By Luis Tejerina and Juan Miguel Villa According to the US government, the 2020 census could cost as much as $15.6 billion, or $49 per inhabitant. While in developing countries, according to a study of 77 countries carried out by Development Initiatives, the average cost of conducting a household survey ranges from $1 million to $1.6 million, These initiatives to … [Read more...] about Latin America and the Caribbean should tap into big data to reduce the cost of measuring poverty
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By Rosangela Bando, Francisco Gallego, Paul Gertler Let’s imagine a dilemma: Fernanda, a principal at an elementary school in Mexico, is thinking of buying her daughter a laptop. Her daughter is halfway through fifth grade. Fernanda thinks this is a good time to introduce her daughter to the digital world: A computer should allow her daughter to excel in school. But is it … [Read more...] about The impacts of shifting from print to digital textbooks
By Leticia Donoso Putting together a development project is both exhilarating and exhausting. Sometimes, when the negotiation stage is behind us, the project is being implemented, and all that’s left to do is the final reports, we are obligated to take a retrospective look back and ask a basic question: What was the development objective we were trying to achieve? What result … [Read more...] about Strengthening impact evaluation step by step in the Caribbean countries
Por Oscar Mitnik The Impact Evaluation Network (IEN) of the Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) is calling for papers to be presented at its 11th Annual Meeting, to be held joint with the 2018 RIDGE May Forum, this coming May 22nd and 23rd, in Montevideo, Uruguay. … [Read more...] about Call for papers on impact evaluation
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?