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Impact evaluation of public policies and programmes is an essential component of accountability in a democratic State and an imperative of modern public administration. Assessment exercises are aimed at determining if the purposes of government intervention are being achieved and at evaluating the adequacy of mechanisms and instruments for the resolution of a public issue.

While impact evaluation is more related to scientific criteria for testing hypotheses, it is carried out in a political and organizational context that determines its link with decision-making processes, continuous improvement of programmes and the ability of citizens to demand public policies that add value to citizens and maximize the rate of return on public investment.

Thus, the Permanent Secretariat of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA), jointly with the Latin American Centre of Administration for Development (CLAD), the Ibero-American School of Administration and Public Policies (EIAPP), CAF- Development Bank of Latin America, the Regional Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results for Latin America and the Caribbean (CLEAR-LAC) and the Centre for Research and Teaching of Economics (CIDE), will hold the “Regional Seminar: Introduction to the impact evaluation of public policies and programmes” in Mexico City, on 23, 24 and 25 August. This event aims to train participants in the management of the necessary tools for management, monitoring and evaluation of the impact of public policies and share experiences about the process of public policy making, in order to build capacities for the use of impact evaluations as a tool for accountability and as a tool for continuous improvement of public policies and programmes. 

This activity is aimed at public officials, policymakers, decision makers and evaluators of public policy programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean who need to update knowledge on impact evaluation.