2017 Data Fitness Initiative for Counterfactual Impact Evaluation (CIE)

The second edition of the “Data Fitness Initiative for Counterfactual Impact Evaluation (CIE)” has started on January 5, 2017.

The Counterfactual Evaluation Archive (CEA) has been re-updated!

The CEA is an online database which classifies published articles and working papers using counterfactual impact evaluation methods to assess the impact of active labour market policies within EU28.

Synthesis report on the ‘Pilot projects to carry out ESF related counterfactual impact evaluations’

In order to measure the causal effect of a policy, a specific approach called ‘counterfactual impact evaluation’ is needed. This report highlights that data access, networking, capacity building and taking evaluation requirements into account during the policy implementation are key for shifting to a culture of causal evaluation of policies.

Job openings at the Competence Centre on Counterfactual Evaluation

Positions: Econometrician
- Expertise in econometrics, with a focus on counterfactual analysis and/or causality;
- PhD in economics or statistics
Tasks: research and support activities

CRIE at the "First Joint JRC-IIASA Summer School on Evidence and Policy"

CRIE participated in the "First Joint JRC-IIASA Summer School on Evidence and Policy" which was held 2 September 2015 - 4 September 2015 in Laxenburg, Austria.



The Centre for Research on Impact Evaluation (CRIE) is part of the Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation (CC-ME) and provides scientific expertise and methodological support for Counterfactual Impact Evaluation (CIE) to the Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) and Member States for the impact evaluations of interventions funded by instruments managed by DG EMPL, namely the European Social Fund.

CRIE Newsletter November 2016
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Activities in Brief
COP-CIE 2016, Data Fitness Initiative for CIE, CIE Market, Participation in events

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