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Tag Archives: Monitoring

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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Presentation 09: Mother Baby Trial Approach In Malawi

In Malawi, over 50,000 tonnes of sweetpotato are produced annually and each district has a certain level of sweetpotato production. However, it is not clear how much OFSP is produced. Out of that produced, it is assumed that majority of it is Zondeni. To better estimate the yield, the mother-baby …

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Presentation 06: Capturing Dissemination / DVM Registration and Monitoring

The first part of this presentation was how to capture dissemination of vines in different situations using ODK. In the second part of the presentation, participants were taken through the functions within ODK which would enable them to register key information about the vine multiplier.  The presentation, which included practical demonstrations, …

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Presentation 10: Protocols for yield data collection: Focus on crop cuts

Crop cuts have increasingly become important. In 2013, Bill Gates told IFAD, the World Food Programme (WFP), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that the approach being used today to fight against poverty and hunger is outdated and inefficient. He urged these food agencies to commit to a concrete, …

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Presentation 03: Status of Sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): Progress Towards the SPHI Goal

Jan Low made a presentation about progress towards achieving the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI), which is a multi-partner, multi-donor initiative that seeks to reduce child malnutrition and improve smallholder incomes in 10 million African families by 2020 through the effective production and expanded use of sweetpotato. This …

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Presentation 01: MLE CoP 1 Year After: Update on Progress

The Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Community of Practice (CoP) held it’s annual meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, from 27 to 29 April 2016. In this presentation, the CoP leader presented an update of the progress of the CoP since its inception and first meeting in 2015. 

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