debates between researchers, policymakers and programme managers on priority topics.

Upcoming events

December 2023

Impact Evaluation: There is a Different Way to Do It

Webinar 13 December 2023 Online Join the Humanitarian Assistance Evidence Cycle (HAEC) for a one-hour interactive webinar to launch a three-part Impact Insights webinar series. During the foundational webinar, the HAEC team will present on what impact evaluations can answer, relative to other evaluation types, and the importance of causal evidence in the humanitarian sector.

March 2024

Call for papers: Economics Writing Workshop on Micro-development in Africa

Workshop 15 March 2024 Africa

Nobel in Africa invites emerging scholars to participate in their symposium, “Micro-development research in the last 20 years: what have we learned?” and a writing workshop on 15 March 2024. Twelve scholars will be selected to attend the symposium and workshop, where they will have the chance to present their papers, receive feedback from their peers and select participants from the event. Travel and accommodation will be provided for the duration of the workshop. Applications are open to all scholars (including PhD students and postdocs) working in the field of micro-development.

Previous events

October 2014

Inaugural 3ie Howard White Lecture

Howard white lecture 14 October 2014 London Fieldwork is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see. The importance of going deep on context.

25 - 26
June 2012

Early Childhood: The Crucial Years

Conferences 25 - 26 June 2012 London To facilitate discussion and dialogue on this important issue, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) in partnership with University College London and the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies at the Institute of Fiscal Studies organised an international conference ‘Promises for Preschoolers: Early Childhood Development and Human Capital Accumulation’ in London on June 25-26, 2012.

Dhaka Colloquium on Systematic Reviews in International Development 2012

Conferences 10 - 14 December 2012 Dhaka The Dhaka Colloquium on Systematic Reviews in International Development brought together 130 leading researchers and policymakers from 31 countries. 

3ie transparency and accountability impact evaluations: Sharing early results and implementation lessons

Workshop 20 October 2017 Kampala

We organised a peer-learning workshop at the 8th Africa Evaluation Association Conference in Kampala in March 2017. There were rich discussions on the relevance of producing more evidence on transparency and accountability in the extractive resources sector, especially against the local backdrop of Uganda’s burgeoning oil sector. Participants emphasised the need to figure out how to allocate revenue from extractives to different sectors, such as health and education.

January 2020
London, UK

Using evidence in humanitarian decision-making

CEDIL 29 January 2020 London, UK Sheree Bennett (International Rescue Committee) will discuss efforts to increase the use of evidence, the challenges and successes experienced to date and lessons for agencies wishing to adopt a more evidence-based approach.

February 2020
London, UK

Five challenges in the design and practice of implementation science trials for HIV prevention and treatment

CEDIL 19 February 2020 London, UK James Hargreaves (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) will discuss challenges with conducting rigorous trials in the field of HIV prevention and treatment and how to solve them.

WFP Impact Evaluation Forum

Conferences 04 - 07 December 2023 Rome, Italy

Funders and partners are increasingly calling for greater proof that programs based on their investments are effective and value for money. WFP will bring together governments, donors, UN agencies, NGOs, academia at the WFP Impact Evaluation Forum to share new evidence, facilitate collaboration, and exchange experiences on WFP’s innovative work in impact evaluation. Organized within three streams, the event has three overarching objectives: Evidence, Partnerships and Learning.

Norad impact evaluation incubator 2023

Training 04 - 06 December 2023 Norad office, Oslo, Norway

Norad wants to increase the use of impact evaluations in Norwegian development cooperation, in order to enhance knowledge and learning. Therefore, Norad is inviting organisations with an agreement with Norad to apply for participation in a 3-day impact evaluation incubator on December 4–6. This event will be organized by Norad in cooperation with Development Learning Lab (DLL) & 3ie.