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Impact and additionality assessment in the time of COVID-19

Understanding the impact and additionality of policy interventions.


Hans Peter Lankes

Vice President of Economics and Private Sector Development, International Finance Corporation (IFC),

Iana Liadze

Principal Economist, National Institute of Economic and Social Research,

livestream on 30 June @ 14:00 CET

Event materials

Presentation by Nicola Pochettino

Presentation by Mattia Romani

Presentation by Benoit Campagne

Presentation by Iana Liadze

Presentation by Simone Signore and Helmut Kraemer-Eis

Presentation by Alessandro Barbera, Áron Gereben, Marcin Wolski

The unprecedented global crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic makes it more important than ever to understand and demonstrate the impact and additionality of policy interventions. Policymakers are facing unprecedented economic, environmental and social challenges with a high level of ambition to ensure that recovery is sustainable, even, inclusive and fair. Institutions, such as the EIB, working towards the related policy objectives need a robust framework to understand how the support they provide translates into impact on the ground, and to demonstrate why that support is so crucial to achieving those results.

In this webinar will explore three complementary workstreams: project-by-project measurement of results, macro-level modeling of direct and indirect impacts, and; use of micro-data to understand how firms and individuals on the ground benefit from interventions. Each presenter will draw on their own experience of implementing different methodologies, showcasing rigorous and often innovative methodologies. The presenters will also reflect on the broader questions: how these techniques can be used by policymakers, the implications that can be drawn from the research, and the ways in which the techniques they have worked with might need to be adapted to address today’s challenges, priorities and opportunities.

This event will bring together practitioners, policymakers and researchers from international and European institutions, academia and think thanks.