In 2014, we directed you to the 3ie database of impact evaluations. Here is another - the American Economic Association's registry for RCTs - one (implicit) purpose of which is perhaps to discourage ex post data mining with the focus on design and hypotheses. 29 of the 329 registered trials are tagged as agriculture, many of which are relevant to CGIAR (for instance, see this https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/559 and this https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/449).
We wanted to draw your attention to the last SIAC activities update of 2014 in which you will also find a brief narrative of plans for the next year. Keep an eye out for the Quality (Star) Rating/Review system in the new year. As ever, please write to us with your feedback and questions. We also welcome contributions to the blog on impact assessment (challenges in methodology, data collection, results etc.) at CGIAR Centers and CRPs. We are also happy to post announcements on IA training workshops, conferences or call for proposals.
With best wishes for the holiday season and a very happy 2015,
the SPIA @ ISPC family22Dec 2014