Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86982
Authors: 
Elbers, Chris
Gunning, Jan Willem
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 09-073/2
Abstract: 
There is a growing interest, notably in development economics, in extending project evaluation methods to the evaluation of multiple interventions (“programs”). In program evaluations one is interested in the aggregate impact of a program rather than the effect on individual beneficiaries. In many situations randomized controlled trials cannot identify this impact. We propose a measure of program impact, the total program effect (TPE), which is a generalization of the treatment effect on the treated (ATET). We show how the TPE can be estimated.
Subjects: 
program evaluation
randomized controlled trials
policy evaluation
treatment heterogeneity
budget support
sector-wide programs
aid effectiveness
JEL: 
C21
C33
O22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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