Best Practices in Program Evaluation and Learning

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2 - 3 p.m. (CT) | Thursday, May 28, 2015 | Webinar
3 - 4 p.m. (ET) | Thursday, May 28, 2015 | Webinar

Policymakers, private and public sectors, and community organizations are seeking viable approaches to evaluate program impacts, both after the completion of a program and in real time in order to learn and adapt practices to local conditions. However, evaluation in the absence of randomized control trials poses unique challenges including possible selection bias. Feedback and support processes that require real-time data collection and organization confront additional challenges.

During this Connecting Communities® session, experts will discuss these challenges as well as potential solutions. They will also share the intuition behind the methods and the available models that can be applied in practice, especially in complex and even trying conditions.

Speakers include:

  • Daniel Millimet, Professor, Dept. of Economics, Southern Methodist University
  • Moira Inkelas, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles; Assistant Director, Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities, University of California, Los Angeles

Participation in this webinar is free; however, advance registration is required. Register for this session at the Connecting Communities® website.

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The Connecting Communities® webinar series is a Federal Reserve System initiative intended to provide a national audience with timely information on emerging and important community and economic development topics. The webinar series complements existing Federal Reserve community development outreach initiatives that are conducted through Reserve Bank regional offices and at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.