Apr 28, 2017  –  May 1, 2017  |  Delhi, New Delhi

Transparency and Reproducibility of Impact Evaluation: A Turning Point for the Evaluation Community

3ie and BITSS will hold a series of three Research Transparency events in New Delhi, India for 3ie impact evaluation grantees, 3ie staff, and the general public.

Transparency and reproducibility of impact evaluation is paramount to advancing evidence-informed policymaking in lower and middle-income countries. Recent examples demonstrate that pivotal scientific findings cannot be replicated due to poor documentation or methodological bias, sparking debate across scientific and regulatory communities. However, there is general agreement that we need improvements in communicating and documenting research and risk assessment methods.

April 28: Morning Workshop
This workshop is intended for all of 3ie’s water and sanitation grantees.

April 28: Afternoon Seminar
This 3ie Delhi seminar, BITSS Catalyst Arnaud Vaganay will present his research in meta-research. He will cover measuring the transparency and the scientific credibility of applied social sciences (e.g. evaluations of employment policies) and the influence of scientific norms, political institutions and financial incentives on the transparency and credibility of this research.

Time3:00pm – 5:00pm
Speaker: Arnaud Vaganay
Discussant: Kiran Bhatty, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
Chair: Diana Milena Lopez Avila, Senior Evaluation Specialist, 3ie

May 1: One-day Workshop
This workshop is intended for 3ie staff.

About the speaker
Arnaud Vaganay is the founder and director of Meta-Lab, a consultancy that develops, implements and evaluates new tools to make research and teaching more cost-effective. He is also a visiting lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is interested in defining what makes ‘good’ research decisions. Arnaud studies the economic, political, psychological and philosophical factors driving these decisions. His interest in meta-research stems from his experience as a policy and program evaluator. Arnaud holds a PhD in Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a MSc in political science from Science Po Grenoble, France.