The standards of what constitutes rigorous research are rising. In a response to what has been called a credibility crisis, entire scientific fields are calling for published research to more closely follow the scientific ideals most scientists learn early in their education. Following suit, the IDB, a leader in the generation of knowledge for Latin America, partnered with the … [Read more...] about Three reasons in favor of transparent, reproducible, and ethical research practices
Consider this: you have just completed the installation of a water and sanitation system for an entire neighborhood, but many households don’t connect their kitchens and bathrooms to the new water and sewer lines. With low coverage, many of the expected health benefits of the project will not materialize. … [Read more...] about How to implement an impact evaluation?
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Impact Evaluation Hub, a “one stop shop” for everything you need (well, almost) for an impact evaluation (IE). The hub provides links to many excellent resources on the web, as well as an array of documents unique to the portal available in English and Spanish for users to download … [Read more...] about Your New Gateway to Impact Evaluation
Want to test if a program or policy works, but don’t have time for a Ph.D. in econometrics? Then this book is for you. In “Impact Evaluation in Practice” we discuss the basic principles of impact evaluation and its application in the real world, all in a very accessible language. “Impact Evaluation in Practice” is available for free on the World Bank’s … [Read more...] about Impact Evaluation in Practice