Putting Evidence and its Added Value into Practice in Public Policy-Making Putting Evidence and its Added Value into Practice in Public Policy-Making December 09, 2019 Thanks to the number of impact assessments carried out in recent years, today there is a great deal of knowledge about the effectiveness of public programs and policies implemented around the world. This information can improve policy-making and ensu…
 Winners of the III International Call for Impact Assessments Winners of the III International Call for Impact Assessments October 23, 2019 For the third consecutive year, CAF - development bank of Latin America opened its International Call for Impact Assessments for a # Better Management. Of the 129 applications received, about 30 went to the interview phase and 5 were winners.
CAF Impact Assessment to Reduce Alcohol Consumption in Colombian Children CAF Impact Assessment to Reduce Alcohol Consumption in Colombian Children October 14, 2019 Underage alcohol consumption in high in Colombia. According to the 2016 National Study on the Consumption of Psychoactive Substances in the School Population (ENCSPPE), the average age of onset of consumption is between 12 and 13 years, which can aff…
 SEMIDE Successfully Completes First Colombia Edition SEMIDE Successfully Completes First Colombia Edition October 14, 2019 This event is opening up opportunities for improvement in public management for Latin American countries, based on experiences from all over the region.
Lessons We Can Draw From “Non-significant” Results Lessons We Can Draw From “Non-significant” Results September 24, 2019 When public servants perform an impact assessment, they expect the results to confirm that the policy’s impact on beneficiaries meet their expectations or, otherwise, to be certain that the intervention will not solve the problem. Null or “statistica…
30 CAF Workshops on Theory of Change By End-2019 September 24, 2019 As of July, CAF—development bank of Latin America— had held six Workshops on Theory of Change, as part of the assessments advanced in the region, totaling almost 30 since the creation of the Directorate of Impact Assessment and Policy Learning. These…
CAF and iNNpulsa Colombia Conduct Study to Learn About Colombians’ Perception of Entrepreneurship August 02, 2019 Colombia has a relatively positive perception of entrepreneurship. In fact, it ranked 47th out of 137 countries in the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI), second only to Chile, which is the highest-ranked country in Latin America. However, the …
How to Apply Regression Discontinuity to Measure Impact How to Apply Regression Discontinuity to Measure Impact July 26, 2019 In many public programs, the decision about who are the beneficiaries of a program—and who aren’t—is made based on some ranking or continuous variable, e.g. a test score or a household’s income level. In these cases, randomization to measure the impa…
Colombia to host next CAF Seminar on Impact Measurement for Development Colombia to host next CAF Seminar on Impact Measurement for Development June 28, 2019 Throughout the meeting, successful techniques and experiences will be discussed on the use of impact assessment as a tool for public management, both in Latin America and in other countries worldwide.