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.
The authors of this paper have proposed a framework that categorises existing interventions and outcomes in climate change and biodiversity programming in L&MICs and is intended to serve as a comprehensive basis for an Evidence Gap Map of interventions in the climate and biodiversity sectors. This work was commissioned by UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
This paper presents a unifying framework for understanding the impact of India’s National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) on livelihoods and social outcomes. It derives key insight from the literature on economic growth. This paper is part of our ongoing Rural India Livelihoods Program supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The authors of this report present findings of a rapid evidence assessment on the effects of democracy and freedom interventions in democratic backsliding contexts. This report was commissioned by the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).