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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.

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.