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?
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By Oscar Mitnik The 10th-anniversary meeting of the Impact Evaluation Network (IEN) of LACEA (Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association) will be held from March 22 to 24, 2017 at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) headquarters in Washington, DC. The meeting will consist of the presentation of 16 selected research papers from a record number of … [Read more...] about Don’t miss the 10th anniversary meeting of the Impact Evaluation Network
by Eva Vivalt. Increasingly rigorous studies have been done on the effects of development programs with the hope that these studies' results will inform policy decisions. However, the same program often has different effects in different contexts. There are many different variables that can affect what will happen. The key question is then: to what extent can we … [Read more...] about How much do impact evaluations (really) help policymaking?
By Brian Quistorff. The new module for Synthetic Control Methods “synth_runner” helps conduct multiple estimations, inference, diagnostics, and generate visualizations of results.” The Synthetic Control Methodology (SCM) (Abadie and Gardeazabal, 2003, Abadie et al., 2010, hereafter ADH) is a data-drive approach to small-sample comparative case-studies for estimating … [Read more...] about The synth_runner Package: Utilities to Automate Synthetic Control Estimation Using synth