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Dakar Workshop

Development Impact Evaluation in Finance and Private Sector (DIME-FPD) 
Dakar, Senegal
February 1-4, 2010

All presentations can be downloaded individually from the tables below or as a compressed file from the 'Resources' section at the bottom of the page
Day 1: February 1, 2010
9:00-9:30Welcome Address
Aminata Niane, Ministre Conseiller, Directrice générale de l'APIX (Agence de la Promotion des Investissements et des Grands Travaux)
Habib M. Fetini, Country Director, World Bank
9:30-10:30Impact Evaluation for Real Time Decision Making
Presenter: Arianna Legovini, Head, Development Impact Evaluation Initiative, World Bank
10:30-10:50Finance and Private Sector Development in Sub-Saharan Africa - Are We Contributing to Jobs and Growth?
Presenter: Marilou Jane D. Uy, Director, Financial and Private Sector Development, Africa Region, World Bank
11:05-11:50Impact Evaluation in Finance and Private Sector Development: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Stand?
Presenter: David McKenzie, World Bank
11:50-12:30What Do We Know About Gender and Private Sector Development in Africa 
Presenter: Markus Goldstein, World Bank

Impact Evaluation Methods I: Causal Inference and Randomization 
English Presenter: Shawn Cole, Harvard Business School and J-PAL
French Presenter: Markus Goldstein, World Bank
Portuguese Presenter: Leonardo Iacovone, World Bank
English | French | Portuguese 


Impact Evaluation Methods II: Differencing and Matching 
English Presenter: David McKenzie, World Bank
French Presenter: Mattea Stein, World Bank
Portuguese Presenter: Ana Margarida Fernandes, World Bank

English| French | Portuguese 

3:30-6:00Impact Evaluation Clinic I: Introduction and Setting Goals for the Week
Day 2: February 2, 2010
8:30-9:15Impact Evaluation Methods III: Making the Most of Discontinuities
English Presenter: Bilal Zia, World Bank
French Presenter: Florence Kondylis, World Bank
Portuguese Presenter: Francisco Camarate de Campos, World Bank
English | French | Portuguese

Impact Evaluation Methods IV: Practical Sampling Guide
English Presenter: Alaka Holla, World Bank
French Presenter: Elena Bardasi, World Bank
Portuguese Presenter: Sandra Sequeira, London School of Economics (LSE)
English | French | Portuguese


Case Studies I: Evaluating the Effects of Training and Business Development Services: The Tanzania Women's Virtual Business Incubator
Presenters: Elena Bardasi, World Bank and Alaka Holla, World Bank

11:15-11:45 Case Studies II: SEDA Impact Evaluation in Western Cape, South Africa 
Presenter: Varsha Harinath, Department of Trade and Industry, Republic of South Africa
11:45-12:10 Case Studies III: Rural Micro-finance in Morocco - Lessons from an On-going Randomized Study
Presenter: Tanguy Bernard, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Steps in Implementing an Impact Evaluation
Presenter: Arianna Legovini, Head, Development Impact Evaluation Initiative, World Bank

2:45-6:00 Impact Evaluation Clinic II: Research Questions, Indicators & Data
Day 3: February 3, 2010
8:30-9:15Private Sector Development - Macro-Micro Linkages
Presenter: Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: Understanding Constraints to Growth 
Presenter: Dean Karlan, Yale University and Innovations for Policy Action (IPA)

10:00-10:45Case Studies IV: Financial Literacy Education 
Presenters: Bilal Zia, World Bank and Shawn Cole, Harvard Business School

Impact Evaluation Clinics III-V: IE Design and Work on IE Presentation

Day 4: February 4, 2010

Project Team Presentations

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