effectiveness for improving lives

Effectiveness For Improving Lives

Design

Design  Implementation  Data Collection  Analysis  Dissemination 

At the design stage you will define your evaluation questions, identify an appropriate methodology, and plan and budget for the evaluation activities. Use the following guidelines to help design and plan your impact evaluation.

METHODOLOGIES

Impact evaluations assess the changes in development outcomes that are caused by a particular project, program, or policy. To establish a causal relationship, impact evaluations rely on a set of experimental and quasi-experimental methods. The following links offer an overview of the main methodologies:

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