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 Conference - Big Data Analytics and Evaluation


SOLEP asbl, the Société Luxembourgeoise de l'Evaluation et de la Prospective, marks its 10th anniversary in 2019. To celebrate, SOLEP invites you to a conference of interest to policy-makers, evaluation professionals, economists, statisticians, data analysts, researchers, and students.

The event will be held under the patronage of the Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade and the European Investment Bank, and is organised with the support of Chamber of Commerce, KPMG Luxembourg, Artemis Information Management and PwC Luxembourg.

The use of big data analytics in monitoring and evaluation is on the rise. What are the new analytical tools and how can they applied for public decision-making? What are the implications to evaluation practitioners? What are the challenges ahead in terms of privacy protection and ethics? Two plenary sessions in the morning will be followed by three parallel technical workshops in the afternoon on the use of big data analytical tools for monitoring and evaluation.

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March 4 2019

 Randomized Control Trials in Development: the Gold Standard Revisited

Paris, France

Calls are multiplying to systematically assess the impact of public policies, and development aid in particular. But a controversy is stirring the community of economists about the most appropriate tools for conducting these assessments: some promote the random experiment method, which consists in randomly chosing two groups, one receiving aid and the other not, and to compare the evolution of these two groups. Other researchers question both the theoretical and practical limitations of this method, as well as its scope of application for evaluating projects, programs or policies. Taking advantage of a collective work in preparation on the subject, co-edited by researchers from AFD and IRD (Isabelle Guérin, François Roubaud and Florent Bédécarrats), this conference aims to discuss the points of view on this experimental method.

This day of conference and exchange between experts of development and evaluation, economists and researchers will take place in English. A French translation is provided.


March19  2019
15h30 - 19h00

Miscellanous news


The United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invites qualified companies to submit proposals to conduct an Evaluation of UNESCO’s Action to Prevent Violent Extremism (PVE).

Interested bidders will find more information on how to obtain a complete set of Solicitation Documents.
Deadline: 13 March 2019


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Development jobs websites

Aid Workers Network

This website has links to a number of websites useful in finding development assistance jobs, or recruiting personnel for such jobs.

American Evaluation Association

The Job Bank provides a free service for those seeking and those offering evaluation jobs (donations are requested to help defray the costs of the service.) The site is specifically used for the annual AEA evaluation conference.


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