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SEEDS for Recovery: The impact of agricultural interventions in Syria

15 December 2022 - In this webinar, we will share the findings on if and how the distribution of emergency seeds and tool kits strengthen food security of households living in protracted humanitarian settings. Using a novel 4-wave panel dataset in Syria, we test if the program is sustainable after 4 years. Moreover, heterogeneous effects are analyzed to understand the role of conflict in moderating treatment impacts. Finally, using satellite data and deep learning, we estimate the impact of the programme on crop productivity, highlighting the use of novel data and methods to complement survey data in hard-to-reach settings.
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The effectiveness of digital financial services in humanitarian interventions: results of an adaptive randomized trial in Ethiopia

7 December 2022 - This webinar is an opportunity to hear from the SHARPE project on their CEDIL funded project on an impact evaluation, which focused on the financial market system, and on the take-up and effectiveness of digital financial services among refugees, host populations, and women, using a market systems approach to improve livelihoods among refugees and host country nationals, and to improve the integration of refugees into the broader local economy.
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Gender equality and social inclusion mainstreaming in WASH interventions: experiences from implementation, research and policy

2 November 2022 - In light of the research gaps found in the CEDIL-funded review ‘Gender and social outcomes of WASH interventions: synthesis of research evidence’, the aim of this session is to discuss the importance of GESI mainstreaming in WASH interventions. Specifically, the webinar will explore how evaluations of GESI mainstreaming efforts in WASH can be done better and what type of support is needed to achieve this mainstreaming.
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Uncovering impacts of cash transfer programmes for different groups using machine learning

21 September 2022 - Cash transfer programs have become one of the most popular approaches to poverty reduction. They have been found to be successful in a variety of contexts. Little is known however about their effectiveness for specific population groups. Do people transitioning out of poverty under cash transfer programs share specific characteristics? Which successful strategies do they adopt?
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Economic empowerment, school participation and changing social norms

19 July 2022 - Reducing adolescent childbearing is a global priority; enabling contraceptive use is one means of achieving this. This webinar looks at what interventions have been evaluated in low- and middle-income countries and what is needed to move the field forward and ensure the best evidence and interventions are conducted in the future.
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Impact evaluation: causal maps, mechanisms and the elusive quest for useful middle range theory

23 February 2022 - This webinar explores how causal mapping can aid analysis of evaluation data; highlights the important distinction in impact evaluation between multi-case cognitive causal mapping and single case causal inference; illustrates how far causal mapping and mechanism identification in impact evaluation can aid useful middle range theory building; and explains why it is not possible to produce useful middle range theory from empirical evidence alone.
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Language of Instruction Transitioning in Low-and- Middle Income Countries: An Evidence Synthesis

15 December 2021 - In this webinar we will discuss: 1) how can we apply midrange theory to understand the impacts of language of instruction transition choices on student learning outcomes; 2) what the impacts are of mother tongue education on learning outcomes in the mother tongue as well as in a national or later acquired language across contexts; and 3) what are the key ingredients of a successful language of instruction transition program across contexts?
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