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ieConnect for Impact Workshop

July 17-20, 2017

Lisbon, Portugal

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  • This ieConnect for Impact workshop aims to train task managers in the transport sector on how to design and measure the impact of their projects in a way that optimizes equitable, efficient, safe, and green mobility outcomes.

    The workshop launches Phase II of the initiative, which is helping transform the growth potential of transport investment through the integration of impact evaluation. The ieConnect for Impact initiative is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and it is the product of a partnership between the Development Impact Evaluation Unit (DIME) and the Transport and ICT Global Practice of the World Bank.

    The four-day event will help participating projects develop a high-quality impact evaluation design and an implementation plan through targeted sessions, which bring together project teams, client counterparts, and impact evaluation specialists, and academics. The evaluation proposals may become the basis for a program of technical assistance to help projects conduct impact evaluation, which can provide feedback to projects during implementation and generate evidence to guide future policy decisions.

    The workshop also intends to enhance the capacity of staff and client counterparts to design rigorous IEs through hands-on training in impact evaluation methods and management, as well as to gather and strengthen the community of practice on transport impact evaluation with practitioners, country representatives, researchers, partners, and management around topics that are of strategic importance for the sector.

  • Monday (July 17)

    8:00 - 9:00AM

    Registration and Knowledge Test (Pre)

    9:00 - 9:30AM

    Opening Remarks: ieConnect for Impact, Phase II

    Jose Luis Irigoyen, Transport & ICT, World Bank (via video)
    Elizabeth Jones, Department for International Development (DFID), UK

    9:30 - 10:15AM

    Optimizing Outcomes for Equitable, Efficient, Safe, and Green Mobility

    Nancy Vandycke, Transport & ICT Global Practice, World Bank
    Walid Abdelwahab, Infrastructure Department, Islamic Development Bank

    10:15 - 11:00AM

    Impact Evaluation for Real-Time Decision-Making

    Arianna Legovini, Development Impact Evaluation (DIME), World Bank

    11:00 - 11:15AM

    Coffee Break

    11:15 - 12:30PM

    Impact Opportunities Session 1: Development Corridors

    Chair: Baher El-Hifnawi, Global Lead for Development Corridors and Regional Integration, World Bank

    12:30 - 2:00PM

    Lunch

    2:00 - 3:15PM

    (Language groups)

    Measuring Impact I: Causal Inference & Quasi-Experimental Methods

    English: Kevin Croke, DIME, World Bank
    Spanish: Sveta Milusheva, DIME, World Bank
    Portuguese: Caio Piza, DIME, World Bank
    French: Alice Duhaut, DIME, World Bank

    This session will introduce causality and quasi-experimental research methods. Topics covered include causal inference, difference-in-differences, propensity score matching, and discontinuity design.

    3:15 - 4:30PM

    Impact Opportunities 2: Gender

    Chair: Jeffrey Turner, University of Leeds

    4:30 - 4:45PM

    Coffee Break

    4:45 - 6:30PM

    (Small groups)

    Group Work: Session 1

    Project teams work on their impact evaluation, facilitated by project team leaders and researchers.
    In this session, the group will establish a results chain and determine the research questions for their project.

    7:30 - 9:30PM

    Dinner and Reception

    Master of Ceremonies on July 17: Kevin Croke, DIME, World Bank

    Tuesday (July 18)

    8:00 - 10:30AM

    Impact Opportunities 3: Cross-cutting Themes

    Chair: Walid Abdelwahab, Islamic Development Bank

     

    10:30 - 10:45AM

    Coffee Break

     

    10:45 - 12:15PM

    (Language groups)

    Measuring Impact II: Experimental Methods and Practical Case Study

    English: Bilal Siddiqi, DIME, World Bank
    Spanish: Guadalupe Bedoya, DIME, World Bank
    Portuguese: Caio Piza, DIME, World Bank
    French: Théophile Bougna, DIME, World Bank

    This session will introduce experimental methods. Topics covered include impact evaluation, causal inference, and randomization.

     

    12.15 – 1.45PM

    Lunch

     

    1:45 - 3:00PM

    Impact Opportunities 4: Urban Mobility

    Chair: Georges Darido, Global Lead for Urban Mobility, Transport & ICT, World Bank

     

    3:00 - 3:30PM

    Lightning Talks with Government Counterparts

    Chair: Walid Abdelwahab, Islamic Development Bank

    In this session, government officials that have been involved in impact evaluation will discuss their experience with Impact Evaluation.

     

    3:30 - 3:45PM

    Coffee Break

     

    3:45 - 6:30PM

    (Small groups)

    Group Work: Session 2

    In this session, the group will discuss the identification strategy, outcome indicators, and datasets that will be used to answer each research question.

     

    7:30 - 9:30PM

    Dinner

     

    Wednesday (July 19)

    9:00 - 9:30AM

    What We’re Doing and What We Could Be Doing

    Nancy Vandycke, Transport & ICT, World Bank
    Arianna Legovini, DIME, World Bank

     

    9:30 - 11:00AM

    Impact Opportunities 5: Road Safety

    Chair: Soames Job, Global Lead for Road Safety, World Bank

     

    11:00 - 11:15AM

    Coffee Break

    11:15 - 12:30PM

    Lightning Talks with Transport Economists

    Chair: Nancy Vandycke, Transport & ICT, World Bank

    Lightning Talks with cases and inspiring ideas about transport impact evaluation

    12.30 – 2.00PM

    Lunch

    2:00 – 3.00PM

    Measuring Impact III: Sampling and Power Calculations

    Maria Jones, DIME, World Bank

    Introduction of the concepts of sampling, randomization, and power calculations

    3.00 – 4.15PM

    (Small groups)

    Group Work: Session 3

    In this session, the group will work on the practical implementation plan of the impact evaluation including budget, timeline, and staffing.

    4.15 – 4.30PM

    Coffee Break

    4.30 – 6.30PM

    (Small groups)

    Group Work: Session 4

    In this session, the group will work on their presentations for the day after.

    9.30 – 9.30PM

    Dinner

    Master of Ceremonies on July 19: Muneeza Alam, Transport and ICT, World Bank

     

    Thursday (July 20)

    8:30 - 9:30AM

    Team Finalize Presentations

    9:30 - 10:00AM

    Knowledge Test (Post)

    10:00 - 11:00AM

    Impact Evaluation Designs: Team Presentations I

    Urban Mobility and Road Safety

    Teams present their evaluation design (10 minutes per team)
    Questions and Comments are answered at the end.
    Order of presentations to be provided prior to the panel

    11:00 - 11:15AM

    Coffee Break

    11:15 - 2:00PM

    Impact Evaluation Designs: Team Presentations Session II

    Development Corridors and Road Safety

    Teams present their evaluation design (10 minutes per team)
    Questions and Comments are answered at the end.
    Order of presentations to be provided prior to the panel

    (lunch provided during presentations)

    2:00 - 2:30PM

    Closing Remarks

    Nancy Vandycke, Transport & ICT, World Bank
    Arianna Legovini, DIME, World Bank

    2:30 - 7:00PM

    Afternoon in Lisbon: Join a group

    7:30 - 9:30PM

    Dinner

    Master of Ceremonies on July 20: Bilal Siddiqi, DIME, World Bank

    Support Staff at the Workshop:

    • Silvia Velez Caroco, DIME, Word Bank: Logistics Coordinator
    • Emiye Deneke, Transport and ICT, World Bank: Logistics Coordinator
    • Yohan Senarath, Transport and ICT, World Bank: Communications Coordinator