M&E Thursday Talk – Evidence for Peace: Enhancing the Evidence base on Peace- and State-building Challenges – 07.09.15
On Thursday, July 9, 2015 DME for Peace and the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation were pleased to host Annette Brown, Deputy Director of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), for a discussion of their Evidence for Peace Initiative and how 3ie is working to enhance the evidence base on development approaches to peace- and state-building challenges.
The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) (link is external) has launched the Evidence for Peace Initiative (E4P) with the goal of enhancing the evidence base on development approaches to peace- and state-building challenges and linking this to policy design and management processes to achieve better outcomes. We partnered with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the World Bank on the first phase of the initiative, through which we recently launched a scoping paper (link is external) that reviews the supply of and demand for rigorous evidence on peacebuilding evidence and an evidence gap map (link is external) and report (link is external) that present the available impact evaluations evidence in terms of interventions evaluated and outcomes measured.
About the Speaker:
Annette Brown is a Deputy Director of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and heads the Washington office and all Washington office programs, which include evidence for peace, impact evaluation services, HIV and AIDS thematic windows, and others. Until May 2012, she also served as Chief Evaluation Officer, for which she directed 3ie’s evaluation office and oversaw grants management and quality assurance for all primary study research funded by 3ie. Prior to joining 3ie, Brown held executive and senior management positions at several development implementers, for which she also performed technical assistance and research in more than twenty countries across all regions. Earlier in her career, Brown was Assistant Professor of economics at Western Michigan University and held research positions at the World Bank and the Stockholm Institute for Transition Economics. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. Her current research projects are on the topics of peacebuilding, governance, HIV/AIDS prevention, and internal replication, and she serves on two boards of directors.