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    Evaluating the impact of science, technology and innovation programs: a toolkit

    By - 22 de February de 2012, 2:15 pm

    Evaluating the impact of science

    As mentioned in a previous blog by my colleague Pablo Ibarrarán, the Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness of the IDB is publishing impact evaluation guidelines on selected topics and methods.

    The last publication of this series – Evaluating the Impact of Science, Technology and Innovation Programs: a Methodological (STIP) Toolkit, co-authored by myself, Gustavo Crespi, Pierre Monhen and Gonzalo Vázquez – reflects a joint effort of our office and the recently created Competitiveness and Innovation Division at the IDB to push the agenda of evidence-based policy making in the area of Production Development Policies.

    When we conceptualized and developed this toolkit our main objective was to facilitate the dialogue between STIP specialists and impact evaluation experts, by providing the former a complete and simple review of evaluation methods and the latter some key highlights of the specific challenges of evaluating STIP. Read more…