The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) recently unveiled a USAID-funded Evidence Gap Map detailing what evidence exists on global productive safety net programs and where more evaluations are needed. Policymakers can easily choose focus areas such as social protection, financial services, and microenterprise support and match them with evidence available in 14 different outcome categories.
USAID's Evaluation Interest Group hosted a webinar on the Evidence Gap Map Thursday, April 9th at 9 am EDT to discuss:
- A brief demo of the evidence gap map of productive safety nets to demonstrate the functionalities and highlight potential uses for policy, practice, and research commissioning
- A brief overview of the state of existing evidence on the effectiveness of productive safety nets
- Useful findings from high quality systematic reviews included in the gap map
- Characteristics of evaluations that would best fill existing gaps in evidence
- USAID and 3ie's collaborative process
About USAID's Evaluation Interest Group
The Evaluation Interest Group (EIG) is a community of practice based at USAID and is comprised of USAID staff, implementing partners, and others interested in learning more about monitoring and evaluation and sharing experiences and resources. To learn more about the group click here.