Author Archives: Diana Milena Lopez Avila

Diana Milena Lopez Avila

Diana reviews research and manages 3ie-funded impact evaluation grants funded under 3ie’s Agricultural Innovation Thematic Window, Open Window and Policy Window.


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Agricultural innovation: where does the evidence lie?

Improving agricultural innovations and technologies in developing countries is of paramount importance to increase agricultural production and income sustainability. Although many agricultural technologies are available, adoption remains low among smallholder farmers. To identify and map the existing evidence on the effects of agricultural innovation interventions on outcomes related to productivity and the sustainable growth of
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Implementing impact evaluations: trade-offs and compromises

In June this year, 3ie and the International Fund for Agricultural Development organised a workshop where we had several productive discussions around two key questions: Are impact evaluations answering policy-relevant questions and generating useful evidence? What are the challenges faced in designing and implementing impact evaluations of cash transfers and agricultural innovation programmes? The workshop
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What does the evidence say about women’s empowerment and domestic violence?

| November 25, 2015

Approximately 30 per cent of women around the world, aged 15 and above, have experienced physical and/or intimate partner violence. Domestic violence is associated with health and psychological problems for women and adverse consequences for children later in life. Despite the seriousness of the issue, the empirical evidence on the effectiveness of prevention interventions is
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