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Evaluating impact : Turning promises to evidence

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Frame of Image sing what to evaluate
Spend evaluation resources wisely No need to evaluate everything Criteria
o Large budget share o Affects many people o Little existing evidence of impact for target population
2. Policy impact of evaluation
What is the policy purpose?
Provide evidence for pressing decisions Design evaluation with policy makers Plan for review, use of evaluation results
How to make evaluation impact policy
Address policy-relevant questions
o o o o o What policy questions need to be answered? What outcomes answer those questions? What indicators measures outcomes? Are the indicators SMART? How much of a change in the outcomes would determine success?
Example: Scale up pilot? Criteria: Need at least a X% average increase in beneficiary outcome over a given period
Policy impact of evaluation
Cultural shift
From retrospective evaluation to prospective evaluation.
o o o o Look back and judge. Decide what need to learn. Experiment with alternatives. Measure and inform. Adopt better alternatives overtime.
Change in incentives
o Rewards for changing programs . o Rewards for generating knowledge. o Separating job performance from knowledge generation.
3. Finding Control groups
Evaluation strategy depends on the
rules of operations
Identification strategy depends on
the implementation of the program Retrospective vs. Prospective
Retrospective Analysis
Retrospective Analysis is necessary when we have to work with a pre-assigned program (expanding an existing program) and (hopefully!


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Title Evaluating impact
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Turning promises to evidence

Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Gertler, Paul

Publisher

[Berkeley]:University of California, Berkeley

Date 2012
Event

The Regional Impact Evaluation Workshop

Pages 23
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Official Aid < Others
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