Handbook On Impact Evaluation

Autor: Shahidur R. Khandker
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821380291
File Size: 53,68 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 4528
Download or Read Book
Public programs are designed to reach certain goals and beneficiaries. Methods to understand whether such programs actually work, as well as the level and nature of impacts on intended beneficiaries, are main themes of this book.

Impact Evaluation In Practice

Autor: Sebastian Martinez
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821385410
File Size: 30,68 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 4821
Download or Read Book
This handbook provide a non-technical introduction to impact evaluations, including ?Why Evaluate? in Chapter 1, ?How to Evaluate? in Chapter 2 and ?How to Implement Impact Evaluations? in Chapter 3. These elements are the basic ?tools? needed in order to successfully carry out an impact evaluation.

Handbook On Poverty Inequality

Autor: Jonathan Haughton
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821376140
File Size: 54,41 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 4449
Download or Read Book
For anyone wanting to learn, in practical terms, how to measure, describe, monitor, evaluate, and analyze poverty, this Handbook is the place to start. It is designed to be accessible to people with a university-level background in science or the social sciences. It is an invaluable tool for policy analysts, researchers, college students, and government officials working on policy issues related to poverty and inequality.

Ten Steps To A Results Based Monitoring And Evaluation System

Autor: Jody Zall Kusek
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821382899
File Size: 38,59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 2453
Download or Read Book
An effective state is essential to achieving socio-economic and sustainable development. With the advent of globalization, there are growing pressures on governments and organizations around the world to be more responsive to the demands of internal and external stakeholders for good governance, accountability and transparency, greater development effectiveness, and delivery of tangible results. Governments, parliaments, citizens, the private sector, NGOs, civil society, international organizations and donors are among the stakeholders interested in better performance. As demands for greater accountability and real results have increased, there is an attendant need for enhanced results-based monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs, and projects. This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system. These steps begin with a OC Readiness AssessmentOCO and take the practitioner through the design, management, and importantly, the sustainability of such systems. The Handbook describes each step in detail, the tasks needed to complete each one, and the tools available to help along the way."

Handbook Of Regulatory Impact Assessment

Autor: Claire A. Dunlop
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1782549560
File Size: 78,53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 2415
Download or Read Book
Regulatory impact assessment (RIA) is the main instrument used by governments and regulators to appraise the likely effects of their policy proposals. This pioneering Handbook provides a comparative and comprehensive account of this tool, situating it in the relevant theoretical traditions and scrutinizing its use across countries, policy sectors and policy instruments. Comprising six parts, university researchers, international consultants and practitioners working in international organizations examine regulatory impact assessment from many perspectives, which include: • research traditions in the social sciences • implementation, regulatory indicators and effects • tools and dimensions such as courts and gender • sectoral case studies including environment, enterprise and international development • international diffusion in the European Union (EU), Americas, Asia and developing countries • appraisal, training and education. With its wealth of detail and lessons to be learned, the Handbook of Regulatory Impact Assessment will undoubtedly be of great value to practitioners and scholars working in governance, political science and socio-legal studies.

Seeing For Yourself

Autor: Eileen Kane
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821334539
File Size: 17,56 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 9345
Download or Read Book
This handbook provides information to help the policymaker or educator understand the research process in order to study problems and opportunities associated with the education of girls in Africa. In Africa, girls account for only 57% of the school-age population. They are more likely to drop out of school and to score lower on the examinations that determine their enrollment at postprimary levels. Research into the education of girls has the potential to improve their opportunities, and to raise the educational level of society in African countries. The purpose of research is outlined, and steps in planning a research project are defined. The discussion of the planning phase includes a discussion of sampling and sample size selection. Part III of this manual reviews the basic tools of the social science researcher. Literature reviews, techniques such as surveys and interviews, and qualitative research are described. A final section considers working with research findings and using the results. Appendixes present a sample research outline, an example data grid, and a list of some research instruments commonly used in the study of education of girls. Suggested readings are listed with each chapter. (Contains 36 figures, 50 tables, 33 illustrative boxes, and 104 references.) (SLD)

Evaluating The Impact Of Development Projects On Poverty

Autor: Judy L. Baker
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821388959
File Size: 40,48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 7449
Download or Read Book
Despite the billions of dollars spent on development assistance each year, there is still very little known about the actual impact of projects on the poor. There is broad evidence on the benefits of economic growth, investments in human capital, and the provision of safety nets for the poor. But for a specific program or project in a given country, is the intervention producing the intended benefits and what was the overall impact on the population? Could the program or project be better designed to achieve the intended outcomes? Are resources being spent efficiently? These are the types of questions that can only be answered through an impact evaluation, an approach which measures the outcomes of a program intervention in isolation of other possible factors.This handbook seeks to provide project managers and policy analysts with the tools needed for evaluating project impact. It is aimed at readers with a general knowledge of statistics. For some of the more in-depth statistical methods discussed, the reader is referred to the technical literature on the topic. Chapter 1 presents an overview of concepts and methods. Chapter 2 discusses key steps and related issues to consider in implementation. Chapter 3 illustrates various analytical techniques through a case study. Chapter 4 includes a discussion of lessons learned from a rich set of 'good practice' evaluations of poverty projects which have been reviewed for this handbook.

Analyzing Health Equity Using Household Survey Data

Autor: Adam Wagstaff
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821369340
File Size: 39,50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 7715
Download or Read Book
Have gaps in health outcomes between the poor and better off grown? Are they larger in one country than another? Are health sector subsidies more equally distributed in some countries than others? Are health care payments more progressive in one health care financing system than another? What are catastrophic payments and how can they be measured? How far do health care payments impoverish households? Answering questions such as these requires quantitative analysis. This in turn depends on a clear understanding of how to measure key variables in the analysis, such as health outcomes, health expenditures, need, and living standards. It also requires set quantitative methods for measuring inequality and inequity, progressivity, catastrophic expenditures, poverty impact, and so on. This book provides an overview of the key issues that arise in the measurement of health variables and living standards, outlines and explains essential tools and methods for distributional analysis, and, using worked examples, shows how these tools and methods can be applied in the health sector. The book seeks to provide the reader with both a solid grasp of the principles underpinning distributional analysis, while at the same time offering hands-on guidance on how to move from principles to practice.

Opportunities In Dam Planning And Management

Autor: Leonardo Mazzei
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821382160
File Size: 63,34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 6340
Download or Read Book
Aimed both at practitioners involved in developing country planning processes and dam project managers, this handbook makes a significant contribution to the conversation on modernizing communication in large water infrastructure. --Book Jacket.

World Bank Group Impact Evaluations

Autor: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821397184
File Size: 78,49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 9554
Download or Read Book
Over the past decade the development community has focused more on measuring results, so the use of impact evaluations has expanded rapidly. IEG examines the relevance, quality, and influence of World Bank and IFC impact evaluations.