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  • Call for papers on impact evaluation



    Por Oscar Mitnik

    Online paper submission

    The Impact Evaluation Network (IEN) of the Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) is calling for papers to be presented at its 11th Annual Meeting, to be held joint with the 2018 RIDGE May Forum, this coming May 22nd and 23rd, in Montevideo, Uruguay.

    Active since 2007, the IEN is an initiative that aims to advance the state of knowledge and expertise regarding impact evaluation of different policies in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The Network aims to promote impact evaluation methodologies, increase capacity building, and bridge research and policy in the region.

    The IEN is seeking papers that use impact evaluation techniques applied to programs or policies, with priority given to evaluations in countries in the region. Methodological papers advancing the state of knowledge of program evaluation techniques are also welcome. A scientific committee will review submitted papers, and select up to eight papers for presentation.

    The meeting’s program will include a keynote address by Prof. Carolyn Heinrich (Vanderbilt University) and the presentation of invited and contributed academic papers.

    Interested researchers, practitioners and advanced graduate students are welcome to attend and participate in the meeting even if they are not presenting papers. All participants (including paper presenters and discussants) must register here starting May 1st, 2018.

    Full papers, written in English, should be submitted not later than March 9th, 2018, online via the RIDGE website, for consideration for the meeting. Should you have any questions please contact Further information can be found here.


    About the author

    Oscar Mitnik is a Principal Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank in the Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness.


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