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Impact Evaluation in Practice

This book offers an accessible introduction to the topic of impact evaluation and its practice in development. While the book is geared principally towards development practitioners and policymakers designing prospective impact evaluations, we trust that it will be a valuable resource for students and others interested in using impact evaluation. …
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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 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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