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Call for papers: Multi-stakeholder Research & Innovation Platforms in Agricultural Research for Development

The African Journal of Rural Development (AFJRD) has dedicated a Supplementary Issue to research, processes and related works on multi-stakeholder engagements in Agricultural Research and Development (ARD) in an effort to promote dissemination of information to various stakeholders. This is, therefore, to invite submission of papers with a focus on …

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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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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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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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Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women – A Guide to Measurement

The Minimum Dietary Diversity for WRA (MDD-W) indicator defined and described in this document is a food group diversity indicator that has been shown to reflect one key dimension of diet quality: micronutrient adequacy, summarised across 11 micronutrients (Martin-Prével et al., 2015). The indicator constitutes an important step towards filling the need for …
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