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impact evaluation for public management

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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...

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    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 

3 key aspects about statistical power in impact assessments

29 de November de 2018

Impact assessment results are usually translated into public policy decisions. The "statistical power" is one of the items that helps ensure that such results actually reflect the assessed policy impact.

New policy briefs available for Latin American audience

30 de October de 2018

A CAF initiative brings high-quality evidence to Latin American civil servants in an effort to include their input in public policy design.

Impact evaluation proposals may be submitted until October 31 to improve institutions’ processes and policies

03 de October de 2018

Peru, Argentina and Colombia lead the proposals from 13 countries in several areas that include education, healthcare, social inclusion, infrastructure, transportation and energy. To apply, it is only necessary to have a very clear evaluation q...

Efforts made to reduce speed violations in Peruvian roads

27 de September de 2018

CAF and SUTRAN organized a road safety workshop in Lima to define the best strategies to reduce speeding violations on Peruvian roads, and thus avoid the worst consequences of traffic accidents.

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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 
¿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 
img - There are still five prizes left for those who wish to take part in the “Public Administration Innovation and Education Survey”
There are still five prizes left for those who wish to take part in the “Public Administration Innovation and Education Survey”
Government officials have until June 30 to complete the survey and compete for one of the last five places available at the 23rd International CLAD Congress on the Reform of the State and Public Ad...
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 resources,...
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 techni...
Impact assessments: How can we close the implementation gap in the public sector?
There is currently a gap between ideal solutions to the problems of the population and the incentive structure and institutional constraints faced by civil servants. How can we close that gap? Dani...
Briefing Hangout on CAF’s 2nd International Call for Proposals for #BetterManagement
The second briefing Hangout will be held on October 18, at 10:00 a.m. Caracas time, to assist those interested in applying for the second window of the call for #BetterManagement
First briefing Hangout on CAF’s 2nd International Call for Proposals on Impact Assessment for #BetterManagement
The first briefing session for parties interested in participating in the first call for #BetterManagement proposals will be held on Monday, July 23, at 10 a.m. in Caracas, through this webpage.