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Policy evaluation

The efficient use of resources is a major concern of the public sector, business, and citizens. In this context, the evaluation of public policies and projects is an essential tool, as it allows to determine which kind of policies are the most effective and efficient and helps facilitating accountability to citizens on the use of their resources.

At KSNET, we use different methodologies to evaluate the effectiveness of public policies and changes in business programs. We are experts in the design and implementation of social experiments, either applied to a properly selected group of persons or entities (field experiments) or by analysing possible effects in a laboratory using economic theory (lab experiments). Another way to identify the best alternative for a new policy or a new project is to perform a cost-benefit or a cost-effectiveness analysis. In this case, it is important to identify the best alternative in relative terms of the relationship between invested resources and expected results.

We also evaluate and quantify the effects of policies, programs or reforms after their implementation. In order to do so, we use the cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses mentioned earlier as well as non-experimental techniques. We conduct both parametric and non-parametric analyses, including difference-in-differences methods, matching, and regression discontinuity.

More precisely, we offer the following services related to program and policy evaluation:

  • Design and implementation of experiments in cultural activities
  • Experiments in educational policies
  • Cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses
  • Non-experimental methodologies
  • Evaluation of labour policies
  • Impact evaluations of Information and Communication Technologies