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Module 8: Sweetpotato Root Market Prices

In this module we recommend collecting price information about sweetpotato and its major substitute at wholesale and retail markets. The specific objective of this effort is to provide timely market information for sweetpotato (SP) growers and to understand seasonal price fluctuations to better plan sweetpotato marketing strategies.

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Household Dietary Diversity Score (HDDS) for Measurement of Household Food Access: Indicator Guide

In light of the need to build consensus on household food access impact indicators, two strategic objective level indicators of household food access – HDDS and months of inadequate household food provisioning (MIHFP) – were identified during the development of USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP)’s FY05-08 strategy, through …

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How to Use the HKI Food Frequency Method to Assess Community Risk of Vitamin A Deficiency

The standard tool used to assess vitamin A deficiency include clinical exams, biochemical tests and dietary methods. Clinical and biochemical surveys are costly and can be logistically difficult to undertake. Likewise, may dietary methods require personnel with formal training in nutrition. The HKI Food Frequency method is designed to make …

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WHY RANDOMIZE?

This presentation, which was delivered at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, was provided as a handout during the MLE CoP Meeting of 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. It is supposed to serve as a resource for M&E staff to strengthen the way they undertake project evaluations.

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How to Randomize

This presentation, which was delivered at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, was provided as a handout during the MLE CoP Meeting of 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. It is supposed to serve as a resource for M&E staff to strengthen the way they determine sampling and sample size for …

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SAMPLING AND SAMPLE SIZE

This presentation, which was delivered at the -PAL Africa Executive Education Couse 18-22 January 2016 , was provided as a handout during the MLE CoP Meeting of 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. It is supposed to serve as a resource for M&E staff to strengthen the way they determine sampling and …

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Sampling and Sample Size

This presentation, which was delivered at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, was provided as a handout during the MLE CoP Meeting of 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. It is supposed to serve as a resource for M&E staff to strengthen the way they determine sampling and sample size for …

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Module 2: Capturing Sweetpotato Vine Dissemination

A core element of all sweetpotato projects is the multiplication and dissemination of vines to households. Every project needs to monitor how many beneficiaries they have reached and where those beneficiaries are located. Most projects focus on the delivery of improved varieties, sometimes targeted to specific groups such as young …

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Using Randomization in Development Economics Research: A Toolkit

This paper is a practical guide (a toolkit) for researchers, students and practitioners wishing to introduce randomization as part of a research design in the field. It first covers the rationale for the use of randomization, as a solution to selection bias and a partial solution to publication biases. Second, …

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