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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...

  • 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...

Safe Schools: eliminating crime from schools

28 de June de 2018

The Safe Schools, Strong Families program will undergo an impact assessment that will gather information on whether police visits to schools and improvements to the communication channels between school administrators and police officers promot...

Ecuadorian project wins regional impact assessment competition

24 de June de 2018

The project “Impact Assessment of the Human Development Grant" of Ecuador’s Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion (MIES) was one of the six winners of the 1st International Call for Impact Evaluations for Better Public Management...

There are still five prizes left for those who wish to take part in the “Public Administration Innovation and Education Survey”

12 de June de 2018

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 Administration, to be held in Guadalajara on Nove...

Whatsapp messages to improve the lives of pregnant women and mothers

31 de May de 2018

The 2013 infant mortality rate in the city of Buenos Aires increased from 6.7 per 1,000 live births to 8.5 per 1,000 live births. The Red Primeros Meses (RPM) social program was created to address this issue and successfully identified several ...

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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 
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...
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...