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Putting Evidence To Work For Better Policies, Programmes And Practice
26-28 September, Bloomsbury, London

Monday, 26 September:Friends House
The Light Small Hall George Fox Penn Suite Fry Suite
10.30-11.00 Tea/coffee break
11.00-12.30 1.1 Navigating the policy-research interface with systematic reviews 1.2 Engaging with decision-makers to promote use of evidence 1.3 Registering, reporting, and reviewing social intervention trials to
inform policy and practice
1.4 International perspectives on What Works: experience from Canada and
1.5 Moving from pilots to scale: the case of the CAS mHealth
initiative in India
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 2.1 What Works Centres: aims, methods and future roles 2.2 Building an evidence culture in large and global organisations 2.3 What Works in Community Driven Development (CDD)? 2.4 Partnering to produce and evaluate the MTV Shuga drama 2.5 Use of evidence in health policy making and guideline development –
How can we make it work?
15.00-15.30 Tea/coffee break
15.30-17.00 3.1 Using evidence in policy and practice: the changing landscape? 3.2 Funder support for transparency: lots of carrots, a few sticks for
evidence-based decision-making
3.3 Strengthening the evidence movement in the humanitarian sector 3.4 Improving access to finance through financial intermediaries: What
have we learned?
3.5 The cost effectiveness of social programmes



Monday, 26 September: BMA
Bevan Suite Harvey Room Council Chamber Snow Room Paget Room Prince’s Room Courtyard Suite
11.00-12.30 1.8 Experiments using police body-worn cameras 1.9 Setting the agenda for environmental evidence synthesis on climate
change, environmental management and impacts on human wellbeing
1.10 Learning what works in labour markets: the World of Labor 1.11 ‘Ignite’better health in Nigeria! Results from five policy
experiments in maternal and child health, primary health-care quality,
malaria, and edutainment
1.12 Better evidence for better child welfare 1.13 Better communication for better policy engagement 1.14 When ceteris paribus is not possible: Better understanding What Works
through community collaborations and qualitative inquiry
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 2.8 Experiments in police training 2.9 Community health workers and entrepreneurial incentives: Avon ladies
for health
2.10 Prevention and early intervention in Ireland and Northern Ireland: making
a real difference in the lives of children and young people
2.11Reflections on the future of research synthesis 2.12 Research schools – Please don’t let me be misunderstood 2.13 The effectiveness of school-based programmes to promote social and
emotional development
2.14 Strategies to develop a policy influence plan: the case of CIPPEC
15.00-15.30  Break
15.30-17.00 3.8 Arresting developments: reflections on the implementation of
evidence-based policing in England and Wales
3.9 Education and literacy in developing countries 3.10 What Works: health and wellbeing in schools 3.11 The effectiveness of water supply and sanitation interventions 3.12 Going beyond the rhetoric: from evidence to policy and practice in
development NGOs
3.13 Social protection and poverty



Monday, 26 September: Woburn House and LIDC
Woburn Woburn LIDC
Main Hall Tavistock Room Upper Meeting Room
11.00-12.30 1.6 What works in education? And how is the evidence being used? 1.7 Scan, synthesize, share: the use of knowledge synthesis in setting foundation
1.15 Child and youth development: global perspectives
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 2.6 Making change: how to campaign to make policy makers listen and act 2.7 What Works delaying early marriage in Ethiopia and India? 2.15 Use of mixed methods for enhancing the policy relevance of
systematic reviews: experiences from international development
15.00-15.30 Tea/coffee break
15.30-17.00 3.6 Evidence and policy in Ireland 3.7 Evidence portals: simplicity or over-simplification? 3.15 The role of context in the production and use of evidence


Monday, 26 September: Birkbeck (rooms in basement)
11.00-12.30 1.16 Evidence uptake in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector 1.17 Financial inclusion in South Asia 1.18 Impact evaluations and evidence-informed decision-making: experiences
from Colombia
1.19 Higher Education in India
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 2.16 Innovative use of evidence to enhance impact 2.17 Evidence-based financial development in developing countries 2.18 Using evidence for better health in developing countries 2.19 From efficacy to effectiveness at scale: lessons learned from Millions Saved
15.00-15.30 Tea/coffee break
15.30-17.00 3.16 Development impact evaluation 3.17 Search strategies for evidence synthesis 3.18Inter-regional comparative research and South-South learning – the
experience of the ELLA Programme
3.19 Improving study designs


Monday, 26 September: Logan Hall, IOE (20 Bedford Way)

3.20 Launch of Evidence Synthesis International


Tuesday, 27 September:Friends House
Small Hall George Fox Penn Suite
09.00-10.30 4.1 Promoting effective development through rigorous evidence in Latin
America and the Caribbean
4.2 Promoting policy through evidence to achieve the education Sustainable
Development Goal: the importance of a focus on early learning
4.3 Evidence on cash transfers and the risk of malnutrition in three
humanitarian emergency settings
10.30-11.00 Tea/coffee break
11.00-12.30 5.1 Co-production and institutional mechanisms to increase the use of evidence synthesis in decision-making  5.11 Linking evidence to practice in Canada (employment) and Wales (palliative care) 5.3 Leveraging impact evaluation for design to scale: teaching-at-the-right
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 6.1 Evidence on people’s views and experiences of public services:
innovative approaches and lessons from guideline development
6.2 Building evidence into innovation funding: the GIF experience 6.3 Using evidence in humanitarian and conflict settings
15.00-15:30 Tea/coffee break
15.30-17.00 7.1 Approaches to assessing effective education 7.2 Evidence and empowerment: women’s empowerment in low- and
middle-income countries
7.3 Evidence and internal evaluation Functions




Tuesday, 27 September: BMA and LIDC
BMA Bevan Suite BMA Harvey Room BMA Council Chamber LIDC UMR
09.00-10.30 4.8 Reducing prison populations 4.9 Mind the gap maps: Challenges and opportunities for evidence mapping
– lessons from an international context
4.10 What Works for improving academic attainment: educational programme
innovation, evaluation and synthesis
4.11 A case study of Triple P population delivery in the Irish Midlands:
adopting and implementing using evidence
10.30-11.00 Tea/coffee break
11.00-12.30 5.8 Bridging the research-policy gap: experiences from a formalised
partnership between social welfare policymakers and researchers in Norway
5.9 Reviews and better practice for better lives for people with
5.10 Translating evidence into policy and practice to improve children’s
emotional and educational wellbeing: successes and challenges
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 6.8 Bringing evidence-informed policymaking to life: films and
discussions from India and Senegal
6.9 The effectiveness of school-based peacebuilding programmes in
post-conflict societies
6.10 Developing evidence based guidelines in policing and social care –
more of an art or a science?
6.11 The role of replication in strengthening evidence for policy: community-based
monitoring of health systems
15.00-15.30 Tea/coffee break
15.30-17.00 7.8 Institutionalisation of the use and production of evidence: lessons
and successful cases from Latin America
7.9 Refugees and asylum seekers 7.10 International perspectives on an evidence-based approach to crime
and justice
7.11 EIC General Assembly



Tuesday, 27 September: Woburn House
Main Hall Tavistock Room Boardroom Meeting Rooms 1&2
09.00-10.30 4.4 How the Wellcome Trust uses public opinion
evidence to inform its policy advocacy and communications work
4.5 Deworming: findings from a new systematic review 4.6 Agricultural interventions in low- and middle-income countries 4.7 Public health and safety
11.00-12.30 5.4 Preventing crime: producing and using evidence 5.5 Review and meta-analysis methods 5.6 Marshalling multiple forms of evidence to inform newborn health
policies: A case study from Kenya
5.7 Ethics on evaluation
13.30-15.00 6.4 “I hear it takes 17 years for research evidence to make it business
as usual practice and policy!” How to create opportunities for rapid uptake
of evidence in policy and practice
6.5 Making health evidence relevant in Nigeria 6.6 Approaches to defining and collecting evidence 6.7 Online evidence resources
15.30-17.00 7.4 Accountability for evidence in policy making: getting the government
to show their workings
7.5 Strengthening the evidence base in the UK and Ireland 7.6 Health in sub-Saharan Africa 7.7 Evidence and environment



Tuesday, 27 September: Birkbeck
9.00-10.30 4.12 What Works to prevent Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)? 4.13 Information for action: supporting and strengthening the role of real-time
data collection for policy impact
4.14 Using evidence for better practice in nursing 4.15 Improving livelihoods for for sex workers
in Banglaore (India) and South Africa
11.00-12.30 5.12 Transforming the lives of 1 billion: experiences in informing social
policy with evidence in India
5.13 Cash transfers: a rigorous review of evidence. What do we know about
their impacts and the role of design and implementation features?
5.14 Design, test, adapt: adaptive learning to systematically learn “What
Works?” for programmes
5.15 Maternal and child health in Africa
13.30- 15.00 6.12 What Works to increase demand for evidence: carrots versus sticks 6.13 Bigger data, better data? 6.14 Policy advocacy for investment in Women’s Empowerment programme: walking
on the razor’s edge
6.15 Using evidence in local government
15.30-17.00 7.12 Child health and development 7.13 Data matters 7.14 Using evidence for better performance at agency and project level 7.15 Evidence-based strategy making for NGOs. From burden to bedrock



Wednesday, 28 September: Friends House
The Light Small Hall George Fox Penn Suite
09.00-10.15 8.1 Results for America: building a culture of evidence in the United
8.2 Developing critical evidence appraisal 8.3 Community-driven development: what does the evidence say? 8.4 A Knowledge Café on delivering development impact
10.15-10.45 Tea/coffee break
10.45-12.00 9.1 The science of science use 9.2 Challenges in research to evidence in sub-Saharan Africa 9.3 Mixed methods evidence synthesis 9.4 Global perspectives on the use of evidence
12.15-12.45 Summit award ceremony


Wednesday, 28 September: Woburn House and BMA
  Woburn House BMA
Main Hall Boardroom Mezzanine Meeting Rooms 1&2 Bevan Suite Harvey Room
09.00-10.15 8.5 What Works in crime reduction: sharing lessons learned 8.6 Synthesizing implementation evidence 8.7 Strengthening capacity to use research evidence in health policy
decision-making: lessons and reflections from Kenya and Malawi
8.8 Knowing if we are doing the right things right in humanitarian
action: experiences with big and rapid data in fragile and conflict affected
8.9 Lessons learned and challenges in the Policy influence potential of
impact evaluations in Latin America
8.10 Effective education
10.15-10.45  Tea/coffee break
10.45-12.00 9.5 Where there is no doctor, nurse, or clinic: community health workers
as a delivery platform
9.6 Teacher evaluation as a “wicked” policy problem 9.7 Engaging users in mapping evidence 9.8 Finance, training and taxes 9.9 Evidence databases for police and military 9.10 Whose minimum detectable effect matters to evaluate the impact of
government programmes?



Wednesday, 28 September: Birkbeck (rooms in basement)
09.00-10.15 8.12 Incorporating implementation evidence and causal pathway analysis
into systematic reviews in international development? Why and how?
8.13 Interventions for women’s economic empowerment in South Asia 8.14 Using evaluation to improve performance 8.15 Harnessing impacts data to drive evidence-based decision making in
commodity supply chains
10.45-12.00 9.12 Making evidence relevant for public policy 9.13 Pathways to policy influence: parliamentarians, policymakers and the
9.14 Challenging impact evaluation 9.15 Promoting agriculture innovation: the role of
impact evaluations
12.15-12.45 Summit award ceremony


Wednesday, 28 September: Prince’s Room, BMA
09.00-10.15 8.11 Evidence and gaps
10.15-10.45 Tea/coffee break
10.45-12.00 9.11 Pushing the frontiers of impact evaluations: evaluating the less
12.15-12.45 Summit award ceremony


Wednesday, 28 September: LIDC
Upper Meeting Room
10.45-12.00 3.14 Improving the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents: using evidence to inform programmes and policies


Post conference session
Friends Woburn
Fry Suite Main Hall GuildHE Boardroom Mezzanine Meeting Rooms 1&2
14:15-15:30 Funding a global repository of knowledge on what works (invitation only) Education Crime and justice Food security Knowledge translation and implementation
14:15-15:30 International development Social welfare National and regional centers Methods