Effectiveness For Improving Lives

effectiveness for improving lives

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GENERAL REFERENCES

a. Introductory readings:

b. Intermediate readings:

BY METHODOLOGY

a. Experimental methods:

b. Quasi-experimental methods:

BY SECTOR

Agriculture

Designing impact evaluations for agricultural projects (Winters et al.; IDB, 2010).


Early childhood development

Methodologies to evaluate early childhood development programs (Behrman et al.; World Bank, 2007).


Education

Impact evaluation for school-based management reform (Gertler et al.; World Bank, 2007).

Guidelines for impact evaluation in education using experimental design (Bando, Rosangela; IDB, 2013).


Housing

Impact evaluation for slum upgrading interventions (Field and Kremer; World Bank, 2008).


Industry

Evaluating the impact of cluster development programs (Giuliani et al.; IDB,2013).


Labor markets

Building in an evaluation component for active labor market programs: a practitioner’s guide(Card et al.; IDB, 2011).


Land property

Impact evaluation for land property rights reforms (Conning and Deb; World Bank, 2007).


Microfinance

Impact evaluation for microfinance (Karlan and Goldberg; World Bank, 2007).


Nutrition

Methodologies to evaluate the impact of large scale nutrition programs (Habicht et al.; World Bank, 2009).


Regional development

Evaluating the impact of regional development programs (Winters and Sitja; IDB, 2010).


Science and technology

Evaluating the impact of science, technology and innovation programs:a methodological toolkit(Crespi et al.; IDB, 2011).


Tourism

Technical guidelines for evaluating the impacts of tourism using simulation models (Taylor, Edward; IDB, 2010).


Transportation

Conducting impact evaluations in urban transport (Boarnet, Marlon; World Bank, 2007).

Impact evaluation of rural roads projects (Van de Walle, Dominique; World Bank, 2008).


Water and sanitation

A guide to water and sanitation sector impact evaluations (Poulos et al.; World Bank, 2006).

TOOLS

POWER CALCULATIONS
GANTT CHARTS
TEMPLATES
  • Budget template : a tool for estimating the costs of an impact evaluation.
  • Concept note template : a document that describes the details of the impact evaluation methodology.
  • Design template : a blank presentation to guide the main steps and components of an impact evaluation design.
  • Impact evaluation checklist :a list of core activities to be carried out during an impact evaluation.

CREDIBILITY

The credibility of the impact evaluation must be considered in the design stage of the evaluation cycle. Here we present some tools to facilitate the compliment of ethical and transparency protocols applied to the practice of the impact evaluation.

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD

Prior to launching data collection it is imperative that safety and protection of survey participants be considered. Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) help ensure that research involving human participants is conducted in an ethical manner. This includes verifying that risks to participants are minimized, that their selection is equitable, that they are fully informed of what the survey entails, and understand the potential risks and benefits. Information about IRBs as well as available services are included in the following links:

DATA COLLECTION GUIDELINES
DATA STORAGE AND MANAGEMENT

Document, store and disseminate your data with the following tools: