Handbook on Impact Evaluation : Quantitative Methods and Practices

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Khandker, Shahidur R.
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Koolwal, Gayatri B.
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Samad, Hussain A.
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2012-03-19T10:04:58Z
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2012-03-19T10:04:58Z
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2010
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978-0-8213-8028-4
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/2693
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This book reviews quantitative methods and models of impact evaluation. The formal literature on impact evaluation methods and practices is large, with a few useful overviews. Yet there is a need to put the theory into practice in a hands-on fashion for practitioners. This book also details challenges and goals in other realms of evaluation, including monitoring and evaluation (M&E), operational evaluation, and mixed-methods approaches combining quantitative and qualitative analyses. This book is organized as follows. Chapter two reviews the basic issues pertaining to an evaluation of an intervention to reach certain targets and goals. It distinguishes impact evaluation from related concepts such as M&E, operational evaluation, qualitative versus quantitative evaluation, and ex-ante versus ex post impact evaluation. Chapter three focuses on the experimental design of an impact evaluation, discussing its strengths and shortcomings. Various non-experimental methods exist as well, each of which are discussed in turn through chapters four to seven. Chapter four examines matching methods, including the propensity score matching technique. Chapter five deal with double-difference methods in the context of panel data, which relax some of the assumptions on the potential sources of selection bias. Chapter six reviews the instrumental variable method, which further relaxes assumptions on self-selection. Chapter seven examines regression discontinuity and pipeline methods, which exploit the design of the program itself as potential sources of identification of program impacts. Specifically, chapter eight presents a discussion of how distributional impacts of programs can be measured, including new techniques related to quantile regression. Chapter nine discusses structural approaches to program evaluation, including economic models that can lay the groundwork for estimating direct and indirect effects of a program. Finally, chapter ten discusses the strengths and weaknesses of experimental and non-experimental methods and also highlights the usefulness of impact evaluation tools in policy making.
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English
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World Bank
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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ACCOUNTABILITY
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AUDITS
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BENEFICIARIES
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CAPACITY BUILDING
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CLINICS
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
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COMPARISON GROUPS
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CONTROL GROUPS
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COUNTERFACTUAL
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COUNTERFACTUALS
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DATA ANALYSIS
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DATA COLLECTION
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DECISION MAKING
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DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
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ECONOMIC FACTORS
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EVALUATION DESIGN
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EVALUATION METHODS
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EVALUATION STUDIES
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EVALUATORS
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EX ANTE ANALYSIS
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EX POST EVALUATION
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EX POST IMPACT EVALUATION
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EXERCISES
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EXPERIMENTAL DATA
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EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
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FAMILIES
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FINAL INDICATORS
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FINANCIAL SUPPORT
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FLEXIBILITY
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GENERAL PRACTICE
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GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
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HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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HYGIENE
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IMPACT ASSESSMENT
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IMPACT EVALUATION
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IMPACT EVALUATION TOOLS
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IMPACT INDICATORS
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INCOME
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INEQUALITY
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INSTRUMENTAL VARIABLES
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INTERMEDIATE INDICATORS
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INTERMEDIATE OUTCOMES
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INTERVENTION
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INTERVIEWS
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LABOR MARKETS
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LEARNING
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M&E SYSTEMS
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MATCHING METHODS
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METHODOLOGIES
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MODELING
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MORTALITY
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NONEXPERIMENTAL METHODS
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NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
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NONPARTICIPANT GROUPS
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NUTRITION
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PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
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POLICY CHANGES
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POLLUTION
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POVERTY ALLEVIATION
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POVERTY IMPACTS
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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POVERTY REDUCTION PROGRAMS
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PROGRAM BENEFICIARIES
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PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS
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PROGRAM EFFECTS
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PROGRAM EVALUATION
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PROGRAM IMPACTS
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PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
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PROGRAM INTERVENTIONS
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PROGRAM OUTCOMES
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PROGRAMS
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT
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PROJECT MONITORING
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PROJECT OBJECTIVES
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PROPENSITY SCORE MATCHING
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QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS
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QUALITATIVE DATA
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QUALITATIVE METHODS
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QUANTITATIVE DATA
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QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION
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QUANTITATIVE METHODS
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QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH
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QUESTIONNAIRES
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REDUCING POVERTY
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REFLEXIVE COMPARISONS
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RELIABILITY
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RESEARCH PROJECTS
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RESEARCHERS
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SECONDARY SCHOOLS
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SELECTION BIAS
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SERVICE DELIVERY
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SIMULATION
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SIMULATIONS
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SOCIAL NETWORKS
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SURVEY DATA
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SURVEY INSTRUMENTS
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TARGETING
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TECHNIQUES
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TRAINING PROGRAMS
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TRANSPARENCY
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TREATMENT EFFECTS
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WAGES
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WELL-BEING
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dc.title
Handbook on Impact Evaluation : Quantitative Methods and Practices
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000333037_20091210014322
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11487317
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okr.volume
1 of 1
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okr.date.disclosure
2010-04-20
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okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Impact Evaluation
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Monitoring and Evaluation
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Science Education
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Science and Technology Development :: Scientific Research & Science Parks
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Monitoring & Analysis
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Education
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Health, Nutrition and Population
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52099
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Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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World Bank
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