Who cares about getting results in development?  Everyone! But, how many know how to use evidence to drive and show results?  Probably not as many.  The post-2015 sustainable development agenda will focus on complex challenges.  Progress will rely on the capacity to design and implement the right policies and programs and to assess their effectiveness and impact.  Evaluations will need to shift beyond transparency and accountability and serve as a tool for learning about solving development challenges. A lively conversation among leaders in development about producing and using evaluations and putting countries on pathways to evidence-based decision-making, hosted by the Independent Evaluation Group in partnership with the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and the World Bank Group’s Governance Global Practice.


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Arsenio Balisacan
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary, National Economic and Development Authority, Philippines

Albert Byamugisha
Commissioner for Monitoring and Evaluation, Uganda Office of the Prime Minister

Penny Hawkins
Head of Evaluation, UK Department of International Development

Claudia Maldonado
General Coordinator, Center for Teaching and Research in Economics

Martin Ravallion
Professor, Department of Economics, Georgetown University


Emmanuel Jimenez
Executive Director, 3ie


Mario Marcel
Senior Director, Governance Global Practice, World Bank Group