Evénements à venir

Conference "Evaluation of blended finance: Challenges and possible ways forward"

15 octobre 2019 - 09h30 à 12h00

Lieu : PwC Crystal Park, 2 rue Gerhard Mercator

Public blended finance instruments, aiming to strengthen sustainable economic development, is becoming increasingly widespread in and outside the EU. This trend will most likely keep on growing in the context of recently agreed or upcoming policies and instruments such as the InvestEU and the European External Investment Plan. As a result, there is also increasing scrutiny towards blended finance activities and financial instruments, which are sometimes challenged for their lack of transparency and demonstrable impacts.

This SOLEP asbl event, hosted by PwC's Public Sector Advisory practice, aims to raise awareness of the main challenges around the evaluation of blended finance and financial instruments and of the lessons learned about the methodologies applied in existing evaluations.

Evaluating the implementation and results of such blended finance and financial can help understand their underlying complexity and contribute to their improvement. However, this is no easy exercise. Evaluators face several challenges including determining the mobilisation effect and additionality of public support and demonstrating the efficiency of the evaluated instruments.

Irene Basile, Policy Analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will present the main findings of the recently published OECD 'Working Paper on blended finance evaluation: governance and methodological challenges'.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Fabio D'Aversa (PwC) with:
Irene Basile, OECD, Policy Analyst, Development Co-operation Directorate
Massimo Cingolani, European Investment Bank, Head of Unit, Blending EU/Accession countries
Thomas Lammar, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, Head of Unit, Private sector, Inclusive Finance, Aid for Trade, Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs,

A networking lunch will be provided after the event.

Participation to this event is free. Please note that the registration is mandatory and that an identity card will have to be presented at PwC's main entrance in order to be granted access to the event's venue (PwC Crystal Park, 2 rue Gerhard Mercator – click here to access a map).

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Should you have any question please contact SOLEP secretariat (info@solep.lu).





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Ajouter au calendrier 2019-10-15 09:30:00 2019-10-15 12:00:00 Europe/Luxembourg Conference "Evaluation of blended finance: Challenges and possible ways forward" Public blended finance instruments, aiming to strengthen sustainable economic development, is becoming increasingly widespread in and outside the EU. This trend will most likely keep on growing in the context of recently agreed or upcoming policies and instruments such as the InvestEU and the European External Investment Plan. As a result, there is also increasing scrutiny towards blended finance activities and financial instruments, which are sometimes challenged for their lack of transparency and demonstrable impacts. This SOLEP asbl event, hosted by PwC's Public Sector Advisory practice, aims to raise awareness of the main challenges around the evaluation of blended finance and financial instruments and of the lessons learned about the methodologies applied in existing evaluations. Evaluating the implementation and results of such blended finance and financial can help understand their underlying complexity and contribute to their improvement. However, this is no easy exercise. Evaluators face several challenges including determining the mobilisation effect and additionality of public support and demonstrating the efficiency of the evaluated instruments. Irene Basile , Policy Analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will present the main findings of the recently published OECD  'Working Paper on blended finance evaluation: governance and methodological challenges' . The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Fabio D'Aversa (PwC) with: -  Irene Basile , OECD, Policy Analyst, Development Co-operation Directorate -  Massimo Cingolani , European Investment Bank, Head of Unit, Blending EU/Accession countries -  Thomas Lammar , Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, Head of Unit, Private sector, Inclusive Finance, Aid for Trade, Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, A networking lunch will be provided after the event. Participation to this event is  free . Please note that the  registration is mandatory  and that an identity card will have to be presented at PwC's main entrance in order to be granted access to the event's venue (PwC Crystal Park, 2 rue Gerhard Mercator – click  here  to access a map). Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Should you have any question please contact SOLEP secretariat (info@solep.lu). PwC Crystal Park, 2 rue Gerhard Mercator Solep info@solep.lu
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Conference - Big Data Analytics and Evaluation

4 mars 2019 - 09h00 à 17h30

Lieu : Chamber of Commerce; 7, rue Alcide de Gasperi, Luxembourg

L'invitation en français est disponible ici

SOLEP asbl, the Société Luxembourgeoise de l'Evaluation et de la Prospective, marks its 10th anniversary in 2019. To celebrate, SOLEP invites you to a conference of interest to policy-makers, evaluation professionals, economists, statisticians, data analysts, researchers, and students.

The event will be held under the patronage of the Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade and the European Investment Bank, and is organised with the support of Chamber of Commerce, KPMG Luxembourg, Artemis Information Management and PwC Luxembourg.

The use of big data analytics in monitoring and evaluation is on the rise. What are the new analytical tools and how can they applied for public decision-making? What are the implications to evaluation practitioners? What are the challenges ahead in terms of privacy protection and ethics? Two plenary sessions in the morning will be followed by three parallel technical workshops in the afternoon on the use of big data analytical tools for monitoring and evaluation.

8h30: Registration

9h00: Session1. Big data analytics in evaluation: where do we stand and where are we headed?

  • Keynote address by representatives of Luxembourgish Government and Chamber of Commerce
  • Presentation by SOLEP - The use of big data analytics for policy insight: typology, benefits and challenges
  • Panel discussion and Q&A moderated by SOLEP:
    • Conchita D'Ambrosio and Andreas Zilian (University of Luxembourg's DRIVEN DTU – Doctoral Training Unit on Data-driven Computational Modelling and Applications)
    • Rick Davies (Independent consultant)
    • Hansdeep Khaira (Evaluation Officer, Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD – the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development)

10h50: Coffee break

11h00: Session 2. Artificial Intelligence ethics and data privacy initiatives around the globe: progress and remaining challenges

  • Presentation by Sophie Vulliet-Tavernier (CNIL – the French Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés)
  • Panel discussion moderated by Danièle Lamarque (Member for Audit Quality Control at the European Court of Auditors):
    • Gerard Lommel (Commissioner of the Luxembourgish government for Data Protection in public administration)
    • Mark Cole (University of Luxembourg SnT – Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust)
    • Andreas Braun (Consultant, PwC Luxembourg)

12h30: Lunch break

14h00: Parallel technical workshops

  • Workshop 1. Prediction modelling as an evaluation tool, presented by Dr. Rick Davies (Independent consultant)
  • Workshop 2. The use of satellite imagery and signals to support decision-making
    • Conducting impact evaluations in difficult contexts using geospatial analysis, presented by Hansdeep Khaira (Evaluation Officer, Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD)
    • Estimating real-time rainfall using satellite communication signals, presented by M.R. Bhavani Shankar (Research Scientist, University of Luxembourg SnT – Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust)
  • Workshop 3. Social media intelligence in evaluation and research, presented by Raquel de Luis Iglesias (Consultant, Ipsos MORI) with Dr Jun Pang (Research Scientists, DRIVEN DTU and SnT, University of Luxembourg)

16h00: Coffee break

16h15: Workshops conclusions in plenary session

17h15: Closing remarks by SOLEP and EIB

Practical details

  • Registration deadline: Monday, 25 February 2019
  • Free entry, but registration is mandatory. Registration can be done here
  • Limited number of seats
  • French-English translation will be provided for morning sessions 1 and 2 and for one afternoon technical workshop
  • The programme may be subject to modifications
  • For further information please contact SOLEP at info@solep.lu

Detailed programme of the event available here.

Presenters' biographies are available here.





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How Artificial Intelligence algorithms can help improve impact evaluation

4 septembre 2018 - 12h15 à 13h45

Lieu : European Investment Bank, EKI building, 98 boulevard Konrad Adenauer (room E4226)

This SOLEP asbl event is hosted by the Evaluation Division of the EIB and is co-organised with the Luxembourg City Hub of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community. It forms part of SOLEP's latest cycle of workshops on new sources of data in evaluation and of the Luxembourg Global Shapers' knowledge event series known as "Shapers' Talk".

At this event, Fellow Shaper Wladimir Nikoluk, CEO of ImmerLearn and Harvard Master's of Public Policy candidate, will present an innovative approach to use artificial intelligence algorithms to recognize patterns and relevant variables and improve impact evaluation through self-learning in real time.

Mr Nikoluk's biography and talk abstract are available here.

This talk will be held in English and will be followed by a sequence of Q&As. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided after the event.

Participation to this event is free. Please note that registration is mandatory and that an identity card will have to be presented at the EIB's main entrance (WKI building) in order to be granted access to the event's venue (EKI building - see EIB access map below).

Main bus routes to the venue are lines n° 1, 7, 16 and 18 and parking places are available at participant's own expenses at the Place de l'Europe parking, next to the Philharmonie.

Deadline for registration is Friday, 31st of August 2018.

You can register by clicking on the link below or by email at info@solep.lu.

Should you have any question, please contact SOLEP secretariat at info@solep.lu.

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Statistiques et évaluation – une équipe gagnante

11 juin 2018 - 11h30 à 13h30

Lieu : PwC Luxembourg 2, rue Gerhard Mercator, 2182 Luxembourg

English version available below

Le prochain Atelier de l'Evaluation de la SOLEP (Société Luxembourgeoise de l'Evaluation et de la Prospective, www.solep.lu) sera dédié à la question de l'articulation de la statistique et de l'évaluation.

Cet atelier sera organisé en trois parties :

1. "Luxembourg Microdata Platform on Labour and Social Protection : un nouvel outil pour accéder aux données administratives luxembourgeoises" par Mme Mireille Zanardelli, économiste du travail à l'Inspection générale de la sécurité sociale (IGSS)

2. "Eurostat : fournisseur de données comparables et accessibles pour l'Europe" par Mme Louise Corselli-Nordblad, responsable communication à Eurostat.

3. "Ressources statistiques à des fins d'évaluation économique" par M. Charles-Henri DiMaria, directeur adjoint de la division Recherche du STATEC

Les CVs des orateurs sont décrits plus en détail ici.

Les interventions se feront en français et en anglais et l'atelier sera suivi d'un verre de l'amitié.

La participation à cet atelier est gratuite. Les inscriptions sont obligatoires et une carte d'identité sera requise pour accéder à l'événement. La date limite d'inscription est fixée au dimanche 10 juin 2018.

Pour toutes questions, merci de vous adresser au secrétariat de la SOLEP (contact : info@solep.lu).

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Statistics and Evaluation – a winning team

The next Evaluation Workshop of SOLEP (Luxembourg Evaluation and Foresight Association, www.solep.lu) will explore the links between statistics and evaluation.

The workshop will be divided into three parts:

1. "The Luxembourg Microdata Platform on Labour and Social Protection : a new tool for improved access to Luxembourg's administrative data", by Mrs Mireille Zanardelli, Labour Economist at IGSS (Inspection générale de la sécurité sociale)

2. "Eurostat : providing accessible and comparable data for Europe" by Mrs Louise Corselli-Nordblad, communication specialist from Eurostat

3. "Statistical resources for economic evaluation" by Mr Charles-Henri DiMaria, Deputy Head of Research division at STATEC.

The CVs of speakers are available here.

Presentations will be held in French and English and the workshop will be followed by a drink.

Participation at this workshop is free. Please note that the registration is mandatory and you will have to present an identity card to have access to the venue. The deadline for registration is Sunday June 10, 2018.

Should you have any question please contact SOLEP secretariat (info@solep.lu).





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La technologie change l'évaluation dans le monde et au Luxembourg

21 février 2018 - 17h30 à 19h45

Lieu : Banque européenne d'investissement (bâtiment EKI), 98 boulevard Konrad Adenauer

English version available below

Le prochain Atelier de l'Evaluation de la SOLEP (Société Luxembourgeoise de l'Evaluation et de la Prospective, www.solep.lu) sera dédié à la question de l'articulation des méthodes quantitatives, des approches qualitatives et des nouvelles sources de données dans l'évaluation de politiques publiques.

Cet atelier sera organisé en trois parties :

  1. "Innovative approaches to development evaluation: the use of ICT" par M. Oscar A. Garcia, directeur du Bureau indépendant d'évaluation du Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA/IFAD)
  2. "Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies" par Mme Michela Bia, chercheuse à l'Institut luxembourgeois de recherche socio-économique (LISER).
  3. "Combinaison d'analyses quantitatives et qualitatives – Cas d'étude portant sur un exercice évaluatif de 15 ans de coopération entre le Luxembourg et le Salvador" par Mme Natacha Gomes, coordinatrice « Evaluation et contrôle de qualité », Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes, et Mme Sandrine Beaujean, chef du Département de l'Aide au développement, ARTEMIS.

La présentation générale de l'atelier et les CV des orateurs sont décrits plus en détail ici.

Les interventions se feront en français et en anglais et l'atelier sera suivi d'un verre de l'amitié.

La participation à cet atelier est gratuite. Les inscriptions sont obligatoires et une carte d'identité sera requise pour accéder à l'événement. La date limite d'inscription est fixée au lundi 19 février 2018.

Pour toutes questions, merci de vous adresser au secrétariat de la SOLEP (contact : info@solep.lu).

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Technology is changing evaluation worldwide and in Luxembourg

The next Evaluation Workshop of SOLEP (Luxembourg Evaluation and Foresight Association, www.solep.lu) will explore the links between quantitative methods, qualitative approaches and new data sources in the evaluation of public policies.

The workshop will be divided into three parts:

  1. "Innovative approaches to development evaluation: the use of ICT", by Mr. Oscar A. Garcia, director of the independent Office of Evaluation, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  2. "Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies" by Mrs. Michela Bia, researcher at the Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic Research (LISER)
  3. "Combinaison d'analyses quantitatives et qualitatives – Cas d'étude portant sur un exercice évaluatif de 15 ans de coopération entre le Luxembourg et le Salvador" by Mrs. Natacha Gomes, coordinator of "Evaluation and Quality Control", Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, and Mrs. Sandrine Beaujean, Head of International Cooperation Department, ARTEMIS.

The general presentation of the workshop and the CVs of speakers are available here.

Presentations will be held in French and English and the workshop will be followed by a drink.

Participation at this workshop is free. Please note that the registration is mandatory and you will have to present an identity card to have access to the venue. The deadline for registration is Monday February 19, 2018.

Should you have any question please contact SOLEP secretariat (info@solep.lu).





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