IMPAQ Your Week - November 28, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016




Project Updates

IMPAQ recently concluded an evaluation of the Linking Innovation, Knowledge, and Employment (@LIKE) program. @LIKE was funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation Fund initiative and provided career training, life coaching, and education and employment services to disconnected young adults 18-24 years old in three counties in Southern California. The program aimed to enable young adults to meet educational and labor market goals, remain employed, and increase their earnings. IMPAQ found that the program met the goals set, was effective in recruiting and serving its target population, had significant impacts on key outcomes, and saw per capita participant benefits that exceeded per capita implementation costs.

Publications & Presentations

Labor & Human Services experts Dr. Bruno Gasperini, Dr. Yang Chen and, Dr. Sonam Gupta presented at the Southern Economic Association (SEA) Conference, which took place in Washington, DC from November 19-21. The conference attracted thousands of economists from more than 94 nations. Learn more about our presentations on the events page of our website.

Dr. Jaime Meza’s manuscript entitled "Learn to Play & Play to Learn: Evaluation of the One Laptop per Child Program in Costa Rica" will be published in The Journal of International Development, the official peer-reviewed academic journal of the Development Studies Association.

Good News @ IMPAQ

IMPAQ has hired Martha Kelly, as Senior Vice President, Technology & Advanced Analytics. Ms. Kelly is responsible for helping our clients utilize data-driven decision making to enhance public programs and policy. “We are excited to have Martha join our team,” said CEO Avi Benus. “IMPAQ recognizes the opportunity to solve complex social issues with data science and, under Martha’s leadership, our new Technology & Advanced Analytics Division will help government agencies leverage big data.” Visit MyPAQ to watch an interview with Ms. Kelly and hear about her vision for the Technology & Advanced Analytics Division. 

IMPAQ Onsite

Last month, IMPAQ presented, sponsored, and exhibited at the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Evaluation 2016 conference in Atlanta. We had about twenty people represent IMPAQ and they presented on topics including child labor evaluations, adapting evaluation designs, and career pathway development. Watch clips from the event on our YouTube channel.