What Works in Development? Impact Evaluation Conference: Mind the Gap

I’m going–are you?

The best conference I’ve been to was organized by 3ie in Cairo in 2009: Perspectives on Impact Evaluation. 3ie is very serious about finding out “what works in development” through impact evaluations. This June-Mind the Gap-will be equally stimulating with sessions on response to natural disasters, health & nutrition, diversifying livelihoods, entrepreneurship & agriculture & rural development.

Minding the Gap:  Cuernavaca, June 2011
Each year billions of dollars are spent on tackling global poverty. Development programs and policies are designed to build sustainable livelihoods and improve lives. But is there real evidence to show which programs work and why? Are government and donor policies based on concrete and credible evidence?

The Mind the Gap conference on impact evaluation will address these questions and offer possible solutions. The conference will take place in Cuernavaca, Mexico, June 15-17, 2011, and it’s co-hosted by The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico (INSP), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and the Center for Labor and Social Distributive Studies in coordination with the Impact Evaluation Network (CEDLAS-IEN).

This conference will provide a platform to share and discuss experiences on how to best achieve evidence-based policy in sectors that are highly relevant for countries in all developing regions.

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