Making Impact Evaluation Matter: Better Evidence for Effective Policies and Programmes

ADB and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) are hosting a major international impact evaluation conference Making Impact Evaluation Matter from 1-5 September 2014 in Manila. The call for proposals to present papers and conduct workshops at the conference has closed. The conference is now near capacity and only paid registrations are still being accepted.

Making Impact Evaluation Matter will comprise pre-conference workshops for 2.5 days from 1-3 September 2014, and 2.5 days of the conference from 3-5 September. Major international figures in the field of impact evaluation are being invited to speak at the plenary sessions of the conference. There will be five to six streams of pre-conference workshops and up to eight streams of parallel sessions during the conference, allowing for over 150 presentations.

Parallel sessions at the conference will be organized around the following themes/sectors:

  1. infrastructure (transport, energy, information and communication technology, urban development, and water),
  2. climate change/ environment/ natural resources,
  3. social development (health, education, gender equity, poverty and any other aspect of social development),
  4. rural development (agriculture, food security and any other aspect of rural development),
  5. financial inclusion,
  6. institutionalization of impact evaluation, and incorporating impact evaluation or systematic reviews into institutional appraisal and results frameworks,
  7. impact evaluation of institutional and policy reform (including public management and governance),
  8. impact evaluation methods, and
  9. promotion of the use of evidence.

Non-sponsored participants are required to pay a fee of US$250 for participating in the conference or US$450 for participating in the pre-conference workshops as well as the conference. Those accepted to present a workshop will be exempted from the fee.

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Video lecture series now available

In the run up to the conference, ADB and 3ie have produced a video lecture series as a primer for those wanting to learn the basics of impact evaluation. View the videos.