Introduction to the Manual for Impact Assessment

Mar 25, 2024 Webinar No Fee

About this learning event

At this webinar, we will present the Manual for impact assessment, which was produced to support EU candidates in building their capacities to assess economic and employment impact of their structural reforms. The Manual covers both the advanced impact estimation methods that require good technical skills and the simpler methods based on expert judgment, and includes non-technical descriptions as well as examples. The analysis of the measure’s intervention logic and the data collection process, a necessary starting point for any quantification, are also explained. The Manual is accompanied by a spreadsheet-based Impact Assessment Tool, which allows the public officials to perform standardized calculations of the expected impact by entering data related to the measure of interest. We will showcase examples of impact assessments carried out for the 2024-2026 Economic Reform Programme (ERP) in North Macedonia. Participants will be encouraged to continue developing their skills and knowledge of impact assessment through self-paced courses.

Who should attend

ERP and RA working group members and other officials of policy and analytical departments of line ministries and ministries of finance; officials of other public institutions with the capacity to conduct impact assessment.


  • Janez Šušteršič, CEF Expert, former Minister of Finance of Slovenia
  • Alketa Bucaj, CEF Expert, Head of Economic and Policy Research at REX Consulting Group
  • Magdalena Daskalova, Ministry of Economy, North Macedonia


This event is delivered as part of the EU-funded multi-beneficiary project “Structural Reforms Better Integrated Within Fiscal Frameworks” (FISR2) implemented by the CEF.

Funded by the European Union