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    Nourishing impact evaluations: surveys and quality of data matter

    By - 14 de March de 2012, 5:59 am

    A joint post by Gastón Gertner and Fazia Pusterla

    surveys and quality of data matter


    Most impact evaluations rely on data collected through survey methods. However, it is often the case that evaluators find themselves in front of low quality databases due to poor data collection processes in the field.

    Research analysts at government offices and in academic environments spend a significant amount of their time cleaning data in order to correct this problem.

    At the IDB, we are trying to move the impact evaluation agenda towards enhancing access to high-quality survey data.

    Thus, during the last Impact Evaluation Workshop in Chile, covered in this post, all afternoon sessions were dedicated to induce participants into thinking about the importance of setting up high quality standards and good practices to collect data.

    We need a deeper focus and understanding on survey methods and instruments. Read more…