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Trade & Competitiveness Impact Evaluation Workshop

February 27-March 02, 2017

Mexico City

  • This workshop, hosted by Competitiveness Policy Lab (ComPEL) and Development Impact Evaluation (DIME), gathers a significant number of practitioners and management, clients, researchers, and partners, with the following objectives:

    • To develop initial design and implementation plans for new impact evaluations through structured clinics sessions.
    • To enhance the technical capacity of staff and clients through training provided in methods sessions.
    • To bring participants up to date with latest research trends and results from relevant impact evaluations through policy and ignite sessions around three areas of interest: 
    • To strengthen T&C impact evaluation community through networking sessions with stakeholders, Management, and researchers.
  • Monday Feb 27

     

    8:30-8:45         Registration

    8:45-9:00         Welcoming Remarks
    Mary C. Hallward-Driemeier, Senior Economic Adviser, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank Group

    9:00-9:30         Knowledge Exercise 1 
    Moderated by Aidan Coville, Economist, World Bank Group 

    9:30-10:30       Impact Evaluation for Real Time Decision Making
    Arianna Legovini, Head of DIME, Development Research Group, World Bank Group 

    11:00-12:00     Designing Private Sector Interventions to Achieve Impact – How is the Trade and Competitiveness Practice Taking on the Challenge?
    Mary C. Hallward-Driemeier, Senior Economic Adviser, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank Group 

    Panel Discussion with Trade and Competitiveness Management: Ernesto Lopez Cordova, Practice Manager for Competitive Sectors; Christine Qiang, Practice Manager for Investment Climate; and Marialisa Motta, Practice Manager for Latin America and Caribbean

    12:00-1:00      Policy Session: Connecting business to improve market access and promote spillovers – Research trends and impact evaluation opportunities
    Rocco Macchiavello, Associate Professor, London School of Economics

    2:00-3:00         Ignite Session: Connecting business to improve market access and promote spillovers
    Moderated by Ana Goicoechea, Senior Economist, World Bank Group 

    3:00-3:15         Intro to Clinics: Integrating Impact Evaluation into the Design of Projects 
    Ana Goicoechea, Senior Economist, World Bank Group

    3:30-6:00         Clinic 1: Project Description and Results Chain 
    Teams will describe their projects and establish a results chain. They will identify which constraints their programs aim to address, and which other potential binding constraints might remain. Discussion will be submitted to their facilitator using a PowerPoint template.

     

    Tuesday Feb 28

     

    9:00-10:00       Policy Session: Improving regulatory efficiency to benefit firms – Do Government Audits Enhance Accountability and Reduce Corruption?
    Frederico Finan, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley

    10:00-10:45    Methods 1: Non-Experimental Methods
    Spanish – Guadalupe Bedoya, Economist, World Bank Group 
    French – Chloe Fernandez, Research Analyst, World Bank Group 
    English – Caio Piza, Economist, World Bank Group

    11:00: 12:00   Methods 2: Experimental Methods
    Paul Gertler, Li Ka Shing Professor, University of California, Berkeley

    1:30-2:30       Ignite Session: Improving regulatory efficiency to benefit firms 
    Moderated by Guadalupe Bedoya, Economist, World Bank Group 

    2:30-3:00         Methods 3: Ideas for Measuring Firm Outcomes
    David McKenzie, Lead Economist, World Bank Group

    3:15-4:30        Methods 4: Case Study 
    Led by team researchers

    4:30-6:30        Clinic 2: Research Questions, Indicators, and Data 
    Teams determine the research questions to be answered by the impact evaluation and the corresponding indicators and data. The results will be recorded in the PowerPoint template

     

    Wednesday Mar 1

     

    8:30-10:30      Debrief from Project Teams: Research Questions and Knowledge Gaps 
    Moderated by Mary C. Hallward-Driemeier, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank Group 

    10:45-11:45     Policy Session: Targeting and promoting businesses with high-growth potential – Research trends and impact evaluation opportunities
    David McKenzie, Lead Economist, Development Economics Research Group, World Bank Group

    11:45-12:30     Methods 5: Sampling
    Aidan Coville, Economist, World Bank Group

    1:15-2:15        Ignite Session: Targeting and promoting businesses with high-growth potential 
    Moderated by Caio Piza, Economist, World Bank Group 

    • Evidence from Kenya, Terence Johnson, Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame 
    • Evidence from Uganda, Sarojini Hirshleifer, Assistant Professor, University of California Riverside
    • Evidence from South Africa, Stephen J. Anderson, Assistant Professor, Stanford University

    2:15-2:45        Knowledge Exercise 2 
    Moderated by Aidan Coville, Economist, World Bank Group

    2:45-4:00        Clinic 3: IE Methods and Implications in Roll out Plans
    Teams will work on designing an impact evaluation strategy to answer the questions they have identified. The proposed design will be recorded in the project's PowerPoint template.

    4:15– 6:30      Clinic 4: Outcome Measures and Implementation Plan 
    Teams will work on possible outcome measures and practical implementation plan of the IE including budget, timeline, and staffing and record discussion in PowerPoint template.

     

     Thursday Mar 2

     

    8:30 – 10:30   Clinic 5: Teams’ presentations
    15 min per team (5 min presentation, 10 min discussion)

    10:45 – 12:45 Clinic 5: Teams’ presentations (continued) 
    15 min per team (5 min presentation, 10 min discussion)

    2:00 – 7:00 Networking Field Trip to Teotihuacan