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Does technical assistance matter? An impact evaluation approach to estimate its value added

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  • Inder Ruprah
  • Luis Marcano

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Many public programmes include technical assistance to the direct beneficiaries of the programme in addition to pure financing. However, there is no body of studies that calculates the additional impact of technical assistance on the outcome of interest. The authors use multi-treatment propensity score - with exact matching for dosage. The impact calculations reveal that technical assistance does matter as it has an impact over and above that of only financing. Given the small dollar value of technical assistance relative to the dollar value of transfers, not only does technical assistance matter but it is a way of getting more for less.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Development Effectiveness.

Volume (Year): 1 (2009)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 507-528

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Keywords: impact evaluation; technical assistance; water;

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  1. Pablo Ibarrarán & Miguel Sarzosa & Yuri Soares, 2008. "The Welfare Impacts of Local Investment Projects: Evidence from the Guatemala FIS," IDB Publications 26318, Inter-American Development Bank.
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  1. Jaud, Melise & Cadot, Olivier, 2012. "A second look at the pesticides initiative program: evidence from Senegal," World Trade Review, Cambridge University Press, vol. 11(03), pages 490-506, July.
  2. Verónica M. Gonzalez Diez & Pablo Ibarrarán & Alessandro Maffioli & Sandra Rozo, 2009. "The Impact of Technology Adoption on Agricultural Productivity: The Case of the Dominican Republic," IDB Publications 25938, Inter-American Development Bank.
  3. Francisca Henriquez, 2009. "Microcrédito y su Impacto: Un Acercamiento con Datos Chilenos," OVE Working Papers 0309, Inter-American Development Bank, Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE).

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