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Beyond the Status Quo: Using Impact Evaluation for Innovation in Health Policy
February 8, 2017Washington, DC | World Bank MC Building | MC 13-121

Beyond the Status Quo:

Using Impact Evaluation for Innovation in Health Policy is a one-day high-level event to discuss the policy implications of a package of client-driven DIME research in the Nigerian health sector. The research package targeted several constraints to improving health outcomes and tested alternative approaches to alleviating them. The event will use the experience, successes and failures, and the ensuing results from the experimental and non-experimental studies to discuss policy implications and a process to further strengthen country capacity for evidence-based health policy.

SPEAKERS:

Isaac Folorunso Adewole, the Honorable Minister of Health of Nigeria (tbc)

Paul Romer, Chief Economist, World Bank

Tim Evans, Senior Director for Health, Nutrition & Population, World Bank

Arianna Legovini, Manager, Development Impact Evaluation, World Bank

Abhijit Banerjee, Professor of Economics, MIT

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2017

Agenda

8:15 – 8:45

Registration and Coffee

 

8:45 – 8:50

 

Welcome

Arianna Legovini, Manager, Development Impact Evaluation, World Bank Group

 

8:50 – 9:40

 

 

 

 

Accelerating Health Innovation and Progress through Impact Evaluation

Akinlawon Oyemakinde, Director of Planning, Research, & Statistics, Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health

Paul Romer, Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President, World Bank Group

Roberta Gatti, Chief Economist for Human Development, World Bank Group

Moderated by Arianna Legovini, Manager, Development Impact Evaluation, World Bank Group

 

Part 1: Making Services Available

9:40 – 10:00

 

 

Community Volunteers and Patent Medicine Vendors in the Fight against Malaria: An Experimental Evaluation

Pedro Carneiro, Professor, University College London

 

10:00 – 10:20

 

 

Improving Access to Maternal Health Care Services: Evaluating the SURE-P Maternal and Child Health Project

Marcos Vera-Hernandez, Associate Professor, University College London

 

 

10:20 – 10:40

Coffee break

 

10:40 - 11:30

ACTION ITEM: What Should We Be Scaling Up and How?

Usman Yusuf, Executive Secretary, Nigeria National Health Insurance Scheme

Hong Wang, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

William Brieger, Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Noel Chisaka, Senior Health Specialist, World Bank Group

Moderated by: Aliza Marcus, Senior Communications Officer, World Bank Group

 

 

Part 2: Service Consistency and Quality

 

11:30 – 11:50

 

Improving Midwife Retention with Monetary and Non-Monetary Incentives: An Experimental Evaluation

Pedro Rosa Dias, Associate Professor, Imperial College London Business School

11:50 – 12:10

 

 

Improving Quality of Care at Primary Health Care Centers: An Experimental Evaluation

David Evans, Lead Economist, World Bank Group

12:10 – 13:10

Lunch and debate (starting at 12:30)

12:30 – 13:10

ACTION ITEM: Are additional resources necessary to improve the quality of care?

Two debaters will go head to head to argue opposing views. Each presenter will be given two times four minutes to argue their case. The audience will vote on the “winner” using clickers.

Adanna Chukwuma, Young Professional, World Bank Group

Ezinne Eze-Ajoku, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University

Moderated by David Evans, Lead Economist, World Bank Group

Part 3: Information, Behavior Change, and Productivity

 

13:10 – 13:30

 

Changing Norms and Behaviors through Entertainment TV

Abhijit Banerjee, Professor, MIT

13:30 – 13:50

 

Health Information, Treatment, and Worker Productivity: Experimental Evidence from Malaria Testing and Treatment Among Nigerian Sugarcane Cutters

Andrew Dillon, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

13:50 – 14:30

ACTION ITEM: How Do We Mainstream Testing and Learning in Public Policy?

Akinlawon Oyemakinde, Director of Planning, Research, & Statistics, Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health

Tim Evans, Sr. Director for Health, Nutrition, & Population, World Bank Group

Moderated by Arianna Legovini, Manager, Development Impact Evaluation, World Bank Group

14:30 – 15:15

Q&A and Closing

     

 

Last Updated: Feb 07, 2017

Event Venue

The event will take place at the World Bank, MC Building (Room MC 13- 121).

Address: 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433

Telephone number: 914-826-5350 or 202-412-0036

Visitor’s passes will be available for all registered guests at the World Bank’s visitor’s entrance located on the corner of 18th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Please bring a valid photo ID.

Event Information

The event will start on Wednesday morning with registration at 8:30AM. The first session will begin promptly at 8:45AM. We encourage all guests to plan to arrive at the visitor’s entrance of the World Bank at 8:00AM to allow enough time to pass through security. A member of our team will be there to assist.

If you are unable to attend the event in person, please find below different ways to access remotely:

Join by Webex

Meeting password: MuTGVcS2

Meeting number: 736 320 482

 

VC information

External IP: 192.86.102.202

Internal dial-in number 55780004

Join by Phone

Toll: 1-650-479-3207

Access code: 736 320 482

Join live on Youtube

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbJ3HUY-W60

 

Last Updated: Feb 03, 2017

Event Details
  • Location: MC 13-121, World Bank, Washington, DC
  • Contact: : Marcus Holmlund mholmlund@worldbank.org