This paper investigates changes in unemployment, the NEET rate and temporary employment among 15-24-year-olds in 41 countries of the European Union (EU) and/or the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) between 2008 and 2013 and analyses the relationship between these indicators and changes in economic conditions.
Chile and Mexico experienced extraordinary economic and social improvements over the first decade of the twenty-first century. Nonetheless, the 2008–2009 international crisis dramatically affected these two economies via real channels. Both countries reacted to the external shock by implementing several measures.
The goal of this paper is to monitor the impact of the Great Recession on child well-being in countries of the European Union. Data from the EU-28 plus Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey is used to document the change in children’s well-being from 2007/8-2012/3. The authors classify countries into ‘least’, ’moderately’ and ‘most’ exposed to the global recession and document trends in well-being outcomes for each of the three groups.
Causal attribution investigates the causal links between an intervention and observed changes and is an essential element of impact evaluation.
A randomized controlled trial (RCT) is an experimental form of impact evaluation, which randomly selects and assigns from the eligible population into intervention and control groups, to compare their results after set periods of time.
Quasi-experimental research designs test causal hypotheses but by definition lack random assignment. They estimate impacts by comparing the results of an intervention group to a statistically constructed comparison group.
Comparative case studies are a non-experimental impact evaluation design, which involves the analysis and synthesis of the similarities, differences and patterns across two or more cases that share a common focus, in order to answer causal questions.
An overview of the issues involved in choosing and using data collection and analysis methods for impact evaluations.
Indicators can be used at all levels of the results framework from inputs to impacts, and should be linked to the programme’s theory of change.
Interviews are a commonly used data collection method in impact evaluation, and there are many different options to consider when including them.