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    For a Safer Latin America: a New Perspect...

    CAF's 2014 Economy and Development Report proposes a new approach to understand insecurity and violence from the analysis of the elements that make up a criminal event (individual in special circums...

  • CAF warns about lack of entrepreneurial d...

    CAF presented its Economy and Development Report (RED, for its acronym in Spanish), entitled Entrepreneurships in Latin America. From Subsistence Toward Productive Transformation. 

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our contribution

We seek to promote the use of impact measurements and social experimentation as a public management tool, and we encourage the learning process for both public policies and public management initiatives, independently of whether there is a CAF financial product associated to the project, with the goal of consolidating a deeper knowledge footprint that contributes with a decision making process increasingly based on evidence. 

How is scientific evidence related to public policies? 20 de April de 2016

Science applied to the evaluation of public policies allows us to see what the real problems of society are, and if the solutions provided will help. Without empiric evidence, knowledge, and applied science, evaluations are not effective&n...

Soccer with Heart: measuring the goals that change lives

28 de June de 2017

A study conducted by CAF seeks to ascertain the importance of soccer in developing socio-emotional skills and other measures of health and well-being in children and adolescents

New Impact Evaluation Proposals for Better Management (#MejorGestión) are now being accepted

23 de June de 2017

Public sector institutions from Latin America and the Caribbean are invited to submit their proposals for public management programs for the I Assembly for Better Management (#MejorGestión), May 1st through August 31st 2017, aimed to evalu...

Last week to apply to CAF's International Invitation to Participate in Impact Evaluations for Better Management

25 de April de 2017

Up to eight proposals from the Latin American and Caribbean public sector will be selected to receive free advice from a highly qualified team, to design and implement a rigorous impact evaluation. Priority will be given to proposals deali...

How to promote the formalization of entrepreneurs in Latin America

29 de December de 2016

CAF carried out an impact evaluation to learn about the effects of different incentives on the formalization of entrepreneurs in Bolivia. 

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¿Cómo hacer más seguras nuestras ciudades? Medellín cuenta su experiencia
The program Hot Spots in Medellin is a citizen safety public policy that increases police presence in specific places in the city with greater criminality 
5 consejos para evaluar políticas públicas
Among the main advices, we highlight: a) making an evaluation of public programs provides legitimacy to the government; b) information allows for better decision making; c) studies should be t...
How can we improve access to and quality of public services?
Guillermo Perry, former Minister of Finance of Colombia, and Laura Trucco, of the NYU Development Center, explain what is needed to have effective and quality services 
Why is it so difficult to measure public policies?
The main obstacles that those in charge of implementing public policies face, lies in the institutional framework that does not believe in impact evaluations for public programs, lack of resou...
SEMIDE: Impact Measurement Seminar
CAF's Impact Measurement Seminar brings together public policy makers from Latin America with the objective of training public officials on the subject and exchanging ideas to improve the effe...