Evidence Award

It's coming...

After the success of the 1st Edition, soon, the organizing institutions, Institute for Mobility and Social Development (IMDS), National School of Public Administration (Enap) and FGV EESP Clear, will make the announcement of the 2nd Edition Evidence Award and the IMDS Trophy - Social Mobility. Stay tuned!

A little of the history of the 1st Edition of the Evidence Award and of the IMDS Trophy - Social Mobility

On April 25, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., the award ceremony of the Evidence Award and the IMDS Trophy – Social Mobility was held in Brasilia, with online transmission, which followed the schedule below.

Deadline for applications 31 October, 2021 Completed
Result of the Enabling Step The result will be published within 15 days after the termination of the registration period. Completed
Evaluation Stage After the publication of the proposals approved in the Qualification Stage, the evaluation stage takes place between December 2021 and January 2022 Completed
Examination of Finalists The ten best evaluated initiatives in the evaluation stage will be invited for interviews and to provide additional information, a process that will take place between January and February 2022. Completed
Publication of winning initiatives The three winning initiatives of the Evidence Award and the winner of the IMDS – Social Mobility Trophy will be announced in February 2022. Completed
Awards The Evidence Award and the IMDS Trophy - Social Mobility were presented in a face-to-face ceremony in Brasilia, with online broadcast, on April 25, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., when the final classification of the winners was announced. Completed

At the ceremony, the following awards were presented:

Evidence Award:

1st Place, Featured Program Young with a Future | Department of Education of the State of Espírito Santo and Unibanco Institute;;

2nd Place Pact for Education (PPE) of Pernambuco | Government of Pernambuco;

3rd Place, technically tied – Use of Evidence in Coping with the Covid-19 Pandemic | State Department of Health of Goiás & Behavioral Sciences Program: CADIN Case | City Hall of São Paulo, Municipal Secretariat of Innovation and Technology, 011.Lab.

IMDS Trophy - Social Mobility:

TrophyYoung with Future | Department of Education of the State of Espírito Santo and Unibanco Institute;

Honorary Mention Prosper Family | Department of Social Development of the State of São Paulo.

The award and trophy rankings were determined by a rigorous judging process, conducted by an independent examining board, not linked to the award's organizing institutions. The Evaluation Commission was formed by researchers in public policies and former public managers.

The work of the examining board consisted of selecting 10 finalist initiatives, from among the 53 that had their forms qualified by the Evidence Award Steering Committee. For these initiatives, the board held individual meetings, in which the proponents or representatives indicated by them explained details of the implementation, answering the questions raised by the board. Then, 4 were selected to receive the Evidence Award (due to a tie in the third place), one of which was also the winner of the Trophy. A fifth program was selected for honorary mention of the Trophy.

The ceremony can be seen in full here. See also the journalistic article on our portal, which tells how the event went and details the initiatives a little more.

Taking the floor, the representatives of the initiatives, the managers, comment on the importance of the Evidence Award and IMDS Trophy - Social Mobility

Pact for Education (PPE), registered by the Government of Pernambuco – Alexandre Rebêlo Távora, Secretary of Planning and Management of the State of Pernambuco.

Behavioral Sciences Program: The CADIN case, registered by the Municipal Secretariat of Innovation and Technology of the City of São Paulo - Brenda Machado Fonseca, Director of Innovation of the 011.lab.

Young with Future Program, registered by the partnership between Unibanco Institute and The Secretary of State for Education of Espírito Santo - Vitor de Angelo, Secretary of State for Education of Espírito Santo.

Prosperous Family, registered by the Secretariat of Social Development of the State of São Paulo - Danilo Erly Achucarro Nogueira, Technical Advisor and Program Coordinator.

Use of Evidence in Coping with the Covid-19 Pandemic, registered by the State Department of Health of Goiás - Luciana Vieira Tavernard de Oliveira, UnderSecretary of Health.

In the second round of conversations, finalist managers of the Evidence Award and IMDS Trophy – Social Mobility discuss their experiences

Repeating the success of the award event, on June 1, 2022, at 10 a.m., during the gLOCAL 2022 evaluation week, the 2nd round of conversations was transmitted online with the other finalists of the Evidence Award and the IMDS Trophy – Social Mobility. This time, the moderator in charge was Jessica Gagete-Miranda, member of the Evaluation Committee, who counted on the participation of representatives of the institutions organizing the awards – Paulo Tafner, CEO of IMDS; Diana Coutinho, director of higher studies at ENAP; and Lara Mesquita, FGV EESP Clear Executive Coordinator – in addition to the representatives of the following finalist initiatives:

• Program of In-depth Recovery, of the Department of Education of the State of São Paulo;
• Program Learning how to deal with money, of SEDEC GO;
• Program Speak to Me, of the Ministry of Education;
• Popular Credit of Recife (CredPop), of the City of Recife.

Once again, managers highlighted the importance of the awards and shared their experiences with the use of evidence throughout the process of implementing competing policies.

Know the profile of the members who made up the Evaluation Committee of the 1st edition of the awards

The Commission responsible for judging the Evaluation Stage and the Examination of Finalists brought together experts in monitoring and evaluation of public policies. See below.

Jessica Gagete-Miranda

She holds an undergraduate and master's degree in economics from the University of São Paulo and a PhD in public policy from Bocconi University. During her PhD, she was a visiting student at Duke University and worked at the Inter-American Development Bank. Jessica is currently a researcher at the University of Milano-Bicocca.

Juliana Camargo

Researcher at FGV EESP Clear and at C-Micro – Center for Applied Microeconomics. She has a doctorate in Economics from FGV EESP, a master's degree and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). She has experience in impact assessment of public policies and social programs with a focus on education, early childhood, socio-emotional skills, inequality, local development, and poverty.

Laura Muller Machado

Master’s in applied economics from the University of São Paulo. She coordinates the Science Network for the Design of public educational policy, the chair of the Ayrton Senna Institute at Insper and the Science Center for Educational Management at Insper. She is a professor and co-author of research at Insper and works in the dissemination of scientific evidence on social policy for public managers at the federal, state, and municipal levels.

Luiz Claudio Campos

Bachelor of Law degree from USP, Master and Doctorate in Public Administration from EAESP-FGV and member of the career of specialist in public policies of the federal government since 2010. He has extensive experience in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of strategic policies and programs in different areas, such as family farming, health, and human rights. He recently developed a Modular Training Program in public policy cycles within the scope of the United Nations Decade for Family Farming - UNDFF.

Manuel Thedim

Bachelor’s in economics. Experience in Economics, with emphasis on Economics and Regional Development, Economy of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian Economy and Labor Market. Coordination of research in promotion of economic development, labor market and public management. He was Municipal Undersecretary of Labor from 1997 to 2000.

Marilia Firmiano

Master and PhD student in Economics at the Federal University of Ceará. She was coordinator of the Center for Data Analysis and Evaluation of Public Policies at the Institute for Research and Economic Strategy of Ceará (CAPP/IPECE) from 2018 to 2020, currently holds the position of Director of Public Management Studies at IPECE, in addition to being an Alumni of Public Management at Vetor Brasil and Professor at the Post-Graduate Course at the State Academy of Public Security of Ceará (AESP).

Frequently asked questions during the 1st Edition registration

See the video (in Portuguese) of the Q&A session promoted by IMDS, FGV EESP Clear and ENAP, on August 13, 2021, which assisted managers in the registration process. Also know the frequently asked questions throughout the process.

The Evidence Award is an initiative award from the Center for Learning in Evaluation and Results for Brazil and Lusophone Africa (FGV EESP Clear), the Institute for Mobility and Social Development (IMDS) and the National School of Public Administration (Enap) to recognize and promote interaction between science and public policy. The three institutions understand that it is necessary to give visibility, strengthen and support government programs based on research with solid evidence and good national and international practices and, for this reason, decided to create the Evidence Award, which will award up to 3 (three) public policies within the national territory that stand out for their use of scientifically-based evidence in their multiple stages.

The IMDS Trophy is an IMDS initiative to value policies that promote increased social mobility and reduce inequality of opportunities through the use of systematic information and the application of scientific knowledge in its design and execution.

The Evidence Award may award any public policy that makes use of scientific evidence and follows good practices in the application of evidence in public policies throughout its entire cycle. The IMDS Trophy will include a program that, in addition to following the same criteria as the Award, is also intended to solve problems of social vulnerability, and which has an expected medium-term impact, seeking to promote intra-generational and intergenerational mobility. It should also preferably include the themes listed in item (f) of the Public Notice - Annex 2, section 2.

Among the programs enrolled in the Evidence Award, those that have been approved in the Evaluation stage can compete for the IMDS Trophy. It will be up to the Evaluation Committee to select a subset of those approved to compete for the IMDS Trophy. The criteria that refer to the application of evidence in the policy are the same, but have different weights, since there are requirements of expected impact and particular themes in the case of the Trophy. Detailed information on the qualifying criteria to compete for the Trophy can be viewed in Annex 2 of the Public Notice.

You can get more information at: https://eventos.fgv.br/premioevidencia In particular, you can read the full notice to resolve any doubts at: https://eventos.fgv.br/premioevidencia/edital-completo

Until 11.59 p.m. of June 20, 2021, Brasília time.

One person alone should be responsible for submitting the proposal and subsequently contacting the Award organization. In case the public policy or the program involves a group of agents, the registration must also be done by only one responsible person, who will represent the consortium executing the program. In all cases, recognition will be granted to the program or policy, through a single award.

Both the Award and the Trophy will distinguish winning programs or public policies. However, the award, in the name of the policy, will be given to a nominated representative, in a ceremony scheduled for November 2021.

Direct and indirect Public Administration agencies and entities from the three spheres of government, responsible for government programs in progress or completed within 24 (twenty-four) months prior to the date of publication of this Notice, may compete for the Evidence Award. Public policy must be registered by only one proponent. If there is more than one application for the same policy, originating from different proponents, only the first form received will be considered, disregarding the others.

In order to register for the Evidence Award, in addition to registration information, such as contact details and CPF of the responsible person, information about the institution executing the program and also detailed information about the program itself is required. All told, you will need to complete six sections:

  1. A brief description of the program, detailing (i) policy objectives; (ii) activities, goods and services that make up the policy; (iii) target audience of the policy; (iv) the place where the policy is implemented;
  2. A description of the program's management model, detailing (i) all actors involved in the implementation, including non-governmental actors; (ii) the responsibilities and competencies of these different actors throughout the process of formulating and executing the program;
  3. A characterization of the problem that the program tries to solve;
  4. A discussion of the program itself, with details of its logical model, the targeting criteria of the beneficiaries, the implementation plan, the expected impacts and an ex-ante cost / cost-benefit analysis;
  5. A discussion of the monitoring and evaluation strategies, with emphasis on the monitoring system and also the evaluation initiatives (ex ante or ex post) of the program;
  6. A discussion of the use of evidence generated by the policy to support the decisions made.
More details on each of these sections can be found in Annex 1 of the Public Notice.

After sending the registration form through the platform available on the Award website, it will no longer be possible to make changes to the information provided. However, it will be possible to file an appeal for reviewing the list of qualified programs. The means to carry out such an appeal will be disclosed on the Award page and the period that proponents will have will be 5 (five) working days from the disclosure of the list of qualified proposals.

It will be up to the Evaluation Committee to define the winners of both the Prize and the Trophy, following the criteria indicated in item 9 of the Public Notice. The Committee is composed of representatives of partner institutions and guests external to partner institutions, specialists with expertise in the thematic areas of the Public Notice.

The Evidence Award winning initiatives and the IMDS Social Mobility Trophy winner will be announced by October 2021.

No, only people responsible for the programs can register. In this case, we suggest that you send the award information to the responsible agency to register it.

Scientific evidence - derived from academic literature or other types of studies that use scientific methodology - can and should be used throughout the application form. Such evidence can be quantitative or qualitative. It is also important, especially in the last section, “Use of evidence generated by public policy”, to cite the evidence produced in the process of formulating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the competing policy, including those that gave rise to its decision-making. This evidence includes, for example, products of the monitoring system, results of evaluations, information collected from beneficiaries, among others.

In this section, we would like to explore the evidence generated by means of monitoring and evaluation tools used in the management of the registered policy. For example, the uses of the monitoring system or the results of evaluations - of process, impact, results - to feed policy decision-making could be cited. However, if your policy does not yet have evidence of this nature, it is possible, in this section, to discuss how existing evidence - academic studies, secondary data analysis or other policies - is used in management. Still, it can be discussed how one plans to incorporate the evidence to be generated by the enrolled policy throughout its cycle.