Talk in NYC March 5: Evidence 4 Peace

3ie has been analyzing the universe of rigorous impact evaluations on peacebuilding and conflict, to identify gaps. They’ll present results Thursday in NYC, and invitation/RSVP information is below. Open to all. I will be a discussant.

To spark interest, here’s some preliminary figures from a presentation last month at the World Bank.

First, the number of impact evaluations and the variety of outcomes they look at, by country. (I am only partly responsible for Liberia.)


If you took the ratio of evaluations to population, little Liberia (4 million) would look even crazier. So yes there are gaps.

Here, impact evaluations by intervention type: Untitled

The details:

The Evidence for Peacebuilding Initiative: Supply and demand for evidence on peacebuilding interventions

Annette Brown, Ph.D., Head of the Washington Office of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Chris Blattman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Columbia University

Sheree Bennett, Research, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor, International Rescue Committee

Thursday, March 5
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The International Rescue Committee’s Headquarters
122 E 42nd Street
New York, NY 10168

Conference Rooms 11B/C

To attend the meeting in person, please RSVP to Rick Bartoldus by March 3

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