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Impact evaluation: the experience of the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank

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  • White, Howard

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Impact evaluation provides a measure of aid effectiveness, that is how good development aid is at reducing poverty. Critics of aid argue that there have been few attempts to measure its impact. This may have been true in the past, but there is a growing body of literature on impact evaluation. This paper reviews the methodological and practical issues in conducting such studies, drawing on the experience of the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 1111.

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Date of creation: Sep 2006
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:1111

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Keywords: Impact evaluation; aid effectiveness; World Bank;

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  1. Judy L. Baker, 2000. "Evaluating the Impact of Development Projects on Poverty : A Handbook for Practitioners," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 13949, October.
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  1. Independent Evaluation Group, 2008. "An Impact Evaluation of India's Second and Third Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Projects : A Case of Poverty Reduction with Low Economic Returns," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 6521, October.
  2. Arni, Patrick, 2012. "Kausale Evaluation von Pilotprojekten: Die Nutzung von Randomisierung in der Praxis," IZA Standpunkte 52, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Thomas, Ranjeeta & Jones, Andrew M & Squire, Lyn, 2010. "Methods for Evaluating Innovative Health Programs (EIHP): A Multi-Country Study," MPRA Paper 29402, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Pritchett, Lant & Samji, Salimah & Hammer, Jeffrey, 2012. "It.s All About MeE: Using Structured Experiential Learning (.e.) to Crawl the Design Space," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  5. Elbers, Chris & Gunning, Jan Willem, 2013. "Evaluation of development programs : randomized controlled trials or regressions ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6587, The World Bank.
  6. Akter, Shaheen & Fu, Xiaolan, 2012. "Impact of Mobile Telephone on the Quality and Speed of Agricultural Extension Services Delivery: Evidence from the Rural India," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 126798, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  7. Chris Elbers & Jan Willem Gunning & Kobus de Hoop, 2007. "Assessing Budget Support with Statistical Impact Evaluation: a Methodological Proposal," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 07-075/2, Tinbergen Institute, revised 31 Dec 2007.

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