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Handbook on impact evaluation : quantitative methods and practices

Author: Shahidur R Khandker; Gayatri B Koolwal; Hussain Samad
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This handbook "provides a practice and comprehensive overview of the latest methods for evaluating public programs, targeted toward researchers as well as policy makers. This book bridges the latest econometric research on impact evaluation with the field experience of program officials and evaluators. Experimental and nonexperimental approaches for designing and evaluating programs are covered, as well as methods  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shahidur R Khandker; Gayatri B Koolwal; Hussain Samad
ISBN: 9780821380284 0821380281 9780821380291 082138029X
OCLC Number: 472357619
Description: pages cm
Contents: pt. 1. Methods and Practices --
1. Introduction --
2. Basic Issues of Evaluation --
3. Randomization --
4. Propensity Score Matching --
5. Double Difference --
6. Instrumental Variable Estimation --
7. Regression Discontinuity and Pipeline Methods --
8. Measuring Distributional Program Effects --
9. Using Economic Models to Evaluate Policies --
10. Conclusions --
pt. 2. Stata Exercises --
11. Introduction to Stata --
12. Randomized Impact Evaluation --
13. Propensity Score Matching Technique --
14. Double-Difference Method --
15. Instrumental Variable Method --
16. Regression Discontinuity Design --
Answers to Chapter Questions --
Appendix. Programs and .do Files for Chapter 12-16 Exercises.
Responsibility: Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain Samad.

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Public programs are designed to reach certain goals and beneficiaries. This book deals with the methods to understand whether such programs actually work, as well as the level and nature of impacts  Read more...

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