Impact Evaluation In The Time Of  A Pandemic

Impact Evaluation In The Time Of A Pandemic

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Impact Evaluation In The Time Of  A Pandemic

Tuesday 19 May

Covid-19 has caused massive disruption to social and economic life. What does it mean for researchers, and impact evaluation in particular? Do we just have to shelve our plans or can we respond proactively? Can data collection proceed by other means or using other data sources? How do we use the opportunity to get evidence “into the system” at a point at which donors redirect their resources? What can we learn from evidence from past pandemics? And how can impact evaluators respond to the challenge of real time evaluation of interventions to address the effects of the virus and responses to it?

These questions will be addressed by a panel comprising:

Chair: Howard White, CEDIL Research Director and CEO Campbell Collaboration


Joerg Faust, Director, DEVal

Imran Matin, Executive Director, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, and Country Director, IGC Bangladesh

Marie Gaarder, Executive Director, 3ie

Edoardo Masset, Deputy Director, CEDIL

Slides from the Presentation:

Marie Gaarder’s slides: Link to slides

Edoardo Masset’s slides: Link to slides


Related links mentioned in the panel session:

Blog post: implications-covid-19-pandemic-impact-evaluation-activities-east-africa

Blog by World Bank on Adapting evaluation designs during covid 19

3ieimpact blog on phone surveys in developing countries need abundance caution

Development Evidence from 3ie Impact

3ie blog on how to get people to wash their hands

3ie/ACE Evidence Synthesis response to the ongoing global crisis

COVID-19 Research Prioritisation Survey

BIGD’s Rapid Research Response to C19.

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