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Global Conference and Workshop on Development Impact Evaluation in Finance and Private Sector
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
June 6 -10, 2011

 

All available presentations can be downloaded individually from the tables below or as compressed files from the resources section at the bottom of the page.

Day 1: June 6, 2011
9:00-10:00

Opening Remarks
Luiz Fernando de Souza - Pezão, Vice-Governor, Rio de Janeiro

Stock Markets and Firm Growth
Presenter: Alcides Ferreira, Director of Communications, BM&FBOVESPA

Finance and Private Sector Development in Brazil
Presenter: Makhtar Diop, Country Director for Brazil, World Bank

Finance and Private Sector Policies - What Should We Learn?
Presenter: Marialisa Motta, Director, Finance and Private Sector Development, Latin America & Caribbean Region
& Co-Director Investment Climate Department, World Bank

10:00-10:45

Impact Evaluation in Finance and Private Sector Development for Real Time Decision-Making
Presenter: Arianna Legovini, Head, Development Impact Evaluation Initiative, World Bank 

11:00-12:45

FINANCIAL EDUCATION PANEL

Financial Literacy Policy in Brazil 
Presenter: José Alexandre Cavalcanti Vasco, Head, Education and Investor Assistance, Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM)

Making Secondary Schools a Motivating Place to Learn: Lessons from the Financial Literacy Experience in Rio 
Presenter: Graça Santos, Professor, Coordinator of Middle School, Secretariat of Education of the State of Rio de Janeiro 

Making Secondary Schools a Motivating Place to Learn: Lessons from the Financial Literacy Experience in Sao Paulo 
Presenter: Rosania Morales Morroni, Professor, Director Board of Education, Itaquaquecetuba Region, Secretariat of Education of Sao Paulo

Impact Evaluation of Brazil's School-based Financial Education Program - Preliminary Results

Presenter: Arianna Legovini, Head, DIME, and Miriam Bruhn, Economist, World Bank 

2:00-3:30

BUSINESS CLIMATE REFORMS PANEL

Impact of Investment Climate Reforms for Private Sector Growth: What Do We Know? What Should We Learn? 

Presenter:Marialisa Motta, Director, Finance and Private Sector Development, Latin America & Caribbean Region & Co-Director Investment Climate Department, World Bank

Case Study 1: Reducing Informality among Firms in Minas Gerais, Brazil - Evidence from the Impact Evaluation Baseline 
Presenter: Priscila Malaguti, Núcleo Central de Inovação e Modernização Institucional, Government of the State of Minas Gerais 

Case Study 2: Incentives for Enterprises to Become Formal in Malawi: a Government Project and an Impact Evaluation 
Presenter: Lynda Ndovie, M&E Specialist, Malawi Business Environment Strengthening Technical Assistance Project

Case Study 3: How Does the Speed of Justice Affect Firms? Impact Evaluation of a Court-Level Intervention in Senegal 
Presenters: Florence Kondylis, Economist, and Mattea Stein, Economist, World Bank 

Case Study 4: How Do Stronger Insolvency Laws Impact Borrower Decisions? Impact Evaluation of a Reform in Romania 
Presenter: Leora Klapper, Lead Economist, World Bank 

4:00-5:30

FIRM GROWTH PANEL

Working with Large Firms: Insights and Results from a Management Experiment in India 
Presenter: David McKenzie, Senior Economist, World Bank

Empirical Evidence on the Importance of Managerial Capital 
Presenter: Miriam Bruhn, Economist, World Bank 

Day 2: June 7, 2011
9:00-12:00FIELD VISIT: Financial Literacy in Rio de Janeiro Secondary Schools (Images | Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3) 
Hosted by the Secretariat of Education of Rio de Janeiro
 
2:00-2:45

Impact Evaluation Methods I: Causal Inference and Randomization (Parallel sessions in English and Portuguese)
English presenter: Isabel Beltran, Economist, World Bank
Portuguese presenter: Arianna Legovini, Head, DIME
English | Portuguese 

2:45-3:30

Impact Evaluation Methods II: Differencing and Matching  (Parallel sessions in English and Portuguese)
English presenter: Mattea Stein, Economist, World Bank
Portuguese presenter: Abdoulaye Sy, Economist, World Bank
English | Portuguese 

4:10-6:00

Impact Evaluation Clinic I- Introduction to Evaluation Clinics and Goals for the Workshop

Day 3: June 8, 2011
9:00-9:50

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PANEL

Business Training for Youth Entrepreneurs - Evidence from Bosnia-Herzegovina 
Presenters: Bilal Zia, Economist, and Miriam Bruhn, Economist, World Bank

Case Study: Impact Evaluation of the Katwe Small Scale Industries Association Informal Skills Training Program in Uganda
Presenters: Obert Pimhidzai, Economist, and Mattea Stein, Economist, World Bank
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9:50-10:50

Interactive Session - Financial Literacy Experimental Game
Presenters:
 Aidan Coville, Economist, World Bank and Bilal Zia, Economist, World Bank

11:05-11:50 

Impact Evaluation Methods III: Making the Most of Discontinuities (Parallel sessions in English and Portuguese)
English Presenter: Florence Kondylis, Economist, World Bank
Portuguese Presenter: Francisco Campos, Economist, World Bank
EnglishPortuguese 

11:50-12:30

Impact Evaluation Methods IV: Practical Sampling Guide (Parallel sessions in English and Portuguese)
English Presenter: Vincenzo di Maro, Economist, World Bank
Portuguese Presenter: Vincenzo di Maro, Economist, World Bank
EnglishPortuguese 

2:00-3:30GENDER IN FPD PANEL

Gender and Private Sector Development: What Can Be Done and What We Don't know 
Presenter: Francisco Campos, Economist, World Bank

Case Study 1: Job Generation for Young Women: Impact Evaluation of a Training and Voucher Program in Jordan 
Presenter: David McKenzie, Senior Economist, World Bank

Case Study 2: Business to Business Networking Marketplace in South Africa - Gender Dimensions of the Impact Evaluation 
Presenters: Aidan Coville, Economist, World Bank and Francisco Campos, Economist, World Bank
3:45-6:00Impact Evaluation Clinic II: Research Questions, Indicators & Data
Day 4: June 9, 2011
9:00-10:30

ACCESS TO FINANCE PANEL

Evaluating a Microfinance Expansion in Egypt 
Presenter: David McKenzie, Senior Economist, World Bank

The Impact of Financial Literacy Around the World - Motivation, Existing Evidence and Upcoming Evaluations 
Presenter: Bilal Zia, Economist, World Bank

RTF - World Bank Financial Literacy and Education Trust Fund 
Presenter: Bilal Zia, Economist, World Bank

11:00-12:00

Interactive Session: What Are the Issues in Implementing an Impact Evaluation? 
Presenters: Arianna Legovini, Priscila Malaguti, and Isabel Beltran 

12:00-12:40

ENTERPRISE INNOVATION PANEL

Public Support For Enterprise Innovation Policy - The Case of Poland 
Presenter: Marcin Piatkowski, Economist, World Bank

R&D Returns, Spillovers and Firm Incentives: Evidence from China 
Presenter: Colin Xu, Lead Economist, World Bank

2:00-6:00Impact Evaluation Clinic III: IE Designs and IE Presentations
Day 5: June 10, 2011
9:00-3:00

Project Team Presentations

 

 
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