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The need for institutional change in capacity development of tertiary agricultural education

Authors: Mundie Salm, Gerard Baltissen, Richard Hawkins, Jifke Sol, Ruud Ludemann, Anouka van Eerdewijk, Mariana Wongtschowski, Driek Enserink and Marlene Roefs.

Publication date: October 2014

UNICEF Impact Evaluation Series: Data Collection & Analysis

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Impact evaluations need to go beyond assessing the size of the effects (i.e., the average impact) to identify for whom and in what ways a programme or policy has been successful. This video provides an overview of the issues involved in choosing and using data collection and analysis methods for impact evaluations. 

Evaluation Rubrics: How to Ensure Clear and Transparent Assessment That Respects Diverse Lines of Evidence

Authors: Oakden, J.
Publication date: 2013

Independent external evaluators generally have to work within a range of constraints. Often there is less than ideal availability of time, money, or data. This article presents an example of how a team of external evaluators worked around these constraints on an evaluation in the education sector.

Context Matters for Size: Why External Validity Claims and Development Practice Don't Mix - Working Paper 336

Authors: Pritchett, L. & and Sandefur, J.
Publication date: July 8th, 2013

In this working paper of the Center for Global Development, the authors examine how policymakers and practitioners should interpret the impact evaluation literature when presented with conflicting experimental and non-experimental estimates of the same intervention across varying contexts.

Louise Shaxson (l.shaxson@odi.org.uk) reviewed the paper and shared the following comments:

The World Bank: Randomized trials

Authors: Gertler, PJ. et alii. (for The World Bank)
Publication date: 2010

This presentation constitutes supporting material for the World Bank "Impact Evaluation in Practice" book. It focuses on randomization for causal inference and presents a case study of a randomized trial in Colombia.

The World Bank Handbook on Economic Analysis of Investment Operations

Authors: Belli, P. et alii. (for the Operational Core Services Network Learning and Leadership Center of The World Bank)

Publication date: 1998

The goals of this Handbook by The World Bank are (a) to provide staff with analytical tools that are solidly grounded in economic theory, yet practical and simple to use, and (b) to make the approach to the economic evaluation of projects more transparent. 

CSAE Scaling Up What Works: Experimental Evidence on External Validity in Kenyan Education

Authors: Bold, T.; Kimenyi, M.; Mwabu, G.; Ng'ang'a, A.; Sandefur, J.

Publication date: 2013

The recent wave of randomized trials in development economics has provoked criticisms regarding external validity. In this paper, the Centre for the Study of African Economies investigates two concerns – heterogeneity across beneficiaries and implementers – in a randomized trial of contract teachers in Kenyan schools.

Education for All - Global Monitoring Report

Author: The EFA Global Monitoring Report Team 
Publication Date: 2005 

Where does the world stand on the six goals of Education for All?

Monitoring And Evaluation Aspects Of Capacity Ans Capacity Development

Author: David Watson 
Publication Date: 2005

ECDPM Study on Evaluation Aspects of Capacity and Capacity Development. This paper has been drawn up in preparation of one of several Theme Papers being produced under the auspices of the above study programme.