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Introduction

J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz J. Filipski

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter introduces the local economy-wide impact evaluation (LEWIE) approach, the need for such an approach, and the value of general-equilibrium methods as a complement to experiment-based ... More


The CART Principles for Impact Evaluation

Mary Kay Gugerty and Dean Karlan

in The Goldilocks Challenge: Right-Fit Evidence for the Social Sector

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199366088
eISBN:
9780199366118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199366088.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The CART principles are essential for designing a right-fit impact evaluation. This chapter explains what it means to conduct credible, actionable, responsible, and transportable impact evaluation. ... More


Comparative Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Inform Policy in Developing Countries: A General Framework with Applications for Education

Iqbal Dhaliwal, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster, and Caitlin Tulloch

in Education Policy in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses how comparative cost-effectiveness analyses can help inform policy in developing countries and the underlying methodological assumptions necessary for performing this kind of ... More


Evaluating Structural Interventions

B Hensen, S Dringus, R Eakle, M Remme, and J Hargreaves

in Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention: Optimizing Strategies for Reducing New Infections and Improving Care

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190675486
eISBN:
9780190675509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675486.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Evaluating structural interventions to understand whether they are effective, for whom, and in what context is critical to determining whether, where, and how to deliver structural interventions at ... More


Conclusions and Policy Implications for Cash Transfer Programmes

Benjamin Davis, Sudhanshu Handa, Nicola Hypher, Natalia Winder Rossi, Paul Winters, and Jennifer Yablonski

in From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769446
eISBN:
9780191822445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

Given the importance of cash transfer programmes in social protection strategies in sub-Saharan Africa, understanding programme impacts and processes that facilitate improvements in programme ... More


The Role of Impact Evaluation in the Evolution of Zambia’s Cash Transfer Programme

Paul Quarles van Ufford, Charlotte Harland, Stanfield Michelo, Gelson Tembo, Kelley Toole, and Denis Wood

in From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769446
eISBN:
9780191822445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

From a donor-driven small-scale pilot in 2003, Zambia’s cash transfer programme has to date evolved into a national programme that pays regular transfers to close to 150,000 households in half of the ... More


The Impact of a Promise Realized: South Africa’s Child Support Grant

Michael Samson, Carolyn J. Heinrich, John Hoddinott, George Laryea-Adjei, Thabani Buthelezi, Lucie Cluver, Selwyn Jehoma, Maureen Mogotsi, Thilde Stevens, Ingrid van Niekerk, and Evelyne Nyokangi

in From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769446
eISBN:
9780191822445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

The Child Support Grant (CSG) represents South Africa’s most successful social protection programme, reaching over eleven million poor children each month. This chapter reviews the first integrated ... More


The Political Economy of Cash Transfer Evaluations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Anna McCord, Natalia Winder Rossi, and Jennifer Yablonski

in From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769446
eISBN:
9780191822445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

The chapter explores the political economy of cash transfer evaluations and their impact on policy making and programme design, drawing lessons from the sub-Saharan Africa case studies presented in ... More


Implementing Rigorous Evaluations in the Real World: The Quantitative Approach to Evaluation Design in the Transfer Project

Benjamin Davis and Sudhanshu Handa

in From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769446
eISBN:
9780191822445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

The defining characteristic of the Transfer Project impact evaluations of cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa is their full integration into national ministries and associated ... More


Introducing the CART Principles

Mary Kay Gugerty and Dean Karlan

in The Goldilocks Challenge: Right-Fit Evidence for the Social Sector

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199366088
eISBN:
9780199366118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199366088.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Impact is an often misunderstood concept. Many organizations attempt to measure it through tallies of goods or services provided, anecdotes about program participants, or comparisons of the ... More


Sustaining Impacts When Transfers End Women Leaders, Aspirations, and Investments in Children

Karen Macours and Renos Vakis

in The Economics of Poverty Traps

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226574301
eISBN:
9780226574448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574448.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Numerous evaluations show that conditional cash transfer programs change households' investments in their young children, but there are many open questions about how such changes can be sustained ... More


From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

Benjamin Davis, Sudhanshu Handa, Nicola Hypher, Natalia Winder Rossi, Paul Winters, and Jennifer Yablonski (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769446
eISBN:
9780191822445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

Impact evaluations must be embedded in the ongoing process of policy and programme design in order to be effective in influencing country policy. This is the primary lesson found in this book, which ... More


Does Evidence Matter? Role of the Evaluation of the Child Grants Programme in the Consolidation of the Social Protection Sector in Lesotho

Luca Pellerano, Silvio Daidone, Benjamin Davis, Mohammad Farooq, Mariam Homayoun, Andrew Kardan, Malefetsane Masasa, Ousmane Niang, Bettina Ramirez, and Naquibullah Safi

in From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769446
eISBN:
9780191822445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

This chapter discusses the role of evidence produced through rigorous evaluation in determining the rapid consolidation of the Child Grants Programme (CGP) in Lesotho into a national programme. The ... More


The Social Cash Transfer Programme of Malawi: The Role of Evaluation from the Pilot to the Expansion

Gustavo Angeles, Sara Abdoulayi, Clare Barrington, Sudhanshu Handa, Esmie Tamanda Kainja, Peter Mvula, Harry Mwamlima, Maxton Tsoka, and Tayllor Spadafora

in From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769446
eISBN:
9780191822445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP) is an unconditional cash transfer programme targeted at the ultra-poor and labour-constrained households of the country. The main objectives of the ... More


The Transfer Project, Cash Transfers, and Impact Evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Benjamin Davis, Sudhanshu Handa, Nicola Hypher, Natalia Winder Rossi, Paul Winters, and Jennifer Yablonski

in From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769446
eISBN:
9780191822445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

Cash transfer programmes are a key instrument of social protection in developing countries, having expanded dramatically over the past two decades. A key objective of this book is to provide the ... More


Conclusion

J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz J. Filipski

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the major contributions of local economy-wide impact evaluation (LEWIE) and contemplates its future role in impact evaluation studies. Evaluations focusing on treatment and ... More


Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz J. Filipski

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book provides a methodology to evaluate the impacts of a wide diversity of development projects and policies on local economies. Projects and policies often create spillovers within project ... More


A Continuum of Models for Any Situation

J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz J. Filipski

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter shows how to build local economy-wide impact evaluation (LEWIE) models, using the stylized village economy of Chapter 2 as an illustration. The chapter takes readers through a series of ... More


Economy-wide Cost-benefit Analysis

J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz J. Filipski

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Many funders, including international development banks, require that a cost-benefit analysis be carried out prior to the approval of project loans. Potential benefits of tourism projects include not ... More


A Strange Alchemy: Embedding Human Rights in Tax Policy Spillover Assessments

Nicholas Lusiani and Mary Cosgrove

in Tax, Inequality, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190882228
eISBN:
9780190882266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882228.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the challenges of attributing responsibility for the cross-border impacts of tax and financial secrecy policies through “spillover assessments.” Integrating human rights guiding ... More


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