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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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Are sweet potatoes really sweet?

A presentation done  during the Executive Education Course Evaluation Social Programmes University of Cape Town 22 January 2016. It covers the evaluation questions: Does the training and providing of cuttings of sweet potatoes to lead to an increase in: a. Vitamin A intake in children under 5 in farming households; and …

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Scaling Up and Evaluation

This paper discusses the role that impact evaluations should play in scaling up. Credible impact evaluations are needed to ensure that the most effective programs are scaled up at the national or international levels. Scaling up is possible only if a case can be made that programs that have been …

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NONEXPERIMENTAL VERSUS EXPERIMENTAL ESTIMATES OF EARNINGS IMPACTS

ABSTRACT: Nonexperimental or “quasi-experimental” evaluation methods, in which researchers use treatment and comparison groups without randomly assigning subjects to the groups, are often proposed as substitutes for randomized trials. Yet, nonexperimental (NX) methods rely on untestable assumptions. To assess these methods in the context of welfare, job training, and employment …

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How to Randomize

This lecture covers the following topics:   Unit and method of randomization Why not simple lotteries?  Revisiting unit and method Variations on simple treatment-control

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The adoption problem; or why we still understand so little about technological change in African agriculture

The notion of adoption is central to efforts to measure technologicalchange in African agriculture, and plays an important role in the evaluation ofreturn on investment in agricultural research and technology development.However, the adoption concept, as it is commonly used in both the literature anddevelopment research practice, is seriously flawed and …

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