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Data Fitness Initiative for Counterfactual Impact Evaluation (CIE)

2018
CRIE is happy to announce that the third edition of the “Data Fitness Initiative for Counterfactual Impact Evaluation (CIE)” has started on December 9, 2017. Our aim is to select suitable datasets of ESF interventions for which CRIE will conduct CIE studies - deadline for submission is February 14.
This is a continuation of the support scheme launched in February 2016 as part of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) and Centre for Research on Impact Evaluation (CRIE) initiatives to promote the use of CIE for the assessment of ESF-funded interventions.
In 2016 and 2017 this initiative led to four fruitful collaborations with the Office of Statistics and Evaluation of Umbria Region in Italy, the Evaluation Unit of the Ministry of Finance of Latvia, the Ministry for National Economy of Hungary and the Ministry of Employment and Social Economy of the Flemish Government.
As in 2017, the “2018 Data Fitness Initiative for CIE” takes the form of a two-type support to ESF MAs:
  1. accompany 'data-ready' MAs with CIE: D4C-R (ready);
  2. accompany other prospective applicants in getting 'data-ready' for future CIE evaluations: D4C-F (future).
With the former type, ESF MAs are invited to provide CRIE with the data that are needed for carrying out a well-designed CIE of a specific ESF funded intervention, while with the second one they are selected in 2018 according to the proposed interventions to be evaluated and they will be guided by CRIE through the year in the data collection and/or data linkage procedures to be ready for a CIE study in 2019.
The CIE studies carried out by CRIE can be used by the MAs to feed into the evaluations foreseen in their Evaluation Plans so as to respect the regulatory requirements on the evaluation of impacts (Common Provisions Regulation 1303/2013 Art. 54 and Art 56.) and on the evaluation of the Youth Guarantee (ESF Regulation 1304/2013 Art. 19) . The CIEs will be performed by CRIE at no cost for the Member States.
The general objective of the initiative is to promote awareness among ESF MAs on the requirements of data sets to carry out CIEs of ESF-funded interventions, help to increase the use of CIEs, transfer the CIE-related know-how and contribute to the existing scientific evidence regarding the impact of ESF type interventions.
We are looking forward to collaborating with you!
For more information on the terms of participation see the Data Fitness Initiative for CIE.
Feel free to contact us at: jrc-crie-data@ec.europa.eu to receive additional information.
 
2017
 
CRIE is happy to announce that the ESF interventions selected to conduct a CIE within the “2017 Data Fitness Initiative for CIE – Ready” are the following:
  1. “Youth Guarantee Scheme” implemented by the Ministry for National Economy as part of the 2014-2020 National Operational Programme in Hungary;
  2. “Werkinleving Jongeren” implemented by the Ministry of Employment and Social Economy as part of the 2014-2020 Regional Operational Programme of Flemish Region in Belgium.
CRIE is also happy to announce that the ESF interventions selected within the “Data Fitness Initiative for CIE – Future” to receive support on data collection and/or data linkage procedures to be ready for a CIE study in 2018, are the following:
  1. “Supporting institutions threatened by early school leaving” implemented by the Ministry of Human Capacities as part of the 2014-2020 National Operational Programme in Hungary;
  2. “The counterfactual impact of higher education scholarships and advanced training” implemented by the Human Capital Operational Programme as part of the 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 National Operational Programme in Portugal;
  3. “Tirocinio extra-curricolare” implemented by the Basilicata Region as part of the 2014-2020 Regional Operational Programme of Basilicata in Italy;
  4. “Operational Programme Human Capital (OPHC) interventions related to young NEETs employment” implemented by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly along with the Ministry of Regional Development as part of 2014-2020 National Operational Programme in Romania.
CRIE is now working with the MAs and data providers of Hungary and Belgium to carry out the two “Data Ready CIEs” and reinforce scientific evidence regarding the impact of ESF interventions.
CRIE is also working on the “Data Future CIEs” with the MAs of Hungary, Portugal, Basilicata (Italy) and Romania to prepare the data required for future CIEs of the proposed interventions. CRIE and DG EMPL are looking forward to present together with the MAs the results of the “Data Ready CIEs studies” and the state of the art for “Data Future CIEs proposals” in the following months.
Additional information on the conducted CIEs will be published on this website.