Author Archives: Martina Vojtkova

Martina Vojtkova

Martina is an Evaluation Specialist in 3ie’s Synthesis and Reviews team and an Associate Editor of the International Development Coordinating Group of the Campbell Collaboration. She helps coordinate systematic reviews commissioned by 3ie and other donors, provides quality assurance on impact evaluations and systematic reviews, and contributes to in-house systematic review research and methods development.
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Unexpected evidence on impact evaluations of anti-poverty programmes

They need to tell us how the poor are defined before they can tell us anything else
| September 28, 2014

The first email that caught my eye this morning as I opened my inbox was Markus Goldstein’s most recent World Bank blog post, “Do impact evaluations tell us anything about reducing poverty?” Having worked in this field for four years, I too have been thinking that we were in the business of fighting poverty, and
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How useful are systematic reviews in international development?

| December 13, 2012

This thought provoking question was the highlight of the opening plenary of the Dhaka Colloquium of Systematic Reviews in International Development. Systematic reviews summarise all the evidence on a particular intervention or programme and were first developed in the health sector.  The health reviews have a specific audience: doctors, nurses and health practitioners. The audience
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Evidence to policy: bridging gaps and reducing divides

Evidence-based policymaking is important but not always straightforward in practice. The complex reality of policymaking processes means that the availability of high quality research is a necessary, but not sufficient, ingredient for evidence informed policy. At the recent 12th Annual Colloquium of the Campbell Collaboration, all the vibrant and in-depth discussions conveyed one clear message:
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