The CES is glad to announce a webinar delivered on March 8 in English by Emmanuel Jimenez entitled Impact Evaluations: Basic Concepts, Recent Trends and Future Challenges.
The number of impact evaluations (IEs) that address the causal links between outcomes and interventions has risen over the past decade and a half. What are these evaluations? What role do they play in the broader evaluation landscape? What questions are they able to answer and what are their limitations?
This webinar will offer a primer on impact evaluations. It will
- explain how they are defined and motivate their development
- briefly describe the principal methods that are used
- present the current status in terms of sectoral and geographic coverage
- discuss the challenges for generation and use of IEs and how organizations like 3ie are meeting them.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 12 pm to 1 pm Eastern Time
WHERE: CES webinars take place online using the GoToWebinar platform. You can check your computer's requirements.
COST: Free for all CES members.
Biography of presenter
Emmanuel (Manny) Jimenez is the Executive Director of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), a nonprofit organization to support the generation and use of rigorous evidence in policies and programs to reduce poverty in developing countries. He comes to 3ie after 30 years at the World Bank Group where he provided technical expertise and strategic leadership in a number of research and operational positions. He was the director of public sector evaluations at the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank. Prior to this position, he was responsible for the bank’s operational programme in human development in Asia. Before that, he served in its research department. He has published numerous monographs and scholarly articles in the fields of education, social protection, labour, health, urban development, public finance, environment and population. He also led the core team that prepared World Development Report 2007: Development and the Next Generation. Before joining the bank, Dr Jimenez was on the economics faculty at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. He received his B.A. from McGill University, Canada and his Ph.D. from Brown University, USA.
Increase awareness of why IE is important and of basic IE methods