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Impact evaluation of development interventions : a practical guide

Author: Howard White; David A Raitzer
Publisher: Metro Manila, Philippines : Asian Development Bank, 2017.
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Offers guidance on the principles, methods, and practice of impact evaluation. It contains material for a range of audiences, from those who may use or manage impact evaluations to applied  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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White, Howard.
Impact evaluation of development interventions.
Metro Manila, Philippines : Asian Development Bank, 2017
(OCoLC)1028623672
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard White; David A Raitzer
ISBN: 9789292610593 9292610597
OCLC Number: 1044767882
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Tables, Figures, and Boxes; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction: Impact Evaluation for Evidence-Based Development; 1.1 Why Does Impact Evaluation Matter?; 1.2 The Purposes of Impact Evaluation; 1.3 What Questions Can Impact Evaluation Answer?; 1.4 Impact Evaluation in the Project Cycle; 1.5 Impact Evaluation, Evaluation, and Economic Analysis; 1.6 About This Book; 2. Using Theories of Change to Identify Impact Evaluation Questions; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 What Is a Theory of Change?; 2.3 Issues Raised by the Theory of Change. 2.4 Constructing the Theory of Change2.5 Applying the Theory of Change; 3. The Core Concepts of Impact Evaluation; 3.1 What Is Impact Evaluation?; 3.2 Identifying Control and Comparison Groups; 3.3 Biases and Challenges for Causal Inference; 3.4 Time Dimension of Impacts; 3.5 Unit of Assignment, Treatment, and Analysis; 3.6 Different Impact Measures --
Impacts for Whom?; 3.7 Internal and External Validity; 4. Randomized Controlled Trials; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Why Randomize?; 4.3 Types of Randomized Controlled Trial Designs; 4.4 Steps in Implementing a Randomized Controlled Trial. 4.5 Reporting Randomized Controlled Trials4.6 Working with Randomized Controlled Trials in Practice; 4.7 Summary; 5. Nonexperimental Designs; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Difference-in-Differences Estimates; 5.3 Synthetic Controls; 5.4 Propensity Score Matching; 5.5 Propensity Score Weighting and Double Robust Techniques; 5.6 Regression Discontinuity Design and Interrupted Time Series; 5.7 Instrumental Variables; 5.8 Endogenous Treatment and Control Function Approaches; 5.9 Endogenous Switching Regressions; 5.10 Summary; 6. What and How to Measure: Data Collection for Impact Evaluation. 6.1 The Importance of High-Quality Data6.2 Determining What Data Are Needed; 6.3 Data Sources; 6.4 Designing a Survey; 6.5 Sampling; 6.6 Managing Data Collection; 7. Sample Size Determination for Data Collection; 7.1 Power Calculations: An Introduction; 7.2 What Is Power?; 7.3 Power Calculations for Simple Study Designs; 7.4 Power Calculations for Cluster Designs; 7.5 The Danger of Uwnderpowered Studies; 7.6 Aids for Considering and Performing Power Calculations; 8. Managing the Impact Evaluation Process; 8.1 Introduction to Managing Impact Evaluations; 8.2 Planning Impact Evaluations. 8.3 Selecting an Impact Evaluation Design8.4 Timing and Budgeting for Impact Evaluation; 8.5 Where Help for Impact Evaluation Can Be Obtained; 8.6 Interpreting and Presenting Impact Evaluation Findings; 8.7 Conclusions: Twoard Evidence-Based Directions for Development; Appendix 1. Application of Estimation Methods for Impact Evaluation; Section 1: The Potential Outcomes Framework; Section 2: Randomized Controlled Trials; Section 3: Difference-in-Differences and Fixed Effects Models; Section 4: Synthetic Controls.
Responsibility: Howard White, David A. Raitzer.

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