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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&n...

CAF offers 35 scholarships for Seminar on Impact Measurement for Development, to be held on November 28-30 in Cuenca

13 de September de 2018

The event is organized by CAF-development bank of Latin America- and aims to train Ecuadorian officials in techniques and best practices on the use of impact assessment as a governance tool.

Impact assessment in school network to reduce violence

24 de August de 2018

CAF will assess the impact of CIPAVEs – Brazil’s school support networks created to reduce violence and bullying through innovative strategies.

Deadline to apply for CAF’s 2nd Call for Proposals of Impact Assessments for #BetterManagement extended

03 de August de 2018

At the request of the participants, institutions interested in entering management programs or initiatives in the call for proposals may apply until August 31. Ten proposals will be selected to receive technical, logistical and financial suppor...

Civic training as a tool to promote peace

31 de July de 2018

CAF will assess the impact of a training and support model in Colombia that will promote the development of civic skills in different areas of schooling, in order to foster a culture of peace.

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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 
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...
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 
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...
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...
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.