Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results (The CLEAR Initiative)

Project website: The CLEAR Initative

and South Asia regional website here.

Project partners:

Funder: Coordinated by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), World Bank

and funded by:

The World Bank Group, IEG (The World Bank), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), African Development Bank (ADB), The Rockefeller Foundation, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Department for International Development (DFID, UK), Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).

Duration: 2011-present (my own engagement from 2011-2013)

Role: Project lead for Pakistan. Work in collaboration with EPoD Harvard Kennedy School, J-PAL MIT, and J-PAL South Asia at IFMR on developing and conducting various training workshops on evidence-based policy making.


CERP as part of CLEAR South Asia hosted various trainings, and continues to do so till today (check CERP’s website for details). Below are the first four that we organized in 2011 and 2012:

In addition to this, several other trainings on evidence-based decision making were conducted including for the Pakistan Administrative Services (, NGOs, and other organizations in South Asia including in Nepal and Sri Lanka.