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Rigorous Research in Development Economics (Workshop)

Pictures: C4ED The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) successfully hosted a research workshop on Rigorous Research in Development Economics in November 2017, in Mannheim (Germany). Impact evaluation of policy reforms has gained increasing importance in the recent fifteen years with a conspicuous increase in RCTs as well as other rigorous evaluation methods, particularly in…

Research conference on Development Economics from November 29 to December 1, 2017

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) hosts a research conference on Development Economics from November 29 to December 1, 2017, in Mannheim (Germany). The conference will give both applied econometricians and development economists the opportunity to learn about and discuss recent rigorous empirical research in developing countries, particularly impact evaluation methods. We are looking…

Meeting with Vice Minister of Finance

Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich visited the Vice Minister of Finance for Public Treasury of Egypt, Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Maait, in the Ministry of Finance in Cairo in April 2017. They discussed the current progress regarding the new Health Insurance Law in Egypt and spoke about possible evaluation designs which can improve the design of a…

Conference: Impact evaluation – Between theory and practice

On 30th November 2016 C4ED hosted a conference on impact evaluation in partnership with the German Ministry for Development (BMZ) and DEval. Attended by the German Development Agency (GIZ), the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), and a wide range of IOs, NGOs, and research institutions the event served as a platform for researchers and development professionals…

HOSTING THE 2016 J-PAL EUROPE TRAINING IN IMPACT EVALUATIONS IN MANNHEIM

From August 29 till September 2, 2016, the Center was hosting the 2016 J-PAL Europe Training in Impact Evaluations in Mannheim. The training brought together over 40 evaluation practitioners and researchers from all over the world.

CONFERENCE: UPCOMING HEALTH INSURANCE REFORM

In July 2016 we welcomed Dr. Maait, Vice Minister of Finances in Egypt, to discuss the evaluability of the upcoming health insurance reform. Photos from the conference: (photo credit: Esteban Camargo)

REDUCE CHILD LABOR BY MAKING HEALTH INSURANCE ACCESSIBLE AND EASY TO USE

In Pakistan, the International Labor Organisation estimates that almost 20% of children aged 5 to 17 were involved in child labor in 2012 – a total of 12.5 million children. One of the reasons for child labour is the low coverage of health insurance in Pakistan: when a parent becomes sick, or passes away, it…