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La evaluación de impacto: qué es, cómo se mide y qué está aportando en la cooperación al desarrollo
[Impact Assessment and Evaluation: What it is it, how can it be measured and what it is adding to the development of international co-operation]

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  • Larru, Jose Maria

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This article defines impact assessment and evaluation while comparing three different approaches. First, randomized evaluations or random control trials, which aim to maximize quantitative accuracy and solve selection bias. Second, non-experimental methods, where randomization is not possible. Third, participatory techniques. The article also discusses pros and cons of each methodology. Applications and uses in the education sector help to illustrate differences.

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  • Larru, Jose Maria, 2007. "La evaluación de impacto: qué es, cómo se mide y qué está aportando en la cooperación al desarrollo
    [Impact Assessment and Evaluation: What it is it, how can it be measured and what it is adding to
    ," MPRA Paper 6928, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6928
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    Keywords

    attribution; foreign aid; contra factual; evaluation; impact assessment;

    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid

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