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Policy Reforms

Partha Dasgupta

in Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247882
eISBN:
9780191596100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247889.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

It is shown that the correct way to evaluate a public project is to compare reductions in consumption arising from the investment outlay with the increase in wealth that the investment helps to ... More


Assessing Capability Change

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The sixth and seventh chapters that make up Part II of the book consist of one practical and much narrower application of the capability approach, namely, a discussion of how economic analysis ... More


Project Evaluation Using the New Metrics

John D. Martin, J. William Petty, and James S. Wallace

in Value–Based Management with Corporate Social Responsibility

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195340389
eISBN:
9780199867257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340389.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Single-period performance measures made popular by VBM vendors for the evaluation of a firm's ongoing operations can easily be misinterpreted and misused to evaluate period-by-period performance of ... More


Giving Aid Effectively: The Politics of Environmental Performance and Selectivity at Multilateral Development Banks

Mark T Buntaine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190467456
eISBN:
9780190467470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467456.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Environmental Politics

International organizations do not always live up to the expectations and mandates of their member countries. One of the best examples of this gap is the environmental performance of the multilateral ... More


Project Evaluations: Learning What Works

Mark T. Buntaine

in Giving Aid Effectively: The Politics of Environmental Performance and Selectivity at Multilateral Development Banks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190467456
eISBN:
9780190467470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467456.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Environmental Politics

Evaluation is the most direct tool that principals at all types of organizations use to manage the discretion they grant to their agents. Evaluations produce information about the outcomes of ... More


Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Sabina Alkire

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The author examines how Amartya Sen's capability approach can be coherently—and practically—put to work in participatory poverty reduction activities so that the voices and values of the poor matter. ... More


Devising Routines for Project Appraisal at the World Bank, 1945–75

Michele Alacevich

in The Emergence of Routines: Entrepreneurship, Organization, and Business History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787761
eISBN:
9780191829857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787761.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Based on previously untapped archival material, this chapter discusses the establishment of the operations-evaluation function at the World Bank between the mid-1960s and the early 1970s, and the ... More


Administrative Procedures: Avoiding Delays with Environmentally Risky Projects

Mark T. Buntaine

in Giving Aid Effectively: The Politics of Environmental Performance and Selectivity at Multilateral Development Banks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190467456
eISBN:
9780190467470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467456.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Environmental Politics

In response to failures to protect local people from environmental harm in development projects, the multilateral development banks established safeguard procedures. These procedures require ... More


Creating Success

Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins

in A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173924
eISBN:
9781400884988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173924.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the varied practices through which donors assure their funders and themselves that their efforts have succeeded. NGOs that implement interventions to prevent HIV deploy three ... More


Aid Effectiveness in Fragile States

Francesca G. Caselli and Andrea F. Presbitero

in Macroeconomic Policy in Fragile States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198853091
eISBN:
9780191887437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853091.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Fragile states are highly dependent on foreign aid and are characterized by several features that impair their economic and social performance. This chapter reviews the literature on aid ... More


Addressing the Problem of Performance

Mark T. Buntaine

in Giving Aid Effectively: The Politics of Environmental Performance and Selectivity at Multilateral Development Banks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190467456
eISBN:
9780190467470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467456.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Environmental Politics

This chapter presents the principal-agent framework that will serve as the basis for the empirical research in the following chapters. Although a great deal of theoretical development has helped ... More


Conclusions and Implications

Mark T. Buntaine

in Giving Aid Effectively: The Politics of Environmental Performance and Selectivity at Multilateral Development Banks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190467456
eISBN:
9780190467470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467456.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Environmental Politics

Can the allocation of aid be made compatible with achieving good development and environmental outcomes? To this day, environmental and development aid remains largely stuck in a system that focuses ... 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


Employment Policy Approaches and Multisectoral Implementation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Daniel Mont

in Disability and Equity at Work

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199981212
eISBN:
9780199358007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981212.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Focusing attention on disability and employment in low- and middle-income countries can be challenging because of high poverty rates and lack of availability of decent employment for large sectors of ... More


How Should Benefits and Costs Be Discounted in an Inter-generational Context?

Maureen L. Cropper

in Sustainable Consumption: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives In Honour of Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199679355
eISBN:
9780191758423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679355.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses how future benefits should be discounted in the context of project evaluation, or cost–benefit analysis, and addresses the role played by the choice of discount rate with ... More


Randomizing Development: Method or Madness?

Lant Pritchett

in Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development: A Critical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198865360
eISBN:
9780191898266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865360.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

An important argument for the increased use of randomized control trial methods in development is that the evidence from these studies will encourage the uptake of effective programs and projects ... More


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