If we need to evaluate a programme for which no baseline data is available, can we fall back on asking survey respondents to recall their situation from a notional baseline? Rob Fuller, IGL's Evaluation Manager, discusses recent work suggesting that this approach may not just be inaccurate but actively misleading.
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The Innovation Growth Lab (IGL) is looking for experimentation partners to pilot and test interventions that look to address one of the biggest innovation challenges across developed economies: expanding and diversifying the R&D sector’s workforce and talent. We want to help grow a much needed evidence base on how to best inspire innovators of diverse backgrounds to enter and remain in innovative and high-growth sectors.
How to organise education online when students cannot go to school? While massive online open courses struggle from low completion rates among voluntary learners, compulsory education at school demands new approaches. Our international research team had to search for these new approaches as we decided to help students in their final years of high school in Ecuador to finish school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This blog explores findings from a recent report IGL produced for Taftie on the ways agencies within its network are currently engaged in supporting intellectual property and insights from the discussions that took place.
Read about the journey FFG embarked upon in the search for evidence through our two-blogs series! This is the second blog of the series where FFG shares about their learning experience.
Read about the journey FFG embarked upon in the search for evidence through our two-blogs series! This is the first blog of the series depicting the cases considered.
IGL's Senior Researcher reflects on her experience in supporting the TAFTIE network of European Innovation Agencies to face issues such as university-business collaboration
IGL's Policy Learning Designer reflects on how policymakers learn how to become more experimental - often needing to take on more than simply learning how to run an experimental trial.
As digital transformation for SMEs become more important than ever, we collaborated with the Inter-American Development Bank to support policymakers in Argentina, Jamaica and Uruguay to apply the experimental approach to their technology adoption programs.
Discover how the training programme delivered by IGL helped EURADA agencies to become more experimental.
Innovation agencies are gradually gaining prominence in Latin America and the Caribbean. The issue of the capabilities of these innovation agencies in the region is of great importance and has been notoriously under-researched. Our latest research highlights certain factors that influence the modus operandi of the innovation agencies that form the Latin American Network of Innovation Agencies (RELAI).