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

To attend the meeting remotely from a computer or mobile device:
1. Go here
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. Click “Join”.
To view in other time zones or languages, please go here.

31 thoughts on “Talk in NYC March 5: Evidence 4 Peace

  1. Chris, Where can we get the data underlying these graphs? Helpful both for thinking about where the knowledge gaps are and syllabus planning…


  2. @anonymous: I’m not sure what website you mean. Everything I can see says March 5, and it is March 5, but if you point me to the page with the error I’ll let them know.

    @Dan Honig: they’ll have it released in the coming weeks or months. not sure.

  3. I just clicked the New York option and it says march 5th, but for Chicago it says march 4th. Weird

  4. Not much in there about farming or food. If I remember rightly a research project stated that if people had success in food production then they wouldn’t go around shooting each other. Was it in Liberia question mark.