We finished the first week of the International Workshop on Surveys and Impact Evaluation on Friday 20th January with the presentation of four examples of impact evaluations of programs in the region. 1) Productive Sector Rodolfo Stucchi from the IDB presented the results of an impact evaluation of the Chilean Supplier Development Program, aimed at improving and … [Read more...] about Four Impact Evaluations from Latin America: comparing apples with apples
Do you want to set up a survey for an impact evaluation? Imagine you are in front of a four piece jigsaw puzzle that has to fit perfectly (sounds easy): 1) sampling, 2) instruments, 3) data management and 4) Field work. This is how, in the very first session on surveys and sampling of the Taller Internacional de Encuestas y Evaluación de Políticas Públicas, Juan Munoz, a … [Read more...] about Total quality: total!
Yesterday (January 16th) we started in Santiago de Chile an International Workshop on Surveys and Impact Evaluation. This is a joint effort of the IDB, the Public Health School at the University of Chile and Sistemas Integrales. This workshop is also supported by the World Bank and the Spanish Fund for Impact Evaluation. The 100 participants come from more than 20 countries … [Read more...] about Chile: the place to be today to learn about evaluation of public policies!
More than 400 policy makers, experts, evaluators and academics met in Cuernavaca in the Conference: MIND THE GAP: FROM EVIDENCE TO POLICY IMPACT. … [Read more...] about Mind the Gap: from evidence to policy impact
I recently read an interesting article that sets forth strategic options for increasing the effectiveness of impact assessments, not just from a methodological standpoint, but also in terms of implementation. The article specifically deals with China and the valuable experience of the Rural Education Action Project of Stanford University, which is collaborating with the … [Read more...] about Five strategies for more effective impact assessments