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3ie funds impact evaluations and systematic reviews that generate evidence on what works in development programs and why. 3ie is an international grant-making NGO promoting evidence-informed development policies and programs in low- and middle-income countries. It is a global leader in funding and producing high-quality evidence of what works, how, why and at what cost. 3ie believes that better and policy-relevant evidence will make development more effective and improve people’s lives.

Since its founding in 2008, 3ie has awarded almost 200 grants (132 impact evaluations, 30 systematic reviews and 38 other studies). At the end of 2013, it had a portfolio of 150 grants in 41 countries, with a total value of US$66.6 million. 3ie has offices in New Delhi, London and Washington, DC. The three main funders of 3ie are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UKaid through the Department for International Development and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Institutional Representative: Mario Picon


Geographical Region: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America
Methodology: Experimental Design, Field Experiments, Lab Experiments, Statistics, Survey Methodology
Policy: Conflict and Violence, Corruption, Development