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Author Baker, Judy L
Title Evaluating the Impact of Development Projects on Poverty : A Handbook for Practitioners
Imprint Washington : World Bank Publications, 2000
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Descript 1 online resource (210 pages)
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Series Directions in Development
Directions in Development
Note Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Defining Concepts and Techniques for Impact Evaluation -- 2 Key Steps in Designing and Implementing Impact Evaluations -- 3 Applying Analytical Methods for Impact Evaluation: A Case Study -- 4 Drawing on "Good Practice" Impact Evaluations -- Bibliography -- Annex -- Annex 1: Case Studies -- 1.1 Evaluating the Gains to the Poor from Workfare: Argentina's TRABAJAR Program -- 1.2 Does Microfinance Really Help the Poor? New Evidence from Flagship Programs in Bangladesh -- 1.3 Bangladesh Food for Education: Evaluating a Targeted Social Program When Placement Is Decentralized: -- 1.4 Evaluating Bolivia's Social Investment Fund -- 1.5 Impact of Active Labor Programs: Czech Republic -- 1.6 Impact of Credit with Education on Mothers' and their Young Children's Nutrition: Lower Pra Rural Bank Program in Ghana -- 1.7 Textbooks and Test Scores: Evidence from a Prospective Evaluation in Kenya -- 1.8 Evaluating Kenya's Agricultural Extension Project -- 1.9 The Impact of Mexico's Retraining Program on Employment and Wages (PROBECAT) -- 1.10 Mexico, National Program of Education, Health, and Nutrition (PROGRESA) -- 1.11 Evaluating Nicaragua's School Reform: A Combined Quantitative-Qualitative Approach -- 1.12 Improving Elementary Mathematics Educationin Nicaragua: An Experimental Study of the Impact of Textbooks and Radio on Achievement -- 1.13 The Impact of Alternative Cost-Recovery Schemes on Access and Equity in Niger -- 1.14 Schooling Outcomes in Philippine Elementary Schools: Evaluation of the Impact of Four Experiments -- 1.15 Assessing the Poverty Impact of Rural Roads Projects in Vietnam -- Annex 2: Sample Terms of Reference -- 2.1 The Uganda Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Project -- 2.2. Rural Roads Impact Evaluation: Vietnam 1997 Baseline
Annex 3: A Sample Budget from an Impact Evaluation of a School Feeding Program -- Annex 4: Impact Indicators-Evaluation of Bolivia Social Investment Fund -- Annex 5: Template of Log Frame for Project Design Summary for the Project Completion Document or Project Appraisal Document -- Annex 6: Matrix of Analysis -- Back Cover
Despite the billions of dollars spent on development assistance each year, there is still very little known about the actual impact of projects on the poor. There is broad evidence on the benefits of economic growth, investments in human capital, and the provision of safety nets for the poor. But for a specific program or project in a given country, is the intervention producing the intended benefits and what was the overall impact on the population? Could the program or project be better designed to achieve the intended outcomes? Are resources being spent efficiently? These are the types of questions that can only be answered through an impact evaluation, an approach which measures the outcomes of a program intervention in isolation of other possible factors.This handbook seeks to provide project managers and policy analysts with the tools needed for evaluating project impact. It is aimed at readers with a general knowledge of statistics. For some of the more in-depth statistical methods discussed, the reader is referred to the technical literature on the topic. Chapter 1 presents an overview of concepts and methods. Chapter 2 discusses key steps and related issues to consider in implementation. Chapter 3 illustrates various analytical techniques through a case study. Chapter 4 includes a discussion of lessons learned from a rich set of 'good practice' evaluations of poverty projects which have been reviewed for this handbook
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Baker, Judy L. Evaluating the Impact of Development Projects on Poverty : A Handbook for Practitioners Washington : World Bank Publications,c2000 9780821346976
Subject Economic development projects -- Evaluation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.;Poor -- Developing countries
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