Current status: impactAFRICA has now closed applications for round three

  • Published: January 29th, 2016

Code for Africa and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) are partnering with the World Bank’s Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) to present monthly online webinars for those interested in applying to our impactAFRICA data-driven storytelling challenge.

impactAFRICA's first webinar will take a look at how journalists can use data to better measure the impact of development projects.

Webinar #1

Measuring impact: How can we know whether development programs are really working? How to use data to measure impact of development projects.

To better report on poverty, health, education and more, journalists need to understand how experts measure the impact of development programmes. This webinar will explore these methods, as well as offer a “top 5” list of techniques and tools to improve reporting on the issues. The discussion will include a focus on what data to look at, where to find the data and how to best interpret it. Participants will have the opportunity to have their questions answered by a World Bank expert.

When: Thursday, February 4 at 5pm SAST
Expert: Dave Evans, Senior Economist in the Chief Economist's Office for the Africa Region of the World Bank
Moderator: Christopher Conte, former ICFJ Knight Fellow

About our webinars

Earlier this month, Code for Africa and ICFJ launched the first round of a $500,000 story contest to support data-driven investigative reporting that sheds light on neglected or under-reported development topics in Africa. The project will initially target six key countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

This series of webinars will inform journalists about key development issues, provide reporting resources, and give participants the opportunity to ask questions. The webinars will feature global development experts from the World Bank. The webinars will also give viewers the opportunity to ask questions about their own story ideas.

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