FGV/EESP Clear develops projects for and in partnership with government agents and organs, private institutions, civil society organizations and academia, aiming for the formulation and/or improvement of the management of public policies and social programs based on results.

Projects encompass the production of information and evidence on such objects through studies and research, as well as technical assistance in the implementation of the partners’ own M&E systems, involving technology and knowledge transfers throughout activities.

Projects are developed along the following axes:

  1. Diagnosis
  2. Monitoring: monitoring systems, construction of indicators
  3. Evaluation: theory of change, process evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, impact evaluation
  4. Institutional capacity building

Latest projects

AmericasBarometer

2018 -2019

 

LAPOP is the main academic project carrying out public opinion surveys in the Americas. With over thirty years of experience, LAPOP is responsible for the Barometer of the Americas, which aims to measure public opinion on government-related issues and political activities. The survey is conducted in 34 countries in North, Central, South America and as well as a significant number of countries in the Caribbean. In 2019 the research was conducted in Brazil, with the support of FGV EESP Clear and Cepesp / FGV (Center for Politics and Economics of the Public Sector of the Fundação Getúlio Vargas).  FGV EESP Clear added questions to the survey to understand public opinion on evidence-based public policy.

Better Early Childhood Program Evaluation

2017 – atual

This project is a partnership between FGV EESP Clear and the state of Rio Grande do Sul and aims at conducting an experimental longitudinal evaluation of the program “Better Early Childhood” (PIM). The project is funded by the Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal, the IDB, and the Network for Applied Research at FGV. The PIM programs is a home visitation program, where social workers and health agents pay frequent visits to the homes of beneficiaries, vulnerable families with small children, in order to provide guidance on how to better develop their children cognitive, physical, motor and social abilities. The program is in place since 2003, but is  has never been subjected to a quantitative impact assessment.

Evaluation of the Labor@arte program

2016 – 2018

The Labor@rte program aims to build artistic and entrepreneurial skills among socially vulnerable young people in the region of Grande Vitória – ES. The project aimed at evaluating and assisting in the redesign of the program. However, there was not enough take-up for the program. Therefore, it was not possible to create a control group. A qualitative assessment was then carried and found the program had a targeting issue: its design was not suitable to its target audience. Based on the results, the program has been redesigned to better reach its target audience.

Identification of mismatches between the supply and demand for labor skills in the state of São Paulo

2016 – 2017

The study aimed at informing technical education providers and firms about the existing mismatch between the supply of technical and professional education and the demand for skills in the labor market. To disseminate the results, a seminar was held in partnership with the JP Morgan Chase Foundation and the Council of the Americas. The results from the study have highlighted firms’ perception of the importance of so-called socio-emotional skills and the need to develop those skills through technical education. A report on the studywas published in newspaper “Folha de São Paulo”.

Link for the news piece Folha de São Paulo: https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/mercado/2018/01/1953842-personalidade-de-funcionario-supera-tecnica-no-trabalhado.shtml

Evaluation of the Acreditar Program

2015- 2015

The Acreditar Operacional program was created due to the lack of qualified labor for the construction of the Santo Antônio Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) in the city of Porto Velho – Rondônia. Between 2006 and 2007, preliminary studies of the Santo Antônio HPP were carried out to understand the local reality in order to optimize program planning. In order to serve the interests of the company and at the same time contributing to local development for the region, especially for the unemployed population of Porto Velho and its surroundings, the Acreditar program was launched by Construtora Norberto Odebrecht SA in February 2008. The objective of the program is to qualify local labor and reduce the need to bring in professionals from other regions to meet the demands of the Santo Antônio Hydroelectric Power Plant. FGV EESP Clear carried out an impact assessment of the benefits of the Acreditar Program on its beneficiaries.

 

School Feeding in Brazil: a Cost Assessment of the National Program

2014 – 2016

The project aimed to calculate the unit-cost of meals delivered to students under the Brazilian School Meal program (PNAE). To make the calculation, researchers took into account the costs directly linked to the delivery (purchase of food), as well as the indirect costs, such as cooking equipment, utensils, school infrastructure and staff. The study results could be used as a benchmark for the implementation of school feeding programs in African countries.

 

Evaluation of the ReDes Program

2014 -2014

Created in 2010 from a partnership between the Votorantim Institute and the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), the program is present in 22 Brazilian municipalities through 40 projects. The projects are divided into four areas of activity, namely: Commerce and Services; Recycling; Food Supply and Creative Economy. The ReDes program aims to stimulate regional economic development by supporting projects that generate work and income, and consequently stimulating the social capital of communities. The project assessed the impact of the ReDes Program on its beneficiaries between 2010 and 2014.

Impact Evaluation of the “Entrepreneur Residency” Program

Project, sponsored by Itaú Unibanco S.A., for impact evaluation of the State of Espírito Santo’s “Entrepreneur Residency” program, which pursues the social inclusion of vulnerable youngsters through the supply of professionalizing workshops. The final goal is the elaboration of recommendations for improving the program.

Vocational Education and Training in Brazil

Project developed for the Inter-American Development Bank on professional education in Brazil, within the framework of collaboration between the IDB and South Korea’s government for sharing experiences and lessons learned between such country and Latin America and the Caribbean. The project developed by FGV/CLEAR, which has collaborated for the analysis of labor market experiences and the promotion of workers and companies’ productivity by virtue of relevant and efficient labor training mechanisms, was part of the 3rd Korea-Latin America and Caribbean Business Forum, which took place in Busan in 2015.