Author Archives: Annette N. Brown

Annette N. Brown

Annette is the former Deputy Director for Advancement and Impact Evaluation Services and Head of the Washington office for 3ie. In this position, she directed 3ie’s replication, registry, and database programs and professional services activities as well as 3ie’s membership development and sustainability activities. She also directed 3ie’s HIV prevention programs, including thematic windows 2 and 3, and 3ie’s new thematic window joint with the Experiments in Governance and Politics Network (EGAP).

Annette currently leads the Research and Evaluation Strategic Initiative at FHI 360.

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Is impact evaluation still on the rise?

Since 2014, 3ie’s impact evaluation repository (IER) has been a comprehensive database of published impact evaluations of development programmes in low- and middle-income countries. We call the database comprehensive because we build it from a systematic search and screening process that covers over 35 indexes and websites and screens for all development programme evaluations or
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What’s first for replication studies is what’s next for 3ie’s replication programme

Many consider pure replication, where the replication researcher starts with the original data set and writes code to recreate the published results according to the methods described in the publication, to be the second step in replication analysis. So, what is the first? The first step is checking whether the original authors’ code can be
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Let’s bring back theory to theory of change

| April 19, 2016

Anyone who has ever applied for a grant from 3ie knows that we care about theory of change. Many others in development care about theory of change as well. Craig Valters of the Overseas Development Institute explains that development professionals are using the term theory of change in three ways: for discourse, as a tool,
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