CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia at IFMR is organizing the 16th M&E roundtable on “Implementation Science: How can M&E be better integrated into the implementation of programmes and policies?” on February 22, 2017 at India International Center, New Delhi, India.
Implementation science is the study of methods to improve the uptake, implementation, and translation of research findings into routine and common practices (the 'know-do' or 'evidence to programme' gap). During this M&E roundtable, panelists will discuss the complexities of incorporating results from M&E systems into programmes implementation in real world settings. Speakers will highlight the “messy” nature of implementing such programmes, as well as the potential for significant impact and will share some of the practical “lessons learned” from their various experiences.
This roundtable will be chaired by Yamini Aiyar, Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Accountability Initiative (AI) and will include presentations by:
Chirag Bhimani, Deputy Environmental Engineer, Gujarat Pollution Control Board on “Opportunities and Challenges of incorporating M&E data into decision-making”
Burak Eskici, Post-Doctoral Fellow, J-PAL South Asia at IFMR on “Systems thinking in policymaking, and the role of a researcher”
CLEAR South Asia, hosted at J-PAL South Asia at IFMR initiated a series of roundtable discussions on various topics in M&E in 2011. The roundtables draw upon several disciplines, backgrounds, and research methodologies, creating a forum for researchers, M&E professionals, and civil society organizations working in M&E. This roundtable is the 16th in the series and will focus on “Implementation Science: How can M&E be better integrated into the implementation of programmes and policies?”.
Deputy Environmental Engineer,
Gujarat Pollution Control Board
Mr Bhimani is the Head-Deputy Enironmental Engineer at the Gujarat Pollution Control Board where he has been working for over fifteen years to implement strategies and programmes for the management of environmental issues impacting land, air, water, and people. He has also published extensively on the Emissions Trading Scheme in India and around the world. Mr Bhimani received his training in Engineering from Sardar Patel University.
JPAL South Asia at IFMR
Burak Eskici is a post-doctoral fellow in Payments and Governance Research Programme of JPAL South Asia at IFMR. Before joining to JPAL, he was a Harvard College Fellow at Harvard University for two years, where he taught courses on socio-economic development, political economy, research methods, and big data. His main research area is the role of institutions and culture on economic development and the historical processes in which they interact. He also has other projects on social networks, migration, big data, and systems thinking. Burak Eskici has a Ph.D. and MA in Sociology from Harvard University, in addition to MS and BS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey.