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Evaluating Community Driven Development Programs

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Frame of Image ide SRK, there is major interest/investment in CDD in many countries, often financed by development partners • E.g., World Bank invested in $85 Billion over the past decade in local participation programs; currently the WB supports 400 CDD programs in more than 90 countries ($30 Billion portfolio)
So, what do we know about the Impact of CDD programs?
• For the most exhaustive review of the impact of CDD programs (covering over 400 studies), see: Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao, “Localizing Development: Does Participation Work?”, World Bank Policy Research Report 2013 • For a less exhaustive review see Susan Wong, 2012, “What Have Been the Impacts of World Bank Community-Driven Development Programs?”
How do you evaluate CDD programs?
• As always, best if you can randomize (randomized phase-in) • Indonesia (Generasi) – largest randomized social experiment in the world (Benjamin Olken et al. 2013) • Afghanistan (NSP) – one of the most difficult places in the earth to do anything (Andrew Beath et al. 2012), so if you can randomize in Afghanistan …
Indonesia: PNPM Generasi
• In the first year of the program villages receive an annual block grant of approximately US $10,000, which each village can allocate to any activity that supported one of 12 indicators of education and health service delivery • Subsequent year’s block grant depends on performance relative to other villages in the sub-districts.
Indonesia: PNPM Generasi
• Randomization (control, grant, incentivized grant) at


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Title Evaluating Community Driven Development Programs
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Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Nazmul Chaudhury

Date 2014-05
Event

East Asia Regional Impact Evaluation Wokshop

Pages 25
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management