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Launch Workshop: Measuring and Evaluating Determinants of Public Administration Productivity

October 22-25, 2019

Brussels, Belgium

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  • This workshop is part of a multi-year project to develop an evidence base on European public administration co-organized by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy and the Structural Reform Support Service, together with The Bureaucracy Lab of the World Bank. The goal of the workshop is to bring together a number of Member States interested in measuring public administration and corresponding public sector productivity and willing to share their experience in this field.  The workshop will work with Member States to develop an impact evaluation that will act as the basis for a comprehensive diagnostic of public administration systems and an evaluation of critical reforms.”

    Organized by The Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DGREGIO) and Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) of the European Commission together with The Bureaucracy Lab of the World Bank, a joint initiative of the Development Impact Evaluation Unit (DIME) and the Governance Global Practice of the World Bank.

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    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040: VM2

    Facilitator:

    Patricia Paskov, Development Impact Evaluation (DIME), World Bank Group

    09:00 – 09:30

    Registration

    09:30 – 10:00

    Knowledge Pre-Test

    10:00 – 10:30

    Welcome

    PHILIPPE MONFORT, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission

    DANIELE DOTTO, Structural Reform Support Service, European Commission

    10:30 – 11:00

    Using Data and Impact Evaluations to Better Understand Public Administrations

     

    ARIANNA LEGOVINI, Development Impact Evaluation (DIME), World Bank Group

    This session will introduce the World Bank’s work on impact evaluations; provide examples of previous DIME surveys, data, and the ways in which impact evaluations feed into reform initiatives; and discuss the benefits of the DIME empirical approach. This session will also briefly outline the structure of the next few days and what is/should be expected from/by participants.

    11:00 – 11:30

    Coffee Break

     

    Go and meet someone with the same color badge as you have!

    11:30 – 12:00

    Bureaucracy Lab: Using Measurement and Evidence to Catalyze Public Administration Reform

     

    ZAHID HASNAIN, Governance Global Practice, World Bank Group

    DANIEL ROGGER, Development Impact Evaluation (DIME), World Bank Group

    This session will provide an overview of Bureaucracy Lab’s work in promoting the use of evidence and measurement in civil service reform through data, research, and impact evaluations.

    12:00 – 12:30

    Keynote film

     

    TIM BESLEY, London School of Economics

    JAN-HINRIK MEYER-SAHLING, University of Nottingham

    IMRAN RASUL, University College London

    CHRISTIAN SCHUSTERUniversity College London

    MINA SHOYLEKOVA, Structural Reform Support Service, European Commission

    GEMMA TETLOW, The Institute for Government

    This keynote film will feature a series of interviews with leading scholars in the field of empirical analysis of public organisations.

    12:30 – 13:30

    Lunch

    Bâtiment Jacques Delors, Rue Belliard 99/101, 1040: VIP Rooms Vitré +1 +2 +3 

    13:30 – 14:00

    Measuring Public Administration in Europe: New Initiatives

     

    JAN-HINRIK MEYER-SAHLING, University of Nottingham

    CHRISTIAN SCHUSTERUniversity College London

    MINA SHOYLEKOVA, Structural Reform Support Service, European Commission

    This session will introduce recent and ongoing initiatives for measuring public administration and highlight existing data and reports on public administration.  Mina will present several projects of the Commission to collect EU-wide data, and Christian and Jan will present on multi-country studies in which they have been closely involved.

     

    14:00 – 14:30

    Diagnosing Bottlenecks in the Public Sector

     

    REPRESENTATIVE, Portugal

    REPRESENTATIVE, Estonia

    This session will initiate case presentations by representatives of member states and highlight successful cases of using empirical methods to better understand and measure bottlenecks in public administration.

    14:30 – 15:00

    Group Work I: What Do You Know About Your Own Public Administration?

     Small groups

    In this session, each group (determined by badge color) will discuss the use of data in their public administrations and the extent to which they use regional or international benchmarks to assess civil service capabilities.

    15:00 – 15:30

    Coffee Break

    15:30 – 15:50

    Designing and Implementing an Intervention in the Public Administration

     

    REPRESENTATIVE, Slovakia

    REPRESENTATIVE, Croatia

    This session will provide an outline of intervention designs aimed to improve productivity in the public sector; how the agency decided to target this specific part of the productivity chain; how and why the agency set up the design as they did; and how the availability of data and empirical methods shaped the design and implementation of the intervention. 

    15:50 – 16:50

    Measuring Impact I: Causal Inference, Experimental & Non-Experimental Methods

     

    VINCENZO DI MARO, Development Impact Evaluation (DIME), World Bank Group

    This session will introduce the ways in which impact evaluations can be used to accurately assess the benefits of a potential intervention and the mechanisms through which the intervention functions. Topics covered include: causal inference, experimental and non-experimental methods, and randomization.

    16:50 – 17:00

    Lightning Seminar: Empirics of the State

     

    ALESSANDRA FENIZIA, George Washington University

    RAVI SOMANIDevelopment Impact Evaluation (DIME), World Bank Group

    This session will present two brief summaries of academic research that makes use of administrative and survey data in the public sector to showcase what can be done with good data.

    17:00 – 17:30

    Group Work II: Identifying Potential Areas for Reforms in the Public Administration

     Small groups

    In this session, each group will establish a productivity chain specific to its administration, determine in which specific area(s) its project proposal will focus, and identify what existing data is available at each part of the productivity chain. By the end of this session, groups should have identified a number of topics on which they may like their proposal to focus.

    17:30

    Closing Remarks, Wrap Up, and Next Steps

     

    ARIANNA LEGOVINI, Development Impact Evaluation (DIME), World Bank Group

    18:00

    Cocktail Reception

    Maison du Luxembourg: Rue du Luxembourg 37, 1050

     

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040: VM2

    Facilitator:

    Philippe MonfortDirectorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission

    09:00 – 09:40

    Understanding the Public Sector Productivity Chain

     

    ZAHID HASNAIN, Governance Global Practice, World Bank Group

    DANIEL ROGGER, Development Impact Evaluation (DIME), World Bank Group

    RAVI SOMANIDevelopment Impact Evaluation (DIME), World Bank Group

    This session will outline different measures of productivity in the public sector based on the most recent innovations in practice and in the literature. This session will outline a generic productivity chain (inputs, intermediates, outputs, and indicators) as a guide for the day’s agenda, where participants will develop a context-specific productivity chain for their own organizations.

    09:40 – 10:10

    Linking Productivity Monitoring and Evaluation in the Public Administration

     

    REPRESENTATIVE, Hungary

    REPRESENTATIVE, Ireland

    This session will present the reform strategies, monitoring systems, and evaluations in place within two member states, identify where gaps exist within these realms, and offer suggestions as to how such gaps could be bridged.

    10:10 – 10:30

    Lightning Seminar: Measuring Productivity Innovatively

     

    MICHAEL BEST, Columbia University

    DANIEL CHEN, Toulouse School of Economics

    ALESSANDRA FENIZIA, George Washington University

    This session will present three brief examples of innovative approaches to measuring the productivity of public officials and how this had fed into an impact evaluation or policy reform.

    10:30 – 11:00

    Coffee Break


    11:00 – 12:30

    Group Work III: Defining the Research Question

    Small groups

    In this session, each group will determine a specific intervention and project that measures and identifies key reforms to improve personnel management and increase productivity. These different approaches will be the basis of potential ‘treatment arms’ in any proposed experimental work. By the end of the session, each group should have a formulated research question and a complete theory of change.

    12:30 – 13:30

    Lunch

    Bâtiment Jacques Delors, Rue Belliard 99/101, 1040: VIP Rooms Vitré +1 +2 +3 

    Facilitator:

    Francesco AmodeoDirectorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission


    13:30 – 14:30

    Measuring Impact II: Defining Variables, Creating Systems and Permissions

     

    REPRESENTATIVE, Ireland

    GIANMARCO LEÓN-CILIOTTA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    DANIEL ROGGER, Development Impact Evaluation (DIME), World Bank Group

    MINA SHOYLEKOVA, Structural Reform Support Service, European Commission

    This panel session will provide a few brief examples from the frontier of the literature of experimental methods used in the public sector, the indicators used, and the innovations of each design.

     

    14:30 – 15:15

    Cutting-Edge Analytics

     

    DANIEL CHEN, Toulouse School of Economics

    REPRESENTATIVE, Austria

    REPRESENTATIVE, Member State

    This session will outline cutting-edge approaches to data collection and analysis used in the public sector.

    15:15 – 15:45

    Group Work IV: Identifying Key Indicators and Data Sources for the Productivity Chain

    Small groups

    In this session, each group will consider the data and measurement methodologies to be used in their project. By the end of this session, groups should clearly identify the key indicators (intermediary and final) for their research questions, the data needed, and how each indicator will be measured (i.e. existing data, surveys, etc.).

    15:45 – 16:15

    Coffee Break

    16:15 – 17:30

    Reform and Identification Strategy Speed Dating I

    Small groups

    In this session, researchers and impact evaluation specialists will visit each group to provide insight on each group’s reform and identification strategy. 

    19:00

    Conference Dinner

    Stirwen: Chaussée Saint-Pierre 15, 1040

     

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040: VM2

    Facilitator:

    Zahid HasnainGovernance Global Practice, World Bank Group

    09:00 – 10:30

    Reform and Identification Strategy Speed Dating II

    Small groups

    In this session, researchers and impact evaluation specialists will visit each group to provide insight on each group’s reform and identification strategy.

    10:30 – 11:00

    Coffee Break

    11:00 – 11:45

    Measuring Impact III: Practical Considerations

     

    GIANMARCO LEÓN-CILIOTTA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    This session will address practical issues around setting up and implementing an impact evaluation, including how to identify the target populations, what appropriate sample sizes should be (based on power calculations), different sampling methods and how to implement them in practice (including auxiliary data requirements), timeline expectations, and budget calculations (based on expected staff requirements).

    11:45 – 12:00

    Lightning Seminar: Power Up!

     

    MICHAEL BEST, Columbia University

    REPRESENTATIVE, Romania

    In this session, academics and policymakers discuss how they learned “the hard way” the importance of practical considerations when designing an impact evaluation.

    12:00 – 13:00

    Lunch

    Bâtiment Jacques Delors, Rue Belliard 99/101, 1040: VIP Rooms Vitré +1 +2 +3 

    13:00 – 13:15

    Intended Impact Evaluation Implementation Schedule and Logistics

     

    PATRICIA PASKOV, Development Impact Evaluation (DIME), World Bank Group

    This session will present the intended rollout of the wider program, key deadlines, and practical considerations.

    13:15 – 14:45

    Group Work V: Impact Evaluation Implementation Schedule and Logistics

    Small groups

    In this session, groups will create a work plan for practical implementation of the impact evaluation, including budget, data-collection services, timeline and staffing. By the end of this session, groups should have completed the corresponding PowerPoint slides.

    14:45 – 15:15

    Coffee Break

    15:15 – 17:30

    Group Work VI: Synthesizing Impact Evaluation Plan and Group Presentation

    Small groups

    In this session, groups will synthesize the work from all previous group work sessions to compile a detailed impact evaluation plan to present to the plenary group. By the end of this session, each group should have clearly identified the research question, identification strategy, target population, sampling method, key indicators, mechanisms of focus, as well as the budget, timeline, and staffing of the impact evaluation. Each group should record their final plan in the PowerPoint template

     

    Friday, October 25, 2019

    Rue Froissart 36, 1040 : Room 1D

    Facilitator:

    Daniel Rogger, Development Impact Evaluation (DIME), World Bank Group

    08:30 – 09:00

    Knowledge Post-Test

    09:00 – 10:00

    Group Work VII: Finalizing Impact Evaluation Plan and Group Presentation

    Small groups

    In this session, groups can finalize their impact evaluation plans and presentations for the plenary group.

    10:00 – 10:30

    Coffee Break

    10:30 – 12:00

    Impact Evaluation Designs: Group Presentations

     

    In this session, project groups will present their proposed impact evaluation designs to the plenary group, using their PowerPoint template.  Practical feedback on the design implementation and monitoring arrangements will be given by the impact evaluation specialists and other groups. The impact evaluation specialists will verify that the proposed design is robust and that a well-specific process exists for mainstreaming the impact evaluation into project implementation.  Each group will leave with a fully developed impact evaluation design and implementation plan.

    Coatia

    Estonia

    Hungary I

    Hungary II

    Portugal I

    Portugal II

    Romania

    Slovakia

     

    12:00 – 12:15

    The Plan Ahead

     

    ZAHID HASNAIN, Governance Global Practice, World Bank Group

    DANIEL ROGGER, Development Impact Evaluation (DIME), World Bank Group

    In this session, the Bureaucracy Lab group will sketch out the road ahead, with a specific focus on operational considerations for designing and implementing the impact evaluation including undertaking country-level workshops, ensuring sufficient resources are allocated to the project, hiring survey firms, and so on.

    12:15 – 12:30

    Closing Remarks

     

    PHILIPPE MONFORT, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission

    DANIELE DOTTO, Structural Reform Support Service, European Commission

    This session will provide a vision for the collaboration between the World Bank, the European Commission and member countries around public administration.

    12:30 – 14:00

    Lunch

    Bâtiment Jacques Delors, Rue Belliard 99/101, 1040: VIP Rooms Vitré +1 +2 +3 

     

    This is also an opportunity for groups to go over the presentation feedback internally and discuss with impact evaluation specialists and other participants over lunch to ensure that they leave with the best impact evaluation plan possible.

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    Francesco Amodeo

    Policy Officer Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

    Francesco Amodeo is policy officer at the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission. He works to enhance administrative capacity in Member States and improve the way they use and manage the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund. He develops pilot initiatives to test possible solutions in cooperation with the authorities in the Member States, international organisations, NGOs and external experts. Previously, he worked on ERDF funding of innovative solutions by urban authorities, and to implementation of the reform programme in Greece. Francesco did his Masters in European Economic Study at the College of Europe and his undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Rome.

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    Michael Best

    Assistant Professor Columbia University

    Michael Best is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Columbia University. Michael's research focuses on tax evasion in developing countries and its implications for optimal tax policy and administration; the determinants of the effectiveness of public procurement in and the design of policies to improve it; and the effects of tax policy and the design of optimal tax policies in developed countries. Prior to joining Columbia, Michael was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Michael holds a PhD from the LSE and an M.Phil from the University of Oxford.

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    Daniel L. Chen

    Director of Research Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

    Daniel L. Chen is Director of Research at the Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Professor at the Toulouse School of Economics. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, a Collaborator at Harvard Medical School, an Advisor for NYU Data Science students, and the founder of oTree Open Source Research Foundation and Data Science Justice Collaboratory. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT, a JD from Harvard Law School, and a B.S and an M.S. in Economics and Applied Mathematics from Harvard College (summa cum laude). Chen was previously Chair of Law and Economics, a co-founder of the Center of Law and Economics at ETH Zurich, and an assistant professor of Law, Economics, and Public Policy at Duke University.

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    Vincenzo Di Maro

    Senior Economist Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) World Bank Group

    Vincenzo Di Maro is a Senior Economist with the Development Impact Evaluation Team (DIME/DECIE) at the World Bank. His research focuses on tests of (behavioral) economics mechanisms in a variety of interventions and how to frame them as policy relevant parameters. He is currently leading the IE program in Public Sector Governance and Justice (ieGovern) in collaboration with PREM and LEGJR. Vincenzo joined the Bank after completing his Ph.D. in Economics from University College London. His previous work has focused on the impact of Early Childhood and Conditional Cash Transfer programs and, in particular, on their effect on consumption and nutrition. In the past, he was at the IADB as a Research Fellow and at Universita' Parthenope Napoli as an Assistant Professor. His research work has been published in journal such as the Journal of Development Economics and the Economic Journal, among others.

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    Daniele Dotto

    Head of Unit, Governance and Public Administration Structural Reform Support Service, European Commission

    Daniele Dotto is Head of Unit “Governance and public administration” in the Structural Reform Support Service of the European Commission. After a short experience in the private sector where he set-up what is now one of the largest European network of business lawyers, Daniele started his career at the European Commission in 1993, in the team supervising the deployment of the Single market. In 1996, he moved to the Consumer Policy Department where he dealt with the consequences of the mad-cow crisis and the creation of DG SANCO. In 2000, he participated in the design and implementation of the “Prodi- Kinnock reform” of the European Commission. Later, he was Head of Unit of the Governance and Coordination Unit of DG Human Resources (participating to the European Commission corporate governance) and then Head of Unit External and Trade Unions Relations. In 2013, he joined the Task Force for Greece, with the mandate for technical support in the areas of growth policy and better absorption of EU Funds. In 2015, he was appointed Head of Unit in the Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) – Governance and Public Administration and Coordinator of Technical Support for Greece (until September 2017). Since July 2018, he supervises the strategy and operations of the European Commission Competence Centre for Public Administration and Governance. He also coordinates the SRSS technical support to France and the SRSS relations with the OECD. He regularly lectures at Bocconi University and at the Scuola Normale "Sant'Anna" di Pisa.

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    Alessandra Fenizia

    Assistant Professor George Washington University

    Alessandra Fenizia is an Assistant Professor at George Washington University. She earned her BA and MS in Economics from Bocconi University and her PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley. She is an applied microeconomist working primarily at the intersection of labor and public economics. She is interested in understanding how to evaluate and improve the performance of public sector agencies and in studying how government policies affect workers and firms. In her work, she explored the determinants of public sector productivity and focused on the impact of public sector managers on office performance.

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    Zahid Hasnain

    Senior Public Sector Specialist Governance Global Practice World Bank Group

    Zahid Hasnain is the Global Lead for Human Resource Management at the World Bank Group. He has been with the World Bank for 15 years, where he has worked on public administration reform, public sector performance, public financial management, transparency and accountability, and digital governance. He has published a number of papers in peer reviewed journals on these topics, was a core member of the World Development Report 2016 “Digital Dividends”, and has led analytical and lending projects for the World Bank in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Indonesia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Serbia, and Vietnam. Zahid has a Bachelors degree in Physics and Government from Cornell University, a Masters in Development from University of Cambridge, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

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    Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling

    Professor University of Nottingham

    Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling is Professor of Political Science at the University of Nottingham, School of Politics and International Relations. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and was a Max Weber Fellow and a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. Prof Meyer-Sahling’s work focuses on civil service reform and management in Europe and in developing countries. Jan-Hinrik has been the author of OECD Reports on civil service professionalisation in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Western Balkans in the context of EU accession. He recently completed a project on ‘Civil Service Reform and Anti-Corruption in Developing Countries’ funded by the British Academy and the UK Department for International Development. Jan-Hinrik currently co-leads a project on the role of ethics trainings in combatting corruption in the public sector in developing countries that is part of the Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence Programme.

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    Arianna Legovini

    Head of Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) World Bank Group

    Arianna Legovini built and leads the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) group of the World Bank, which aims to use research to improve development practice and policy outcomes. Since joining the Bank in 2004, she has worked to understand and develop the institutions required to engage researchers, operational staff and policymakers in improving the quality in the design and implementation of development projects. It was a dual approach; use problem-based research to generate useful data and evidence and leverage the international assistance funds to test out solutions to development problems. This went into action in 2004-2008, with the creation of the Africa Impact Evaluation initiative. In 2009, she imported Africa-grown lessons, processes and programs into the global impact evaluation program. By 2013, with core funding from UK Aid, she designed i2i (impact evaluation to development impact) to support the expansion of the approach across institutional partners and under-evaluated sectors representing the majority of development aid. i2i was critical in developing Bank-wide governance structures. Arianna is currently responsible for a $145 million dollar research program, leveraging about $3 billion in WB, DFID and other partners lending, in 60 countries across the globe.

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    Gianmarco Leon-Ciliotta

    Associate Professor Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    Gianmarco Leon-Ciliotta is an Associate Professor at the department of Economics and Business at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and at IPEG-Barcelona and a Research Affiliate at CEPR. His current research interests are focused around three broad areas of development and political economics: (i) study of the selection and incentive mechanisms for public sector workers ; (ii) understanding voter behavior, i.e. turnout decisions and candidate choices; and (iii) the effects of shocks (i.e. civil conflict, pollution) on human capital accumulation. Most of professor Leon-Ciliotta's regional focus is on Latin America, where he has collaborated with the ministries of Education and Production in Peru and conducted joint evaluations with the Paraguayan voting commission. Additionally, he has extensive experience in West Africa and Indonesia, where he is currently conducting randomized evaluations in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Sierra Leone, and with a large public bank in Indonesia.

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    Philippe Monfort

    Policy Analyst European Commission – DG REGIO

    Philippe Monfort has a PhD in Economics from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. After a post-doctorate stay at Harvard University, he became Professor at the Department of Economics of UCL. His teaching and research concentrated in the fields of macroeconomics, international economics, European integration and economic geography. Philippe has produced a number of scientific contributions in these domains which led to publications in international journals. In 2008, Philippe Monfort joined the European Commission as policy analyst within the Directorate General for Regional Policy. He is now in charge of several files among which the development of economic models for the simulation of policy scenario related to the EU Cohesion Policy. In this context, Philippe Monfort currently participates to the development of a regional dynamic general equilibrium model which incorporates many features of the New Economic Geography as well as some environmental aspects. This particular project is a joint undertaking of the JRC-IPTS and DR REGIO.

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    Patricia Paskov

    Analyst - Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) World Bank Group

    Patricia Paskov is an Analyst in the World Bank’s Bureaucracy Lab. Previously, she managed an inter-university initiative (UW-Madison and UC Berkeley) to develop impact evaluations aimed to increase productivity of civil servants in Paraguay. Patricia has also worked with the World Bank’s Mind, Behavior and Development Unit, where she designed and implemented research on hiring and recruiting practices; as well as with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Peru, where she managed impact evaluations in the spheres of financial inclusion and education. Patricia holds a Masters in Economics from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE).

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    Daniel Rogger

    Economist -Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) World Bank Group

    Daniel Rogger is a Research Economist in the Development Impact Evaluation Research Group at the World Bank. His research focuses on the organisation of the delivery of public goods. He manages the civil service portfolio of the ieGovern initiative that runs rigorous impact evaluations inside government organisations. He is also co-lead of the ‘Bureaucracy Lab’ initiative, a collaboration between the Development Economics Vice Presidency and the Governance Global Practice. Dan did his PhD in Economics at University College London and was a PhD scholar at the Institute for Fiscal Studies where he is now an International Research Fellow.

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    Christian Schuster

    Associate Professor University College London

    Christian Schuster is an Associate Professor in Public Management and Director of Education at the School of Public Policy, University College London. His research draws on large-scale surveys and field experiments with public servants to study how governments manage public servants, and how they can do so more effectively. He has collaborated on civil service research with twelve governments in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa, as well as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. His research on civil service management has been published in over 30 publications and won the 2018 Haldane Prize for the best article published in Public Administration. His latest co-authored book is ‘Motivating Public Employees’ (published with Cambridge University Press’ Elements Series). He was previously the LSE Fellow in Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics (LSE), a Visiting Scholar at Sciences Po, a Visiting Research Scholar at the Inter-American Development Bank and an Economist with the World Bank. He holds a PhD in Government from the LSE.

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    Mina Shoylekova

    Project Manager - Structural Reform Support Service, European Commission

    Mina Shoylekova is project Manager in the Structural Reform Support Service of the European Commission. She works on projects for technical support to EU countries in the area of public administration and governance. As part of the Competence Centre for Public Administration and Governance and the team facilitating the work of the Commission’s inter-service group for public administration quality and innovation, she has been involved in a number of studies for country and thematic knowledge in this area. Between 2007 and 2018, Mina worked in DG Employment, as a country manager and policy coordinator for the investments made by the European Social Fund for administrative capacity enhancement. Prior to joining the Commission, Mina has worked as civil servant in Bulgaria and had been involved in reform initiatives linked to the development of new civil service model, improving the services delivery and better organisation of the administration.

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    Ravi Somani

    Economist - Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) World Bank Group

    Ravi Somani is a member of the World Bank's Bureaucracy Lab. Ravi holds a PhD in Economics from University College London. His research focuses on the economics of public-sector organizations, with papers on how management practices impact the performance of public officials and how public-sector hiring policies impact the wider labor market. Before starting his PhD, Ravi was an economist in the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, as part of the Overseas Development Institute Fellowship.

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EVENT DETAILS

  • TIME: 9:00 AM to 6:00PM
  • LOCATION: EC Building, Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 – Room 2, Brussels, Belgium
  • CONTACT: Daniel Rogger
  • drogger@worldbank.org

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