Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86624
Authors: 
Elbers, Chris
Gunning, Jan Willem
de Hoop, Kobus
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 07-075/2
Abstract: 
Donor agencies and recipient governments want to assess the effectiveness of aid-supported sector policies. Unfortunately, existing methods for impact evaluation are designed for the evaluation of homogeneous interventions (‘projects’) where those with and without ‘treatment’ can be compared. The lack of a methodology for evaluations of sector-wide programs is a serious constraint in the debate on aid effectiveness. We propose a method of statistical impact evaluation in situations with heterogeneous interventions, an extension of the double differencing method often used in project evaluations. We illustrate its feasibility with an example from the education sector in Zambia.
Subjects: 
Impact Evaluation
Sector-Wide Programs
Aid Effectiveness
Education
Africa
Zambia
JEL: 
F35
H43
N37
O10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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