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Kenya conference logoInnovations & Solutions in Infrastructure, Agriculture & Environment
Naivasha, Kenya
April 23–27, 2012

The workshop is jointly organized by the World Bank's Development Impact Evaluation Initiative (DIME), in collaboration with the World Bank’s Africa Region and the Sustainable Development Network (SDN). Generous support from Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the Bank-Netherlands Partnership Program (BNPP), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Vice Presidency of the World Bank’s Africa Region is gratefully acknowledged.

The impact evaluation workshop will count on the participation of 25 country delegations from agriculture and sustainable development programs from the Africa, South Asia, and Europe and Central Asia regions.

The World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation Initiative (DIME) supports governments in getting answers, in real time, to their most pressing questions in the areas of agriculture, rural development and rural livelihoods. The program has a high-level research team that works hand-in-hand with Bank’s operational teams and government counterparts, to design and implement impact evaluations that respond to operational learning needs. The objective is to achieve better results by identifying how to make interventions work. DIME works in 18 thematic areas, including agricultural adaptations, access to infrastructure, and water.

Impact Evaluation and the Project Cycle: English | Français

  • Enhancing the participants' technical and organizational capacity to design and implement rigorous impact evaluation studies through hands-on training in impact evaluation methods and impact evaluation management including data collection, intensive monitoring, and data analysis.
  •  For the GAFSP teams already collaborating with DIME, to review impact evaluation plans and receive feedback on implementation challenges.
  • For each new country project team, to develop high-quality impact evaluation designs and an implementation plan together with impact evaluation experts (through interactive “clinics”).
  • The Policy sessions will share international evidence on agriculture, rural development and rural livelihoods sector interventions.
  • The Methods sessions will deliver general methodological training for teams to become informed consumers of impact evaluation. 
  • The Clinics are designed to facilitate a process of discussion for each country specific team to agree on the policy questions, and develop an initial design for the impact evaluation of their intervention with support from an impact evaluation expert and a sector specific expert. The program will continue to provide technical assistance to the countries for the implementation of these studies.
  • Detailed Workshop Agenda: English | Français

Monday, April 23, 2012
VENUE: Great Rift Valley Lodge, Naivasha, Kenya
9:30 – 10:30  

Participants Check-in & Coffee Break

Opening Remarks & Opening Panel: Stock-Taking and New Directions in Sustainable Development:
Johannes Zutt, World Bank Country Director, Kenya—Welcome to Delegations
Arianna Legovini, Head, Development Impact Evaluation Initiative, World Bank—Objectives for the Workshop
Nathan Belete, Sustainable Development Network, World Bank—Priority Areas for Knowledge in Sustainable Development David Ameyaw, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa—AGRA's perspective on the Research Agenda
Richard Caldwell, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Main Conference Hall

11:30 – 11:45   Questions and Answers
11:45 – 12:45   Impact Evaluation for Real Time Decision Making
Arianna Legovini, Head, Development Impact Evaluation Initiative, World Bank, Main Conference Hall
Presentation
12:45 – 1:00   Questions and Answers
1:00 – 2:00   LUNCH
2:00 – 2:30   Participants: "before" knowledge test on impact evaluation
Main Conference Hall
Facilitators: Meeting to discuss roles and expectations
Breakout Room
2:30 – 2:45   INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT CLINICS: Discuss expected outcomes and concept note template
2:45 – 3:30   Increasing Project Effectiveness I: Service and Infrastructure Provision and Takeup
Aidan Coville (DIME), Main Conference Hall
Presentation
3:30 – 4:00   Project Clinics I: Each project team is assigned a facilitator to provide technical support to the team throughout the length of the workshop (and beyond) and ensure that the project-specific goals are achieved.
Task 1 - Impact Evaluation Questions: Project teams explore applicability of concepts to their project context and brainstorm possible areas to evaluate
4:00 – 4:15   Coffee Break
4:15 – 5:00   Increasing Project Effectiveness II: Financial Management and Sustained Usage
Florence Kondylis (DIME), Main Conference Hall
Presentation
5:00 – 5:30   Project Clinics I Cont'd
Task 1 - Impact Evaluation Questions: Project teams explore applicability of concepts to their project context and brainstorm possible areas to evaluate
7:00 – ON   WELCOME DINNER
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sessions in Simultaneous translation English/French)

8:00 – 8:15   LOGISTICS: Explanation of Methods Sessions & Plan for the Day
8:15 – 9:00   PARALLEL METHOD SESSION I: Randomization

English Session: Daniel Stein (DIME), Main Conference Hall
French Session: Arianna Legovini (DIME), Breakout room
Presentation (Stein)

9:00 – 9:15   Questions and Answers
9:15 – 10:30   PARALLEL METHOD SESSION II: Non-Experimental Methods

English Session: Taryn Dinkleman (Dartmouth University), Vincenzo Di Maro (DIME), Main Conference Hall
French Session: Florence Kondylis (DIME), Breakout Room
Presentation I (Dinkleman) | Presentation II (Di Maro)

10:30 – 10:45   Questions and Answers
10:45 – 11:00   Coffee Break, all groups return to Main Conference Hall
11:00 – 12:00   PROJECT CLINICS II

Task 2 - Identification Strategy: discuss ways to use the methods presented to evaluate the overall impact of the project (Pillar I) and mechanisms (Pillar II)
Moderators: Impact Evaluation Specialists —Main Conference Hall and Breakout Rooms

12:00 – 12:30   LUNCH
1:30 – 2:15   PARALLEL METHOD SESSION III: Practical Sampling Methods

English Session: Laura Chioda (World Bank), Main Conference Hall
French Session: Rachid Laajaj (University of Wisconsin), Breakout Room
Presentation I (Chioda)

2:15 – 2:30   Questions and Answers
2:30 – 3:00  

GAFSP and Geo-Data
Maria Iskandarani (World Bank) and Johannes Kiess (World Bank), Main Conference Hall
Presentation

3:00 – 3:15  

Coffee Break

3:15 – 5:00  

PROJECT CLINICS II Cont'd
Task 2 - Identification Strategy: discuss ways to use the methods presented to evaluate the overall impact of the project (Pillar I) and mechanisms (Pillar II)
Moderators: Impact Evaluation Specialists — Main Conference Hall and Breakout Rooms

wEDNESDAY, April 25, 2012
8:00 – 8:15   LOGISTICS: Explanation of Methods Sessions & Plan for the Day
8:15 – 8:45  

Gender for Sustainable Development: Nik Buehren, World Bank Africa Region Gender Practice, Main Conference Hall
Presentation (Buehren)

8:45 – 9:00   Questions and Answers
9:00 – 9:45   Case Studies I: Service and Infrastructure Provision and Takeup

Group 1, Agriculture: Maria Jones (DIME), Rachid Laajaj (University of Wisconsin), Breakout Room
Group 2, Infrastructure: Nick Ryan (MIT), Alexandra Orsola-Vidal (World Bank SDN), Marco Gonazelez-Navarro (University of Toronto), Main Hall
Presentation I (Laajaj) | Presentation II (Jones) | Presentation III (Orsola-Vidal) | Presentation IV (Gonzalez-Navarro)

9:45 – 11:00   PROJECT CLINICS III

Task 3 - Refine Research Design: Discuss case studies and use them to refine research design

11:00 – 11:15   Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00   Case Studies II: Financial Management and Sustained Usage

Group 1, Agriculture: Jeremy Magruder (UC Berkeley), Daniel Stein (DIME), Breakout Room
Group 2, Infrastructure: Arianna Legovini (DIME), Andreas Kopp (World Bank SDN), Sudeshna Banerjee (World Bank SDN), Main Hall
Presentation I (Magruder) | Presentatin II (Stein) | Presentation III (Legovini) | Presentation IV (Banerjee)

12:00 – 12:15   PROJECT CLINICS III Cont'd
Task 3 - Refine Research Design: Discuss case studies and use them to refine research design
12:15 – 1:30  

LUNCH

   

SAFARI

tHURSDAY, April 26, 2012
8:00 – 8:15   LOGISTICS: Plan for the Day
8:15 – 9:00  

Design Considerations for Large Projects
Taryn Dinkleman (Dartmouth), Florence Kondylis (DIME), Main Conference Hall
Presentation I (Kondylis)| Presentation II (Dinkleman)

9:00 – 10:00   Speed Dating
Particpants have the opportunity to discuss various topics with subject matter experts. Main Conference Hall
10:00 – 10:20  

Coffee break

10:20 – 12:00   PROJECT CLINICS IV — Project Teams Work Separately

Research Questions, Indicators & Data. Each project group will continue to work on their project. Task 4: Data. identify indicators, type of data required

12:00 – 1:15   LUNCH
1:15 – 2:00  

STEPS TO IMPLEMENTING AN IMPACT EVALUATION & IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES
Maria Jones (DIME), Main Conference Hall
Presentation

2:00 – 2:15   Questions and Answers
2:15 – 2:45  

All participants take the "after" knowledge test on impact evaluation
Main Conference Hall

2:45 – 5:30  

PROJECT CLINICS V - Project Teams Work Separately Task 5: Finalization. Each group will finalize ideas and record in a Powerpoint Presentation using the provided template
Moderators: Impact Evaluation Specialists, Breakout Rooms

FRIDAY, April 26, 2012

Sessions in Simultaneous translation English/French)

8:00 – 8:15   Introduction to Presentation Session
8:15 – 12:00  

Project Team Presentations
Teams present their planned evaluations focusing on the evaluation questions and the impact evaluation design to obtain feedback from audience and research team. (presentation 10 min, discussion 5 minutes), Main Conference Hall

GAFSP
Bangladesh | Haiti: English, Français | Mongolia | Nepal | Niger: English, Français | Rwanda

Agriculture
Cote d'Ivoire PSAC | Ghana Improved Seed IE | Kenya Kakamega Lime Adoption IE | Malawi FUM IE | Mali Micro Dosing IE | Tanzania Market Group IE

IDA-Infrastructure
Cote d'Ivoire Impact Evaluation | DRC Growth Pole IE | Ethiopia Engergy IE | Kenya Water and Sanitation IE | Kenya Power IE | Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience IE | Nigeria NEWMAP IE |Nigeria RAMP IE | Rwanda EARP IE | Rwanda Feeder Roads IE | Senegal Storm | Sierra Leone Energy Access IE

12:00 – 1:30   LUNCH
1:30 – 4:30  

Project Team Presentations continue (coffee break mid-afternoon)

4:30 – 5:30   CLOSING CEREMONY



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