Evidence generation in challenging times: Lessons from agricultural innovations
The COVID-19 pandemic forced course corrections for midstream impact evaluations across the globe. Successfully conducting the research to learn findings can require a great deal of flexibility among researchers, in order to handle the unexpected turns that arise with everything from program changes to the weather.
This Evidence Dialogues webinar discussed lessons learned using examples from impact evaluations of agricultural innovations. The panel brought together the lead researchers from three 3ie-supported impact evaluations on agricultural innovations. They discussed the findings from their research and all of the mid-evaluation course corrections they had to make to the successfully complete the evaluations.
Annemie Maertens, Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex;
Fred Dzanku, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Statistical, Social, and Economic Research (ISSER);
Alan de Brauw, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
Mark Engelbert, Evaluation Specialist, 3ie
Sebastian Martinez, Director of Evaluation, 3ie