Local Research for Better Lives


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The Global Development Network (GDN) has partnered with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to study the impact of EIB’s investments in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. The purpose of the program is to provide qualified young researchers interested in the evaluation of development finance and private sector development a practical opportunity to hone their impact assessment skills, by working on real-world projects funded by one of the world’s leading financial institutions, under the guidance of top international experts in evaluation and impact assessment. The program will directly promote development by producing knowledge that informs large public investment decision making.

The program will refine the understanding of EIB’s impact and strengthen researchers’ skills and capacity in impact assessment at the same time. It will focus on aspects such as regional integration, migration, and climate change adaptation and mitigation of private sector development. Upon induction, the researchers will attend a capacity-building workshop at EIB headquarters in Luxembourg, where they will receive intensive training in evaluation methodologies and analytical techniques, and will be familiarized with EIB and its operations. They will subsequently be assigned with evaluating, over a period of one year, the economic, social and associated impact of selected projects funded under the IFE. Upon completion, the inductees will receive certification as EIB-GDN Fellows in Applied Development Finance, and will become a part of a knowledge network in evaluation and development finance.

Read the EIB press release announcing the innovative fellowship program here.
The program is supported by the European Investment Bank, with 2.1 million from Dec 2016 to Dec 2020.

For more information, contact Anindya Chaudhuri, Senior Economist.

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