One thing that you probably needed when you first learned how to count was your ten fingers (or twenty if you count your toes too). So it is very handy that the IDBs new Guide on evaluating education projects comes in five steps. Not easy steps, mind you, but if you take them one at a time, it will save you a lot of time next time you want to know if hiring extra teachers is … [Read more...] about Five steps you need in education evaluation
A few days ago I attended a book presentation on experimental evaluations where one participant stated, "this is all well and good, but it does not apply to institutional reforms; one cannot ‘randomize’ the reform of a ministry." Similarly, a document from a bilateral aid agency stated that it can experimentally evaluate only 5 percent of the total development assistance … [Read more...] about Can we randomize institutional reform?