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International Development- Where is the Evidence?

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Humanitarian and development organisations are increasingly pressured to show that their decisions are based on the ‘best available evidence’ and that their interventions and programmes do have an impact. But where is the evidence for this, how does it reach these organisations and who decides what is ‘best’? Join the Cambridge University Science & Policy Exchange and Giving What We Can as we debate this important topic from both a practice and research perspective. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception. Speakers for this policy debate include:

  • Professor Chris Whitty – Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for International Development UK
  • Mr Ewen MacLeod – Head of UNHCR ’s Policy Development and Evaluation Services (PDES)
  • Dr Shailaja Fennell – University Lecturer in Development Studies
  • Mr Alex MacGillivray – Director of Development Impact at UK’s Development Finance Institution (CDC)

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