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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 supports Member States to set up the necessary arrangements for carrying out CIE of DG EMPL funded interventions by:

  • Organizing training sessions on impact evaluation methods
  • Providing tailor-made advice on methodological and data issues that arise when designing, implementing and evaluating an initiative
  • Carrying out the quantitative analysis for a CIE

CRIE is also committed to:

  • Carrying out applied and theoretical research in Counterfactual Impact Evaluation (CIE), spanning in both the microeconomics and macroeconomic dimensions
  • Performing quantitative analysis for a CIE
  • Building bridges between EU policy-makers and the scientific community

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