Conference on Impact Evaluation Studies in Africa Cotonou 7-8 February 2011


Conference on Impact Evaluation Studies in Africa Cotonou 7-8 February 2011

Monday,  February  7, 2011

8:00 – 8:30: REGISTRATION

8:30 – 9:00:   OPENING SESSION

- Word of Welcome (IREEP)

- Outline of the Conference (CREPOL) ...

 

 

9:00 – 10:00: SESSION 1: IMPACT EVALUATIONS: CONCEPT AND METHODOLOGY

- Presentation by Poverty and Economic Policy Research Network (PEP)

 

10:00 – 11:30: SESSION 2: CURRENT STATE OF QUANTITATIVE ECONOMIC RESEARCH IN AFRICA

- Presentation: The African case studies (CREPOL)

 

11:30 – 11:45:  Coffee break

11:45 – 13:15:  SESSION 3: THE PRACTICE OF IMPACT EVALUATIONS IN AFRICA AND THEIR USE

- Presentation 1: Overview of IE studies in Africa (DIAL/AFD/IFPRI)

- Presentation 2: Policy relevance of IE studies in Africa (IREEP)

 

13:15 – 14:30: Lunch break

14:30 – 16:00: SESSION 4:  EXPERIENCES IN CONDUCT OF IE IN AFRICA AND OVERSEAS

- Presentation 1: Experience of IE in Latin America (GRADE)

- Presentation 2: Experience of IPA & J-PAL in Africa (IPA or J-PAL)

 

16:00 – 16.15: Coffee break

16:15 – 17:45: SESSION 5:  THE VIEWS OF POLICYMAKERS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS

- Presentation 1:  Minister #1

- Presentation 2: Minister #2 or NGO representative

 

END OF DAY 1

 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

9:00 – 10:00: SESSION 6:  KEYNOTE RESEARCH REPORT

- Leonard Wantchekon, NYU, "How to Evaluate Policy Making Institutions".

 

10:00 – 11:30:  SESSION 7:  IE CAPACITY BUILDING FACILITIES

- Presentation 1: World Bank

- Presentation 2: IPA & J-PAL

- Presentation 3: PEP/PIERI

- Presentation 4: IREEP

 

11:30 – 11.45: Coffee break

11:45 – 13:15: SESSION 8:  FUNDING FACILITIES FOR IE STUDIES

- Presentation 1: 3ie

- Presentation 2: World Bank

- Presentation 3: Bilateral Donor (TBD)

 

13:15 – 14:30: Lunch break

14:30 - 16:30: SESSION 9: PANEL DISCUSSION: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF IE STUDIES BY AFRICAN CENTERS: THE WAY FORWARD

- 1 Senior African researcher

- 1 Junior African researcher

- 1 African policymaker

- 1 Donor representative

 

16:30 – 16:45: Coffee break

16:45 – 17:00 SESSION 10: CLOSING SESSION

17:00: END OF CONFERENCE


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