The Policy Influence Monitoring (PIM) project is a three year global project funded by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) to monitor and evaluate grantees policy influence across Africa, South and South East Asia and Latin America. Through enhanced monitoring and evaluation the project is also committed to support and help grantees maximise the value and impact of their Impact Evaluations.
The consortium is led by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in partnership with three regional organisations: CommsConsult in UK and Zimbabwe, Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) in Sri Lanka, and the Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC) in Argentina.
The project provides a focus on the factors and variables that inform how and when evaluations, and research more broadly, influences policy. It represents an exciting and rare opportunity to develop monitoring tools and approaches, conduct thematic research and build the capacity of grantees in a ‘quality learning laboratory.
At the heart of the project is a commitment to creating the intellectual space, in which to investigate, reflect, analyse, understand and share learning in this area. Without this space, researchers and their funding bodies will continue to invest increasingly scarce resources in learning that is invisible, ignored or ineffective in moving on our thinking about what brings about policy influence, and what does not.