If It Worked Elsewhere, Will It Work Here?

Jul 17, 2018 14:00 - 15:00 UTC
Zoom Meeting
27 people are attending (3 externals)
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A Practical Framework for Applying Evidence in Different Contexts
Do decisions always need to be informed by evidence from your local context? How can results of impact evaluations conducted in different contexts apply where you work? At J-PAL we adopt a generalizability framework for integrating different types of evidence and data - including results from randomized evaluations, knowledge of the local context, and implementation considerations - to help make evidence-informed policy decisions. In this webinar, we will introduce a framework for considering whether existing evidence on effective programs can be integrated into decision-making and practice. We will do this by applying the framework through a case study of an innovative credit and storage program. We will also share how we have helped policymakers use the framework in their context, and conclude with a discussion of when to leverage the framework and where to find evidence.
Dr. Kristin Davis, Project Director, DLEC
  • Kyle Murphy is a Policy Manager at J-PAL Global where he manages J-PAL’s Agriculture sector and the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI). Additionally, Kyle manages J-PAL's cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) work. Kyle holds a master's degree in public policy from the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy where he focused on international development and program evaluation. Kyle previously served as an agricultural extensionist and volunteer coordinator for three years with the United States Peace Corps in Nicaragua. 
  • Becca Toole is a Senior Policy Associate at J-PAL Global and staffs J-PAL's Agriculture sector, including ATAI, and J-PAL's Environment & Energy sector. While at J-PAL, Becca has also provided short-term research support to evaluations of a bundled program of rainfall insurance, improved input supply, and agricultural extension services in Northern Ghana; a mobile technology-enhanced trading system in Uganda; and a mass media campaign on contraception in Burkina Faso. Prior to joining J-PAL, Becca earned a master's of science in economics and urban & environmental policy & planning from Tufts University. 



Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Time: Washington, DC: 10:00 / Rome: 16:00 / Johannesburg: 16:00 / Nairobi: 17:00 
Don't miss this opportunity for a lively discussion on how to develop globally informed and locally grounded policies and programs!