Speaker bio: Dr Marie Gaarder

The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) 2022 conference:  
Strengthening evidence use during the pandemic and beyond

Tuesday 22 – Friday 25 March

Register here: cedil2022.eventbrite.co.uk

Speaker biography: Dr Marie Gaarder

Dr Marie Gaarder, Executive Director, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Marie Gaarder is the executive director of 3ie, leading the organization’s efforts to improve lives in low- and middle-income countries by supporting the generation and effective use of high quality and relevant evidence to inform decision-making. Her prior positions include manager in the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group, director of the evaluation department at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, and senior social development economist at the Inter-American Development Bank.Marie has published extensively, including on evaluation of cash transfer programs, evaluation in fragile and conflict-affected states, and how to increase the accountability for evidence use and for outcomes among development agencies. She also developed the evidence gap map methodology that 3ie has become widely known for. Marie is the co-chair of the International Development Coordinating Group within the Campbell Collaboration. She holds a PhD in Economics from University College London.