IEU Virtual Talk: Results-based Payments: What does the evidence say?

25 February 2021

  • Event type IEU talk
  • Participation
  • Date 25 February 2021
  • Location Online

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IEU Virtual Talk: Results-based payments: What does the evidence say?

Thursday, 25 February 2021 5-6 PM KST 

Moderated by Yeonji Kim, Communications Officer, Independent Evaluation Unit.



Dr. Tulika Narayan

Dr. Narayan is an agriculture and development economist with 15 years of experience leading international evaluation and research projects. She conducts economic analysis to support agricultural development, climate change, low emission development, and environmental policy, as well as evaluation of international development projects. Currently, she leads the food security and agriculture practice at Mathematica.

Dr. Faraz Usmani

Dr. Faraz Usmani is an environmental economist with research interests at the intersection of environment, energy, and development. He has over 10 years of experience using experimental and quasi-experimental methods to evaluate the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of development interventions in low and middle-income countries. He is currently a Research Economist in the International Unit at Mathematica.



Dr. Martin Prowse

As an Evaluation Specialist, Martin is applying his 13 years of work experience in international development to support the IEU's workstreams on synthesis and innovation. Martin has worked at four universities across Europe and holds a Ph.D. and MA from the University of Manchester. He has published widely and is an editor of the European Journal of Development Research.


About the event

Results-based payments (RBPs) involve a funder who agrees to make payments to agents for achieving pre-agreed, verified results. RBPs can potentially address the problem of externality at the heart of climate challenge. This Virtual Talk will present the results of a recently concluded IEU evidence review on the effectiveness of RBPs. The authors will talk about the lessons learned from a wider range of sectors and insights as to how the application of results-based approaches can be enhanced in the climate domain.

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