IMPAQ Your Week - May 31, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Project Updates 

Last week, IMPAQ provided monitoring and evaluation (M&E) training to Republika Srpska Ministry of Youth, Family, and Sports in Bosnia and Herzegovina through the Monitoring and Evaluation Support Activity (MEASURE-BiH), commissioned by USAID/Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the training, performance management and program evaluation experts from IMPAQ extensively discussed how a well-designed and rigorous M&E system, coupled with high quality data collection and analysis, can be used to support the implementation of Republika Srpska Youth Policy.

Publications & Presentations

Kris-Stella Trump’s peer-reviewed article, “The Polarizing Effect of the Stimulus: Partisanship and Voter Responsiveness to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” was published in Presidential Studies Quarterly. In the article, Kris-Stella Trump, Katherine Einstein, and Vanessa Williamson examine the effect of a sudden influx of government spending from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Minh Huynh co-authored, “Batch model for batched timestamps data analysis with application to the SSA disability program,” which was accepted as an oral presentation at the 22nd Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) International Conference. The conference is the premier international conference on machine learning and data mining. The manuscript is also to be published in the Proceedings of the 22nd ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining 2016.

Good News @ IMPAQ

Congratulations to Zachary Miller who raised a total of $3,030 for The Y, Youth & Family Services. Zach coordinated “Paddle for the Y,” an event at our Columbia headquarters, that included a paddle boat race between IMPAQ President Avi Benus and IMPAQ VP Labor James Moore, and the opportunity for staff to take their own paddle boat rides. Forty-five employees purchased tickets to attend the event, raising $1,530. IMPAQ’s Corporate Social Responsibility program matched another $1,500. Congratulations Zach!



IMPAQ On Site – AAPOR 2016, Austin Texas

For this week’s IMPAQ On Site, we are at the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Annual Conference in Austin, Texas asking attendees “What’s next for survey research?”

Upcoming Conferences Ticker

Jaime Meza to present at the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) Development Conference, June 6-7, Helsinki, Finland.

Fang Lai was invited by the Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China to attend the China-US Education Think Tank Dialogue, June 6-10, Beijing, China.

Daniela Zapata will attend the Seventh National ACO Summit, June 9-10, Washington, DC.

Daniel Weinberg, Guido Cataife, and Rekha Varghese will attend and present at the ASHEcon Sixth Biennial Conference, June 12-15, Philadelphia, PA. IMPAQ is also exhibiting at the conference as a Silver Sponsor.

Roman Ponos to attend Devex World, June 14, Washington, DC.

Several Health Division staff members will attend and present at the AcademyHealth ARM, June 26-28, Boston, MA. IMPAQ is also exhibiting at the conference as a Bronze Sponsor.