By Oscar Mitnik
The 10th-anniversary meeting of the Impact Evaluation Network (IEN) of LACEA (Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association) will be held from March 22 to 24, 2017 at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) headquarters in Washington, DC. The meeting will consist of the presentation of 16 selected research papers from a record number of applications, plus two discussion panels on topics related to impact evaluation, and a keynote presentation by Professor Miguel Urquiola from Columbia University on school productivity.
The first panel, moderated by Luis Miguel Castilla (IDB), will count with the presence of Arianna Legovini (World Bank), Santiago Levy (IDB) and Daniel Ortega (CAF) and will discuss the multilateral development banks’ view on the impact of impact evaluations on public policy and decision-making in Latin America and the Caribbean. The second panel, moderated by Arturo J. Galindo (IDB), will count with the presence of Professor Urquiola, along with Felipe Barrera-Osorio (Harvard University), Gonzalo Hernandez (CONEVAL, Mexico) and David McKenzie (World Bank), and will discuss the next big questions in impact evaluation in Latin America and the Caribbean. The research papers to be presented will be distributed in five thematic sessions: social protection, labor, early childhood development, education, and institutions and production.
Registration to participate is free and is open until THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017. The REGISTRATION FORM and the complete AGENDA can be found HERE.
About the author
Oscar Mitnik is a lead economist in the IDB’s Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness.