3ie – LIDC Seminar: Making data reusable: lessons from replications of impact evaluations
09/10/2019 @ 12:45 am - 2:00 pm
In recent years, efforts to replicate the findings in scientific studies indicate that many results cannot be verified. In other words, reported findings cannot be reproduced using the original dataset and analysis code. The ‘replication crisis’ (as it has come to be known) appears to be a cross-disciplinary challenge. While this has led to a call for more replications, in practice there are few incentives for doing so. In the international development sector, there is an emphasis on developing interventions and policies that are grounded in rigorous evidence. Given the limited resoures available to tackle large scale challenges, it is imperative to ensure policymaking and programming draw upon lessons learned from evaluations of development interventions. But, given the replication crisis, how reliable is this evidence?
Speaker : Marie Gaarder, Director of the Evaluation Office and Global Director for Innovation and Country Engagement, 3ie
This event is part of a lecture series addressing methods and innovation in primary studies, hosted by The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) and the Centre for Evaluation at LSHTM. This particular talk is organised in collaboration with the 3ie-LIDC monthly seminar series.