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Data Fitness Initiative for Counterfactual Impact Evaluation (CIE)

CRIE is happy to announce that the ESF interventions selected to conduct a CIE within the “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. These evaluations are expected in 2018.
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.
Please find below information about the Data Fitness Initiative.

CRIE is happy to announce that the second edition of the “Data Fitness Initiative for Counterfactual Impact Evaluation (CIE)” has started on January 5, 2017. Our aim is to select suitable datasets of ESF interventions for which CRIE will conduct CIE studies.
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 this initiative led to two fruitful collaborations with the Office of Statistics and Evaluation of Umbria Region in Italy and with the Evaluation Unit of the Ministry of Finance of Latvia. To read a summary of the CIE of the ESF intervention implemented in Umbria region please consult this flyer. The full reports of the CIE performed by CRIE and the Managing Authorities (MAs) will be available soon on CRIE website and Yammer.
 
The “2017 Data Fitness Initiative for CIE” has been extended to allow the participation of ESF MAs who do not have yet at their disposal datasets to perform the CIE. The initiative takes the form of two type support to ESF MAs:
  • accompany two 'data-ready' MA with CIE;
  • accompany five other prospective applicants in getting 'data-ready'.
ESF MAs are invited to provide CRIE with the data that are needed for carrying out a CIE of a specific ESF funded intervention. The winners will be offered by CRIE a support to produce a CIE. Alternatively in the second case, the MAs will be guided by CRIE in the data collection or data linkage procedures.
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.
The results will be showcased in the Data Fitness dissemination event in November 2017.
 
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: data-crie@jrc.ec.europa.eu to receive additional information.