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

Visit our archive to read the most recent counterfactual impact evaluations of active labour market policies.

2017 Spring Meeting of the CoP-CIE in Riga

The purpose of this event is to foster the collaboration between DG EMPL, CRIE, ESF Managing Authorities and other stakeholders, creating an appropriate environment for sharing experience and knowledge on the impact evaluation of ESF funded policy interventions. For additional info please visit the 

2017 Data Fitness Initiative for Counterfactual Impact Evaluation (CIE)

The selection of partecipants is now concluded.
For additional info please visit the “Data Fitness Initiative for CIE” page.

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.



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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