Understanding Global   
Development Challenges

Impact Evaluation

Impact evaluation and other assessment techniques represent a crucial tool for policy making. It indeed makes available to policy makers rigorous and reliable evidence on the underlying causal linkages between policy interventions and socio-economic outcomes.

This is particularly true in the development field, where impact evaluation can generate crucial knowledge which can contribute to find evidence-based solutions to concerns of highest importance, such as the access to water and sanitation, as well as education and health services

"Moving upstream the “relevant” migration frontier. Strategic priorities to turn the migration challenge into a development opportunity"

Laura Frigenti* and Furio C. Rosati**

Migration is one of the most pressing issues on the international political agenda. Despite its current immediate emergency, however, migration is the result of long-term factors and very likely to last for many decades ahead. This calls for a new and more integrated approach to international migration, deeply rooted in sound empirical evidence of the complex dynamics driving people global mobility and emphasizing the key role of countries of origin as the centre of gravity of current and future migration policies and interventions to turn the migration challenge into a development opportunity for both origin and destination economies.

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"Towards sustainable migration. Interventions in countries of origin"